Hello hello everyone! I’m super excited for today’s post because it’s part of a #VirtualEasterParty, hosted by Laura of A Sunshine Mission and Haley of Brewing Happiness. A bunch of us bloggers are sharing healthy recipes that are perfect for Easter, and this Purple Cauliflower Tabbouleh is my offering! It’s the perfect healthy side dish to have at your Easter table, and aesthetically appropriate with its vibrant purple color.
As a Catholic, Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year – it celebrates the miracle of Christ’s resurrection after He died for our sins. I personally think this is really cool and honestly a bit mindblowing. Whether or not you believe in the Bible, Jesus was an actual historical figure who was sentenced to death by the Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate. This is almost universally accepted by historians. And in the Catholic faith, we believe in the testimony of those who saw Christ, resurrected, after he had perished on the Cross. It honestly just blows my mind that someone would love all of humanity so completely that He would sacrifice his life, so that all of us could have eternal life in Heaven. Talk about unconditional love. And this is the true message of Easter – having this perfect love in Christ, and celebrating our gratitude for having the chance to be redeemed through Him.
The Christian message has gotten so skewed nowadays, especially in the political world. And I know it might be controversial to talk about this, but I really have been feeling a strong calling to defend the name of Christianity, especially Catholicism. No one is trying to say that all Catholics are perfect. In fact, many Catholics have done bad things, and many Christians have said and done horrible things in the name of religion. No one is denying that. But what I think a lot of us Christians have forgotten is Christ’s true message – one of unconditional love, acceptance, and peace. Did Jesus go around talking about how much better He is than everyone else? No!! Jesus hung out with the lepers, the sinners – people who in those days were shunned by society. One of his most devoted followers was Mary Magdelene, a prostitute. Was she perfect? No!! If you look at the chronicles of Christ’s life, you’ll see that He accepted and loved all. He taught that when someone makes a mistake, you should forgive them. He taught that you should love one another as you love yourself. He taught that God’s love for us is eternal – unchanging, unfailing, and without condition. And that’s what Easter is all about.
- 1 Head Purple Cauliflower
- ¼ Red Onion, diced
- 1½ Cups Parsley (packed), minced
- Hemp Seeds for Garnish
- Juice from ½ Orange
- Juice from 1 Lemon
- 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Pepper
- Zest of ½ Orange
- Start by making the cauliflower "rice". Cut the cauliflower into florets, and process in the food processor until a rice is formed. Be careful not to overprocess!
- Cut the red onion and mince the parsley, then fold into cauliflower rice. Set aside while you make the vinaigrette.
- To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until evenly combined. Add into tabbouleh and mix well.
- Serve in bowls, garnished with hemp seeds and extra minced parsley.