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This one is a keeper!

And no, this post doesn’t actually have anything to do with bees or honey, but I just liked the picture of this little guy on our basil plant. So we have this massive plant in our yard and I have been wanting to make good use of it.  After reading about the “Green Goddess” on girl meets paleo, I decided I had to try this (with a few minor tweaks) and man, I am so glad we did.  Everyone loved this — especially Alice!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 ripe avocado (add an extra half if it’s a big cauliflower)
  • 3/4 cup basil leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp celtic salt (I like salt so used about 1/2 tsp)
  • dash pepper

Here’s what you need to do:

Start by chopping cauliflower into chunks. Next, put the florets in the food processor and pulse until cauliflower is broken up into rice sized pieces. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt ghee/oil. Pour cauli rice into the skillet, add salt  and some pepper, and sauté until cauliflower is cooked.  It should only take about 10 minutes.

While the cauliflower is cooking, place avocado, basil, olive oil, and lemon juice in food processor and puree until smooth. Next, add salt and pepper to taste.

Once cauliflower is cooked, remove from heat and pour avocado mixture into the pan.  Stir until the cauliflower is fully coated, serve warm and enjoy this amazing side!

Alice, hold this please. Just hold it…

Alice!!! Stop, Alice!!!!

The girl who eats our basil leaves right off the plant of course loved this new side and just couldn’t resist…

Well, I guess I’ll take this as a compliment.  We will be making this one again soon!

  • Sharon Bowling - Excellent recipe. Love itReplyCancel

    • landriav - Thanks Sharon!! Glad you liked it! We are making it again tomorrow night!ReplyCancel

  • Randa - This is delicious!! Thank you – we made it today for the first time. Will definitely make it again. I assumed you meant 1/2 cup of lemon juice? That’s what I used, since there was no unit given with that ingredient measurement. I love lemony things, so I don’t mind that it’s quite lemony if that was more than you intended.ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Sorry just meant 1/2 lemon, juiced. Glad you liked it though!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Randa - Ohhh… I get it. 🙂 i’ll try it that way next time. Thanks!ReplyCancel

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