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Cauliflower Rice Asian Chopped Salad www.lillieeatsandtells.com

Cauliflower-Rice Asian Chopped Salad

I LOVE any kind of Asian Salad... and any kind of chopped salad.  Put both in a bowl with a sea of fresh herbs and I'm obsessed! Add some brown rice or farro if you've got room for more carbs, nuts if you've got room for fats!
Author Lillie
Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 291 kcal

Ingredients

For the cilantro lime cauliflower:

  • 150 g riced cauliflower fresh or frozen
  • 1 cube garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • squeeze of lime
  • big pinch of chopped fresh cilantro

For the salad

  • 2-3 big handfuls of mixed greens chopped 75 g
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • Chopped cucumber 80 g
  • Chopped bell pepper 40 g

About 1/4 each cup chopped:

  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • mint
  • basil
  • Chopped mango 15 g
  • 1/4 of an avocado 25 g
  • 100 g Grilled chicken* (like this basic one or this sweet chili cilantro one would be perfect!) torn into pieces and heated in a pan for a couple of minutes on high heat with a sprinkle of kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, and some cooking spray. (I promise it doesn't taste like reheated poultry! Just don't over-do it.)
  • 1 tbs Trader Joes Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette
  • 2 tbs Newmans Own Sesame Ginger
  • A big squeeze of fresh lime on top.

Instructions

For the Cauliflower

  • Heat a skillet over medium with a little cooking spray, throw in your riced cauliflower (I prefer frozen just because I can always have it on hand.) Sprinkle with kosher salt and let cook for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Once it's soft and maybe a little browned, add a clove (or frozen cube) of garlic and cook for just another minute or two.
  • Turn off heat and throw in a big pinch of cilantro (about 1/4 cup) and a squeeze of lime.

For the Salad

  • Chop greens as fine as you like (I love this salad chopped small!)
  • Top with cauliflower rice, green onion, cucumber, bell pepper, fresh herbs (including additional cilantro), mango, avocado, and shredded, seasoned and heated chicken.
  • Drizzle with your favorite asian dressings... *I LOVE this Trader Joes Peanut one and this Newmans Own Sesame Ginger-- especially at just 1.5 fat per serving.
  • Toss and squeeze with additional fresh squeezed lime and some sesame seeds if you want!

Notes

  1. *I used my basic grilled chicken but use any chicken you like! Rotisserie works great heated in a pan like this as well.
  2. I use two dressings just because I love the TJ one but the Newmans Own is lower in fat and I STILL love it... so I like to get both flavors and stretch the fat a little farther.
  3. Grains and nuts are both delicious additions! Rice or farro... and peanuts, toasted cashews, or almonds... Add some for me will you?

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcalSaturated Fat: 1.2gFat: 9.1gProtein: 25.7gCarbohydrates: 28.2g

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