Fresh Herbed Couscous Atop Mache

Fresh Herbed Couscous Atop Mache

Deliciously filling, this grain-free recipe is also incredibly nutritious. The couscous is made with parsnips, which are loaded with Vitamin C and folate!

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Fresh Herbed "Couscous" Atop Mache


1 large peeled parsnip cut into roughly 1-inch chunks
1 bunch of fresh cilantro, most of the stems removed*
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons coconut butter or coconut oil
1 pinch pink salt or to taste (optional)

* If you dislike cilantro, try using fresh basil, Italian seasoning, and a dash of onion and garlic powder to turn this into an Italian-flavored dish. Yum!


In food processor fitted with "S" blade, pulse parsnip with coconut butter and orange juice until rice-sized, then pulse in cilantro until the herbed couscous appearance in the photo is achieved. Plate atop a large bed of mache lettuce.