Roasted cauliflower with quinoa

The other night my friend invited me over for dinner and told me we were going to have cauliflower and quinoa.
I mean I’m open about new food but that just didn’t sound too exciting. (Sorry S!)
I just didn’t have a very fond memories of cauliflower.
Kinda tastes weird and is a bit meh.

But I shouldn’t have been so quick to judge because what she created (based on this recipe) was so good!
So a couple days later I had to make it myself.
Roasted Cauliflower // L.Alexandra

The first time I had it we had some pita bread with it too.
And a glass of wine.
‘Cause any good girls night with food should include wine.

Ingredients:
(Should serve about 3 depending on how hungry you are)
♦ Cauliflower head broken into small pieces
♦ 1 onion finely chopped (I kept mine as little half moons)
♦ 2 tsp ground cumin
♦ 1 tsp ground coriander
♦ 1 tsp turmeric
♦ 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
♦ 2 tbsp rapeseed oil (I used olive oil)
♦ 1 tsp sea salt flakes
♦ Ground black pepper
♦ 1 lemon
♦ 120g quinoa/bulgur wheat
♦ Fresh coriander
♦ Yoghurt, to serve

Preheat your oven to 190ºC.
Cook your quinoa/bulgur wheat according to the packet.
On a baking tray/dish place the cauliflower pieces, onion, fresh coriander and add the ground spices.
Drizzle with oil and mix it well. You want your cauliflower to be yellow.
Roasted Cauliflower // L.AlexandraRoasted Cauliflower // L.AlexandraRoasted Cauliflower // L.Alexandra
Roast the cauliflower for about 15-20 min, not too long, you want there to be a slight crunch.
Serve the quinoa onto a plate, add the cauliflower, some fresh coriander and sprinkle with lemon juice.
Yoghurt on the side gives a nice contrast to the spices.
And dig in!
Roasted Cauliflower // L.AlexandraRoasted Cauliflower // L.Alexandra
Optionally you can have it with pita bread.

Hope you all had a great and frightening and fun Halloween!

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2 thoughts on “Roasted cauliflower with quinoa

  1. The cauliflower recipe seems really simple!!!!!!!!!!! I’m not crazy about cauliflower either but I would definitely try that! I’ve also made cauliflower mash ‘potatoes’ (used as a sub to mashed potatoes to make it healthier) and it is SO darn good..I’ll have to post a recipe of it!
    And btw, the costumes turned out AMAZING! What a smart idea with the t-shirts..!!!

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