Enjoy a Latin themed dinner almost any night of the week!  Try this light, fresh, vibrant meal. This one is on top of my list for family dinners. Cauliflower offers a lighter option for traditional dishes with rice and you can even use it in other dishes!  

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Yield4 servings
  • Energy220 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
    • Mexican
  • Course
    • Main Course
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Gluten Free
    • Low Lactose
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Weightloss Program
    • Lifestyle Program

Ingredients

  • ½ head cauliflower
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ jalapeno
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ chives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Harissa, Sriracha or favorite hot sauce

Directions

1

If cooking beans, soak overnight, then drain, rinse and cook 4-6 hours in slow cooker or 2 hours on stove. I like to add chopped garlic, onion and jalapeno as well as spices and sea salt to the water when cooking.  If using canned beans, drain and rinse.

2

Cut head of cauliflower in half. Remove stem and roughly chop florets.

3

Peel and chop garlic.

4

Steam for about 8 minutes with chopped garlic, until a bit softer but still hard.

5

Drain cauliflower then pulse briefly in food processor or blender, so it resembles shape of rice.

6

Add to bowl and mix in beans, onion, tomato, jalapeno, spices, hot sauce.

7

Garnish with chopped chives and diced avocado.

Additions & Substitutions

Weight Loss & Lifestyle Program

  • Sub black beans with kidney, pinto, white or any other bean
  • Sub cauliflower with brown rice or quinoa
  • Sub jalapeno with any hot pepper  (Serrano, habanero, etc…)
  • Sub red onion with yellow or sweet onion
  • Add in one of the following lean proteins/serving:

    • Add 3-4 oz poultry/meat/tofu
    • Add 4-6 oz fish/shellfish
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories220
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat8 g10.26%
  • Trans Fat1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg0%
  • Sodium500 mg21.74%
  • Total Carbohydrate29 g10.55%
  • Dietary Fiber11 g39.29%
  • Total Sugars4 g
  • Protein9 g18%

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