This quinoa recipe is made with roasted cauliflowers. Here’s how you can cook this tasty lunch. 

Ingredients ( serving 6 )

1 head cauliflower 

2 cups quinoa

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoon butter

3 cups vegetable broth

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp cinnamon 

1 small red onion 

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1 cup chopped parsley 

pinch salt and pepper 

Method 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 ° F. Cut the cauliflower into florets and cut the red onion into small strips. Put the cauliflower flowers and chopped red onion in a large bowl, along with the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix the cauliflower and onion until they are well coated with oil.
  • Divide the cauliflower and onion on a large baking sheet and place them in the oven. Roast the vegetables for 20 minutes, mix well, then roast for another 10-15 minutes or until the onions are caramelised and the cauliflower is golden.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the quinoa. Rinse the quinoa well with a colander. Place the butter, garlic, turmeric, cumin and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Put the pan over medium heat. Stir and cook for one minute.
  • Place the drained quinoa in the pan with the butter and herbs. Also, add vegetable broth. Stir, then cover the pan, put on medium-high heat and bring to a boil. When it boils, lower the heat and cook the pan with the lid on for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes on a low heat, the quinoa should have absorbed all the broth. Remove the lid and melt the quinoa. Add the sliced almonds and mix. Let the quinoa cool slightly.
  • Place the cooked quinoa, roasted cauliflower and red onion in a large bowl. Add the chopped parsley and mix until blended. 

You can serve the prepared quinoa immediately or refrigerate it if you want to eat it cold.