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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cauliflower Rice Greek Salad + A Birds Eye Giveaway!

A pasta style Greek salad bursting with flavor featuring Birds Eye® Veggie Made Riced Cauliflower. 

Today I have a deliciously easy salad recipe to share with you and a little giveaway at the end of this post. I've been wanting to jump on the riced cauliflower train for quite some time, especially since it's a great low-carb rice substitute, but the idea of making my own riced cauliflower seems like a lot of work. 

When I saw that Birds Eye® Veggie Made™  started making frozen riced cauliflower, I knew it was time to try it, so I picked up a few bags at my local grocery store. I had a couple summer salad recipes that I've been wanting to make that called for rice or pasta, but I thought the riced cauliflower would be a healthier option.  

I was excited to get started and chose a Cauliflower Rice Greek Salad to make first. This Greek salad is simple to make, because it starts with frozen riced cauliflower that cooks in in a steam fresh package in the microwave and then just leave it to cool while you cut up the remainder of the vegetables.  

What I like most is that the veggie made packages take 4-5 minutes to cook in the microwave and that's it. No additional prep work is needed, no grating and no additional cooking!!! I used the original riced cauliflower for this recipe, but you can also use the roasted garlic or herb and Italian cheese to add even more flavor. 

From start to finish this salad took about 20 minutes to pull together and I was so surprised at how delicious the riced cauliflower tasted. my daughter couldn't even tell that cauliflower was added to the salad, so that was a win for me. 

Growing up back in the 70's, I remember my mom using Birds Eye
® Frozen Vegetables, but the packaging looked very different than it does today. Mom used to get the little frozen boxes and use them in a variety of recipes, so it's no surprise that now that I have my own family that I'm using Birds Eye frozen vegetables as well.

Each Birds Eye® Veggie Made™ product, offers a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional comfort foods such as potatoes, rice and pasta. They look just like our favorite comfort foods, but are actually vegetables. These new Birds Eye creative Veggie Made products make eating vegetables easier and more enjoyable, especially if you have picky kids and husbands.    

Each product provides a full serving of vegetables with no artificial ingredients. The riced cauliflower and the mashed sweet potatoes & carrots are my favorite. Birds Eye's New Veggie Made products are available in the following varieties: 

  • Birds Eye Veggie Made  Mashed Cauliflower Original, Sour Cream and Chives Cauliflower, Roasted Garlic Cauliflower, and Sweet Potatoes & Carrots with Brown Sugar.
  • Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggie Made  Riced Cauliflower: Original, Roasted Garlic, Savory Herb and Italian Cheese.
  • Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggie Made Pasta: Original, Zucchini Lentil Pasta, Spinach Lentil Pasta with Alfredo Sauce, Zucchini Lentil Pasta with Cheddar Sauce and Zucchini Lentil Pasta with Marinara. 
These new Veggie Made products are definitely a game changer for me, I can't wait to use them as a substitute in a few of my favorite comfort food recipes.  




Cauliflower Rice Greek Salad 
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1 - 10 ounce package Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggie Made Riced Cauliflower
1 - cup cucumbers, diced
3/4 - cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 - cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 - cup red bell pepper, chopped 
2 - green onions, chopped
4 - ounces black olives, sliced 
1 - 8 ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and cut into pieces
1/2 - cup wishbone EVOO lemon - honey herb dressing
splash of fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup - fresh parsley, roughly chopped 
1/2 - cup crumbled feta cheese

Steam the riced cauliflower according to package directions. Remove from package and place in a bowl to cool for about 20 minutes. 

Chop and cut all of the veggies and artichoke hearts and set aside. 

In a med-large bowl add the cooled riced cauliflower and all of the veggies, artichochokes and black olives. Toss the mixture to combine. 

Add the lemon herb dressing, splash of lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper and crumbled feta cheese.  

Lightly toss to combine. Refrigerate salad at least one hour before serving. Sprinkle with additional feta cheese before serving. 

Servings: 4

The new Birds Eye® Veggie Made varieties are currently available at most major retailers. Look for them in the frozen vegetable section at a store near you. I hope you'll pick up a few packages and give this recipe a try.

Birds Eye® Veggie Made Giveaway!

One lucky Mommy's Kitchen reader is going to win a Birds Eye Prize Pack that includes:

4 - VIP Birds Eye Product Coupons
 1 - Branded Oven Mitt
 1 - Branded Measuring Spoon

To Enter: Just leave a comment on this post, it's as easy as that (Anonymous users please leave your email address in your comment). This giveaway starts on Tuesday, August 8th 2017 and ends on Tuesday, August 15th 2017 at 11:59 pm CST! 

