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!