Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter
- 1 cup quinoa, 175g
- 1 ¾ cups water, 420ml
- pinch of salt
- 1 cauliflower, florets trimmed, 650g
- 1 carrot, shredded, 70g
- 1 bag of washed rocket, 70g
- ½ cup flaked almonds, toasted, 45g
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp tumeric
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 shallot, finely diced
- 1.5 tbsp mustard
- 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 lemon
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 180C.
- Rinse the quinoa in mesh sieve (this helps keep the quinoa fluffy once it’s cooked). Bring the quinoa, water and pinch of salt to a boil then reduce and simmer for 12-15 minutes with the lid on until all water is absorbed and spirals are revealed. Turn off the heat and place a dry dishcloth over the pot for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
- While the quinoa is cooking, trim the cauliflower fleurets and coat in olive oil. Mix the seasoning spices and toss cauliflower. Bake on a lined tray for 40-50 minutes, turning a few times in between until a deep golden colour.
- Toast the almonds in the oven while roasting the cauliflower for 15 minutes (set a timer so you don’t forget!).
- Make the dressing by mixing the shallot, mustard and vinegar until smooth, then add the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Shred the carrot on a grater.
- When ready to serve, toss the carrot, rocket and quinoa. Gently mix-in the cauliflower. Evenly coat with the dressing and garnish with almonds.
This recipes requires a bit more work but don’t worry about making extra because the spiced cauliflower tastes even better the next day. Enjoy!!!
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