Giveaway Rules: 
One random winner will be chosen and notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. Mommy's Kitchen is not responsible for the prize package delivery. No purchase necessary to enter this giveaway! Giveaway is open to US Residents only. 


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This post is sponsored by Birds Eye®. I received product coupons and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All opinions stated above are 100% my own. #ad #birdseye #veggiemade

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123 comments:

1porkchop said... #

I just perused the Bird's Eye website, and I had no idea they make so many products. I thought they were just frozen vegetables, but they have meal kits, and many other entree type foods. emailoftim@aol.com

Tina Butler said... #

They have a lot of veggie kits and single vegetables. I love the steamfresh varieties.

San. M. said... #

The recipe sounds awesome and looks delicious!

Vic said... #

I put Birdseye on my shopping list. Your salad looks very good.

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said... #

I use a lot of Birdseye products, but not the cauliflower variety -- that really intrigues me!
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keshakeke said... #

This looks delicious! I love the rices cauliflower. It is wonderful
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pam p. said... #

Thank you I love your blog I have followed for a long time and love seeing you grow Thank you

Kathi - from Sacramento, CA said... #

Looks very healthy and easy to make. Am going to have to make this for the pot luck this week. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Colleen said... #

Great looking salad dish.
You know, I have never bought or even tried a Bird's Eye product. About the only thing I get from the freezer area is either cool whip or ice cream and that isn't very often.
Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

Anonymous said... #

I guess I am going to get on the bandwagon and purchase this product. I love cauliflower and it certainly would be healthier. thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said... #

Love Birdseye vegetables. Thanks for the giveawy.

Michelle Masters said... #

Yum. This recipe looks really good.

Michelle Masters said... #

Yum. This recipe looks really good.

Lisa Varner said... #

My husband and I just love the Steamfresh vegetables. We saw a commercial on tv about them and tried out severa varieties and all vere excellent!

Nancy Hearn said... #

This looks amazing! The packaged riced cauliflower takes all the work out! LOVE IT!!

Anonymous said... #

Looks good, will give them a try!

Mimi G said... #

This salad looks so darn good. Birds Eye products are going on my shopping list. Pinned this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Josie Smith said... #

That look yummy. I going to give it a try. Thank You love you site.

M1CAL said... #

I keep seeing recipes using cauliflower. Looks good, I am going to try this recipe.

Anonymous said... #

Leslie:
What a timely post! My son's family has recently gone vegan. We've been looking for ideas. Thank you for doing this giveaway.
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jderouin55 said... #

So much easier and quicker than riceing your own cauliflower

HS said... #

I love Birds Eye veggies, they are so convenient and versatile in cooking.

Debbie Caraballo said... #

Hi Tina, great recipe! I'm amazed at the variety of new products Birds Eye has. Can't wait to try them! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome set of products.

Amy Z said... #

The salad sounds great! I love Birds Eye vegetables.
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Judy Fritz said... #

I have seen and bought a package of this but haven't yet tried it as my husband doesn't like cauliflower but I'm hoping he won't be able to tell what it is really is! It just sounds so good to me!!

Mary said... #

That salad looks so colorful & delicious!

Deborah W said... #

This looks and sounds yummy! I can't wait to try it and the new riced cauliflower.

Carla Shiver said... #

I want to try what you made. This is a great prize!!!
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annemarie said... #


Love Birds Eye products - thanks for the great giveaway!

Folaurasha Jerry said... #

I love bird's eye brand..this is a very nice giveaway pkg that you all have put together as well...super excited..Thx for the opportunity😊

Ky said... #

I love pasta salads but love the idea of using the riced cauliflower as a substitute. Going to have to try this!

Jelli B. said... #

This sounds so good, Tina! I'm almost halfway through the Whole30 and aside from the feta, I could totally eat this. Believe me, I've been having my fair share of caulirice, caulioats, and zoodles. This looks very flavorful and delish.

Heather Babcock said... #

This recipe looks delish! Definitely going to have to try it!

Kathleen Kennedy-Leon said... #

Birdseye always has great products. I've used them for years. They have a wide array of great tasting veggies and since they are colorful my picky kids seemed to like them better. I love that you gave us so many recipes and are hosting a giveaway too. Hope to win-thanks from Kathleen@mybestofbothworlds.com

Felicia said... #

What a great way to try cauliflower in recipes! Wanting to eat healthier. Bird's Eye is making it easy!

A Cold Cup of Chloe said... #

This recipe looks so good! I love dishes that have lots of veges in them that almost feel hidden. Good to give my little one as well!

Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen said... #

Birds Eyes makes some great products. Plus, they make adding veggies to a meal super easy. I had no idea they started making cauliflower rice. That's awesome. I'm going to start looking for this at our grocery store.

blueskys said... #


Blueskys


I enjoy reading your recipes. I read Cauliflower Rice Greek Salad yesterday morning and made it last night. My grandson is not crazy about vegs but this one hit the spot. He ate it all and asked for seconds. I will make this one again. Please keep them coming.

Heather Kelly said... #

Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway and for all of your great recipes!

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Lisa Marie said... #

I'm always looking for new salads because let's face it: I can hardly get creative with them. This salad looks like such a delicious idea! I would eat it as both a side and a meal!

becka said... #

I had never seen the frozen rice cauliflower before. I do love the steam able vegetables.

Marty C. said... #

I'm not a cauliflower fan, but I'd eat the heck out of that Greek salad!

tat2gurlzrock said... #

That looks so good! We love Birds Eye products so I really want to try these new ones out.

wen budro said... #

I'm so glad that Birdseye keeps coming out with new products. I would love to try the new cauliflower rice and sweet potatoes.

Audra said... #

This looks so tasty!

Darlene said... #

This cauliflower salad looks yummy, I love almost all veggies so I bet this one is tasty.

amandatmgrover said... #

I've been eyeing these on the shelves in the freezer section. Dose it really taste like rice and mashed potatoes? I can't wait to find out. also, how about the pasta made of veggies, does it still have great taste and flavor? Thanks for the chance.

Nancy Bowers said... #

I would like to try these Birds Eye products. Thank you for the giveaway.

Marija said... #

Yum! Thanks for the chance to win.

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allyson tice said... #

apparently i ust get on the cauliflower rice train! birds eye is coming out with some pretty cool frozen stuff lately!!

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Alison Rost said... #

Your recipe timing couldn't be more perfect! My husband just brought in a cauliflower, tomatoes, and cucumbers from the garden. We love anything with Greek flavors, and this will definitely be making an appearance this weekend. x

latanya t said... #

I love the way you added your own twist. Your recipe looks very good.


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Helga said... #

I eat salads almost every day. I like cauliflower so I would like to make this.

Annamarie Voss said... #

I am so glad Bird's Eye has frozen cauliflower rice now, it makes it so much easier than ricing the cauliflower myself.

minibea12 said... #

I'd love to try the new Birds Eye products! The cauliflower salad looks good!
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Beverly Harrold said... #

i tried the riced cauliflower and since i am not much of a cook it was pretty horrible but looking at your dish i am going to give it another try.

Hope Hill said... #

Recipe looks so delicious! Will have to try soon. Have not bought any of the newer Birds Eye products. Will definitely have to give them a try. I also remember the small boxes they started out in like you mentioned. I love your blog and recipes. Keep them coming!

Marilyn said... #

This recipe for Cauliflower Rice Greek Salad looks delicious. Saving it to make this fall when I start cooking again.

Laura Pelkey Bowe said... #

This is so much more convenient than making my own Cauliflower Rice.

KrazeKatLady said... #

This recipe looks so good!

beachgirl0323 said... #

This recipe for cauliflower salad looks yummy.

Kim Cowgar said... #

I know I would love this! I'm a feta fiend lol My son has an aversion to most vegetables though so I wonder what other recipes I could use this in where he might not notice so much what it is? celestin1 at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said... #

I love BirdsEye vegetables, they are so quick and convenient!

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Lauren said... #

I would like to try the riced cauliflower!

Aly Mashrah said... #

I love cauliflower rice! I've made it a handful of times and it's a great substitute to starchier carbs. My son loves it too! I'm always looking for more recipes to try and this looks great!

caseykelp said... #

Thank you for the post and sharing a giveaway. I like cauliflower and riced cauliflower sounds yummy.

Pat said... #

That Cauliflower Rice Greek Salad looks scrumptious!

Jenny Scheldberg said... #

I love Birds Eye products! The sweet peas are my family's favorite.

Jeremy said... #

Would like to try these products.

Birdie Bee said... #

I love BirdsEye products.

Anonymous said... #

I love Birdseye products and they are adding more and more dishes all the time. You are bound to find something something you like. The dish shown looks yummy. Tricia Jorke tjorke@ymail.com

Michelle said... #

I like Bird's Eye. I hope I win! Thanks for hosting.

Lynne said... #

I just saw one of the commercials last night and I'd really like to try the mashed cauliflower.

Tabathia B said... #

I like the family meal selection

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Feisty Fox said... #

These look delicious! I think my son would enjoy them and I'm always looking to get more veggies in his diet.

Susan Smoaks said... #

i am trying to eat more veggies this would help me do that.

Erinn Sluka said... #

We don't even eat rice as much anymore since we discovered their minced cauliflower!

