Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Recipe

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Cauliflower is coming into season and it’s absolutely delicious when roasted. Caramelizing the white veggie breathes new life into its flavor. And mixing cauliflower into a quinoa dish makes a great protein-packed comfort food meal for vegetarians or a delectable side dish for any meal. 

Cauliflower contains a wide variety of disease-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients believed to help prevent certain cancers, particularly bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, a very good source of vitamins B6, C, and K, as well as folate, potassium, pantothenic acid and manganese. It’s also a good source of protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, and phosphorus. 

Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Recipe

Serves 4 as a meal or 8 as a side, about 4 cups

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 cups chopped roasted cauliflower*
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, divided
salt and pepper, to taste
1 stalk green onion, sliced thin (optional garnish) 

*I use leftover Easy Rustic Roasted Cauliflower Recipe. A full recipe uses one head of cauliflower, which makes about 6 cups of chopped cauliflower.

Method

Combine broth and quinoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover pan. Simmer for about 12-15 minutes, until quinoa is tender and most of the broth is absorbed. 

Toss in the roasted cauliflower and about 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Stir and continue to cook until cheese is melted and cauliflower is heated through, about 5 minutes.

Salt and pepper to taste. Serve topped with remaining cheese. Garnish with green onion slices if desired.

Try a few of our other cauliflower and quinoa recipes:

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