Enjoy a Latin themed dinner almost any night of the week!  Try this light, fresh, vibrant meal. This one is on top of my list for family dinners. Cauliflower offers a lighter option for traditional dishes with rice and you can even use it in other dishes!  

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Yield4 servings
  • Energy220 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
    • Mexican
  • Course
    • Main Course
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Gluten Free
    • Low Lactose
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Weightloss Program
    • Lifestyle Program


  • ½ head cauliflower
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ jalapeno
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ chives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Harissa, Sriracha or favorite hot sauce



If cooking beans, soak overnight, then drain, rinse and cook 4-6 hours in slow cooker or 2 hours on stove. I like to add chopped garlic, onion and jalapeno as well as spices and sea salt to the water when cooking.  If using canned beans, drain and rinse.


Cut head of cauliflower in half. Remove stem and roughly chop florets.


Peel and chop garlic.


Steam for about 8 minutes with chopped garlic, until a bit softer but still hard.


Drain cauliflower then pulse briefly in food processor or blender, so it resembles shape of rice.


Add to bowl and mix in beans, onion, tomato, jalapeno, spices, hot sauce.


Garnish with chopped chives and diced avocado.

Additions & Substitutions

Weight Loss & Lifestyle Program

  • Sub black beans with kidney, pinto, white or any other bean
  • Sub cauliflower with brown rice or quinoa
  • Sub jalapeno with any hot pepper  (Serrano, habanero, etc…)
  • Sub red onion with yellow or sweet onion
  • Add in one of the following lean proteins/serving:

    • Add 3-4 oz poultry/meat/tofu
    • Add 4-6 oz fish/shellfish
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories220
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat8 g10.26%
  • Trans Fat1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg0%
  • Sodium500 mg21.74%
  • Total Carbohydrate29 g10.55%
  • Dietary Fiber11 g39.29%
  • Total Sugars4 g
  • Protein9 g18%

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