LauraJJ said... #

Oh I have not tried these yet....your Cauliflower Rice Greek Salad looks so yummy! I have to give them a try!! Would be such a great replacement for rice!

Kayley said... #

I love their riced cauliflower!

skkorman said... #

We love Birds Eye veggies—thanks for the chance to win some!

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jayedee said... #

I remember this little Frozen boxes veggies too! I'd really like to win this giveaway! Thank you for hosting it!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said... #

This looks SO good!!

breanna pollard said... #

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN! EVERYTHING LOOKS SO GOOD.

Nancy said... #

I love the Birds Eye Veggie Made products. I especially love their cauliflower products.

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Jennifer Mays said... #

I am excited to try this recipe. Looks tasty 😀

John Joseph said... #

I love the recipes and birds eye always saves the day for dinner veggies around here

Amanda Hoffman said... #

Yum these look so good I love bird eye products 28amandahoffman@gmail.com

Charlene Canfield said... #

I would love to try this. We have been making our own "rice". I am glad they have came out with this!

Clair Freebie said... #

I love that I have the options like this to help my dinner look like I spent hours in the kitchen...and it tastes wonderful!

lildevilgirl22 said... #

I love veggies in stir fry and in general

marcia goss said... #

I haven't tried the riced cauliflower yet. Your recipe looks delicious.
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Kayla Bennett said... #

Thanks for this giveaway! Your recipe looks amazing!!

janetfaye said... #

I have bought Birds Eye frozen vegetables for years. I will have to try the riced cauliflower.

Ken Ohl said... #

love the Birds Eye Vegetables love to win this

Kim Reid said... #

I would love to try the new Bird's Eye Riced Cauliflower Veggies, a great time saver and healthy too!

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Misty said... #

I buy Birds Eye all the time. Our family loves it. (jozywails@gmail.com)

Giant Sis said... #

I love Birds Eye veggies as an easy way to make dinner fast and healthy! Plus, I'm lazy!

Trish said... #

I love Birds Eye veggies! I try to keep some of the spinach in my house at all times.

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Margaret Appel said... #

I've been wanting to try the riced cauliflower dishes I keep reading about. The Cauliflower Rice Greek Salad sounds intriguing. I've never tried artichokes, so it would be something new to try. Thanks for the chance!

chickie717 said... #

Thanks for have this Birdseye giveaway.... Great food and I would love to use the Birdseye swag!

Barrie Mac said... #

I love the idea of cauliflower rice but have a hard time successfullly making it. I'm so happy that Bird's Eye just made this easier for me!! I love your recipe too, looks like something the whole family would love...and no one would be the wiser that it isn't rice!

A Martin said... #

Birds Eye vegetables is delicious!
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Julie Waldron said... #

This looks & sounds like a great recipe for a summer barbecue.

Maryann D. said... #

I use Birds Eye product all the time and really want to try the Veggie Made varieties.
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monique s said... #

birdseye veggies are my favorite. They taste so fresh and are so easy to use too..

Richard Brandt said... #

The cauliflower dishes are intriguing - and I can have the mashed carrots and sweet potatoes for dessert!

Margaret said... #

We love the Steamfresh veggies. the broccoli is so good!

Pam Halligan said... #

I would like to try the riced cauliflower.

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Missy Schutz said... #

We've tried these and love em. Great w a salad when your trying to cut back on meat.

Tracie M. Cooper said... #

I love greek salad and I would love to make this for our next family dinner. My email is traciemcooper0515@gmail.com

Danielle jones said... #

I must be living under a rock because i'm just now hearing about this brand. Everyone else seems to know about it and like it. Hope to try it soon.

Sandy said... #

I'm really interested in trying the riced cauliflower!

Francine Anchondo said... #

Thanks for the chance .

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said... #

The recipe looks delicious. I would never have thought to use the cauliflower in salad!
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Leela said... #

That looks delicious!

Nicole said... #

This recipe looks so good! I love Bird's Eyes veggies - we use them all the time

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LeAnn Harbert said... #

This recipe looks good.

lkw1974 said... #

This looks soooo good. Thanks for sharing. Yum. I know my family love it.

Shelly Leatham said... #

This recipe looks really good! I love veggies and Birds Eye is such a great brand! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeanne Coulombe said... #

This looks delicious I only use birds eye veggie in our home the only veggie My family will eat

Jeanne Coulombe said... #

This looks delicious I only use birds eye veggie in our home the only veggie My family will eat

FireRunner2379 said... #

Birdseye makes the best vegetables as far as the frozen variety goes. I use them a lot, especially during the winter months.
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Lisa L said... #

Bird's Eye makes riced cauliflower!?!?! That's awesome. I'll def look for it next time I'm at the grocery store.