Remove the stem from the cauliflower and cut the cauliflower head into four or fivesections. Place one or two sections of the cauliflower, depending on size, into a food processor and pulse until cauliflower rice is formed, usually 3 or 4 pulses.
Place the cauliflower rice mix on an oiled baking sheet and spread out evenly. Bake for 10 minutes, tossing once during baking. Remove and let cool.
While the cauliflower is baking, prepare the grape leaves. Rinse the grape leaves with water to remove the excess salt. Press the grape leaves with a paper towel toremove the excess water. Chop or shred grape leaves and set aside.
Chop or dice the cherry tomatoes, cilantro and green olives. Place in a bowl with the cauliflower rice, and then add the grape leaves. Toss together, mixing well. Add a squeezeof lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, and red pepper flakes.
For a more authenticMediterranean flavor, sprinkle with feta cheese crumbles and optional dried fig.
Omit the feta topping for a vegan and Paleo friendly option
Omit dried fruit for low carb option.
Grape leaves are low calorie and packed with vitamin A. You can buy them canned or jarred at the grocery store, just be sure to rinse before using.