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
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.
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:
- Easy Vegan Aloo Gobi Recipe (Indian Cauliflower and Potatoes)
- A Sexy Cauliflower Gratin Recipe
- Recipe: Grilled Cauliflower with Lemon and Parmesan
- Royal Rainbow Superfood Quinoa Salad Recipe
- Scrumptiously Simple Vegan Vegetable Soup
- Quinoa Salad with Pomegranates & Persimmons
- 3 Healthy Ways to Doctor Up Mashed Potatoes