Rustic Turkey Fried Cauliflower
Looking for a ridiculously healthy and delicious dish that requires minimal ingredients, minimal cooking time, and minimal dish-washing?!?
Just stir up this lil number up and let me know what you think!
Ingredients: (all of which are available at Trader Joe’s)
- 1 Package Lean Ground Turkey (about 1.5lbs raw)
- 1 package of raw riced cauliflower (16 Oz Bag)
- 1/2-1 Whole Red Onion, diced (go with your instinct/liking for onion)
- 1-2 Tbsp Minced Garlic (jarred minced garlic is another option)
- 1/4 Cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes in Oil (usually found in a jar)
- 3.5 Oz Shitake Mushrooms (Optional)
- 1.5-3 Oz Slices Black Olives (Optional)
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Side Note: Some of my friends like to add a bit of tomato paste, marinara, ketchup, pesto, OR hot sauce. These are options. Don’t over-do it! Use minimal sauce during your first batch to get a feel for how tasty this dish is without the additives.
- Use a fat-free coconut oil spray prior to heating your pan if you are using a normal skillet over medium-high heat. I prefer using a red copper pan which requires no oil or spray. My favorite pan is Gotham Steel’s 9.5 inch non-stick titanium frying pan by Daniel Green. It’s available on Amazon for $20. Keep in mind that it is designed for LOW-MEDIUM HEAT, so this recipe would need to be made using MEDIUM heat.
- Once your pan is hot, sauté your garlic for about 1 minute over medium heat
- Add the onion, stirring up the onion and garlic for about 2 minutes or until your onions turn translucent in color.
- Remove onion and garlic from pan and set them aside for a brief moment.
- Add lean turkey meat to frying pan over medium heat. Use a fork to break up the mixture as it cooks
- Add riced cauliflower once the turkey meat is about 1/2 way cooked
- Add 1/4-1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes with 1 Tbsp of the oil from the jar
- Add 1.5-3 Oz sliced black olives and/or 3.5 oz chopped Shitake mushrooms (both are optional). Continue stirring for 2 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Once the turkey is nearly fully cooked and all ingredients have been added, feel free to reduce your heat to “simmer” and add a SMALL amount of tomato paste, marinara, ketchup, pesto, OR hot sauce. Allow 1-3 minutes of simmer time and then turn your stove to the “OFF” position and allow your meal to cool before enjoying 🙂
This recipe yields 6-8 servings. I recommend using a food scale to divvy out a 6 oz portion for each meal. This should satisfy your breakfast, lunch, and dinner needs for 4-5 days. All you need to do is add a 200 calorie AM and PM snack between meals.
Viola! Tasty weight-loss is at your fingertips! And yes…you are allowed to lick them 🙂