Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Bowl

Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Bowl

This wholesome, vegan roasted cauliflower quinoa bowl is the perfect one-bowl meal, made with protein-rich quinoa and a fresh and tangy avocado lime dressing. It’s light and fresh, yet surprisingly filling. A delicious vegan meal that non-vegans can enjoy as a main or a side dish.

I have a confession to make. I’m obsessed with cauliflower. It actually surprises me that I haven’t posted more cauliflower-inspired recipes on the Blog, considering I roast an entire head of cauliflower at least once a week. If you’ve never tasted roasted cauliflower, you’re missing out. Slowly roasting the cauliflower coaxes out all the natural sugars, resulting in sweet, caramelized, tender florets.

My other obsession? Quinoa. It should be a pantry staple in everyone’s kitchen. It has a rich, nutty flavour, is loaded with protein, and tastes delicious with just about everything. There is always a bag or two of quinoa stashed in my pantry. Albeit quinoa is easy to come by nowadays, the quality of it varies extensively. Since I consume it so often it’s important for me to choose the best quality brand, like GoGo Quinoa ™. The combination of the caramelized cauliflower and the nutty quinoa, dressed with a creamy and tangy avocado lime vinaigrette makes this clean eating recipe full of fresh, simple flavours, yet rich and satisfying too!

I have one more confession to make. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t convince my kids to eat this. For starters, there’s green in it. Enough said. Secondly, they have yet to appreciate cauliflower as much as I do – no matter which way I prepare it. It’s all good. They’ll get there, and in the meantime, I’ll serve myself seconds!

Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Bowl

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Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Bowl

2017-05-06
: Serves 2-4
: 5 min
: 20 min

This wholesome, vegan roasted cauliflower quinoa bowl is the perfect one-bowl meal, made with protein-rich quinoa and a fresh and tangy avocado lime dressing. It’s light and fresh, yet surprisingly filling. A delicious vegan meal that non-vegans can enjoy as a main or a side dish. I have a confession to make. I’m obsessed with cauliflower. …

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Ingredients
    5 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped into florets
  • 2-3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado
  • juice of 1/2 small lime
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. dried cumin
  • 1 tbs. water
  • 1/2 garlic clove (optional)
  • 1 tsp. fresh dill (optional)
  • 2-3 scallions, finely diced (optional)
Directions

Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Once the quinoa is cooked remove immediately from the heat and transfer it to a medium serving bowl.

In the meantime, turn the oven on to 400 degrees. Remove the stems from the cauliflower and chop roughly into 2 inch florets. Transfer the cauliflower florets to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil and add the cumin then toss with your hands to coat the cauliflower evenly. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the florets are golden and tender. Remove from the oven and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

For the avocado aioli, blend the all of the remaining ingredients in a small food processor until smooth and creamy. Add the cauliflower florets to the quinoa with the avocado aioli and mix together gently to combine. Garnish with finely diced scallions or fresh dill, if desired.

19 thoughts on “Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Bowl”

  • OMG I am a HUGE lover of cauliflower, this looks soooooo delicious. It amazes me how versatile and awesome cauliflower actually is and the various ways to use it as a substitute.

  • This looks really interesting! I have never tried roasting cauliflower before, but maybe I should. We love other vegetables roasted, so I bet cauliflower is delicious as well!

  • I’ve never tried quinoa before. So many people rave about it though so it must be nice. I love cauliflower so maybe I should have a go at making this 🙂

    Louise x

  • I have eaten a lot of cauliflower lately, I just love it! I would like to try to make this recipe and share it with my family because they may start to like it if I serve it this way instead of the boring way I have been eating it.

  • I’m not a cauliflower person at all but my son in-law would love to give this recipe a try, he also cooks with quinoa and love cauliflower.

  • Chasity Lynn Boatman 3 weeks ago

    I’ve tried cooking with quinoa, and so far I haven’t mastered it. It always comes out try when I try to cook it. However, because it’s so healthy, I still try.

  • What a great quinoa recipe. I am always looking for new recipes to use quinoa in and this one is so going on my list. Great meal option!

  • I love cauliflower, but haven’t tried quinoa yet. Seen it in the stores of course, but not this brand. I need to try this out. Thank you for the recipe! I’ll be adding it to my recipe box 🙂

  • TamI 3 weeks ago

    I am trying get to make a lifestyle change which includes giving up sugar, gluten and dairy. This recipe looks like it’d fit in. I have never tried quinoa so this will be the imitation recipe.

  • alisonrost 3 weeks ago

    I love meals like this one! It’s easy to prep most of the ingredients ahead of time on the weekend. After work a quick and healthy dinner is served

  • I love cauliflower! I don’t think I’ve ever had quinoa before (my daughter eats it, so I may have unknowingly had some). I would like to try this recipe. It looks easy to make and the combination of ingredients make it interesting.

    • You have to try quinoa…it’s so easy to prepare, and you can prepare it with anything! Check out some of my other quinoa recipes on the Blog! 😉

  • I just tried this recipe and it was delicious and so easy to make! My husband loved it and didn’t say a word about this dish not having meat:)

  • I didn’t know that brand previously, but I love quinoa so I’ll check it out!
    To me, there’s nothing a good Hass avocado can’t do for a recipe. And cauliflower is proving itself to be magically versatile. This looks so awesome!

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