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Cilantro and Lime Couscous Salad with Roasted Cauliflower

Nick @ walktoeat
Easy and filling couscous salad with cilantro, lime, and roasted cauliflower. Perfect for a healthy summer side dish or flavor packed meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course entree
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 390 kcal


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 6 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 lime, juice only (about 2 tbsp.)
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced with a knife or mandoline
  • 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup currants or raisins (roughly chopped if using raisins)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Toss cauliflower, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, and 1 tsp. salt on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes until the bottom side is brown and crispy. Toss and roast the other side until brown and crispy, 15-20 minutes.
  • While cauliflower is roasting, prepare the couscous and dressing. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil (1.25 cup if using whole wheat couscous). Add 1/4 tsp. kosher salt and the couscous. Cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 5-10 minutes while couscous absorbs the water.
  • Combine the lime juice, garlic, 4 Tbsp. olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and plenty of fresh black pepper to a large bowl.
  • Add couscous to the bowl and toss to coat in the dressing. Then add the cauliflower, radishes, currants (or raisins), and cilantro. Toss gently to combine. Taste and season with more salt if needed.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. Salad will last 4-5 days covered in the refrigerator.


Calories: 390kcalFat: 21.5g
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