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Lemon pesto cauliflower rice recipe in a white bowl, garnished with peas and lemon slices. Bowl is set on top of a wooden cutting board.
Lemon Pesto Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Fluffy cauliflower rice smothered in a tangy lemon pesto, and rounded off with the sweetness of peas. Made in minutes, this Lemon Pesto Cauliflower Rice Recipe will be your new go-to side dish.  

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pesto cauliflower rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 190 kcal
Author: Stephanie
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/8 cup pinenuts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8.5 oz frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  1. Prepare pesto by blending basil, garlic, parmesan, pinenuts, salt, pepper, and lemon juice in food processor until it resembles a paste. Blend in 1/8 cup olive oil. Set aside.

  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in frying pan over medium heat, add in cauliflower. Cook, stirring frequently until cauliflower has lost some of its moisture and is fluffy, about 10 minutes.

  3. Fold in peas and pesto with cauliflower to heat.

  4. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Pro Tips:

I like to make my pesto in my Blendtec twister jar.  You can alternately make it in a food processor or other high power blender.

If you don't have a blender you like, you can grate cauliflower with a cheese grater or use a grater attachment for your food processor.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Pesto Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 434mg19%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 29.6mg36%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.