roasted cauliflower with quinoa and cumin

A friend of mine challenged me to make a quinoa recipe that would be really tasty. This is really tasty and the texture of the quinoa works well with the cauliflower. Health on a plate.


Serves 4.

1 cauliflower broken into florets and halved
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon of turmeric
2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
2 cups approx. of cooked Quinoa, I use precooked from the supermarket
Small bunch of parsley, chopped
Small bunch coriander, chopped
A small handful toasted almond slivers
A small handful of sultanas, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste



Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Put the cauliflower pieces in a roasting pan with the olive oil, cumin and turmeric. Coat the cauliflower in the oil and spices as much as you can, then roast for approx 30 minutes, or until starting to get golden and tender. Tossing halfway through.
Put the cauliflower and scrapings from the pan in a serving bowl and leave to cool.
Then add the rest of the ingredients, toss and serve at room temperature with a sprinkling of more olive oil and some optional nigella seeds and salt and pepper to taste.

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2 thoughts on “roasted cauliflower with quinoa and cumin

  1. My favourite salad this winter. Its a winner midweek lunch dish or as an accompaniment to chicken or fish for a relaxed but delicious supper.

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