Health

Roasted Curried Cauliflower-Quinoa Salad

curried-cauliflower-quinoa Photo: Romulo Yanes; Stylist: Megan Hedgpeth

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower (about 1 3/4 lb.), cut into 1-inch florets (about 6 cups)
  • 2 1/2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (not nonfat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, optional

Preparation


1. Place a rack in center of oven and preheat to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Toss cauliflower and 2 cups grapes with 1 Tbsp. oil and arrange in a single layer on baking sheet. Roast, stirring occasionally, until grapes are slightly wilted and cauliflower is golden brown and tender, about 25 minutes.

2. Stir 1/2 tsp. salt into a small pan with 1 cup water; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in quinoa and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until all liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.

3. Halve remaining 1/2 cup grapes and pulse in a food processor with yogurt, curry, cumin, lime juice, remaining 2 tsp. oil, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper until mixture is slightly chunky.

4. Toss quinoa with 3 Tbsp. dressing and cilantro. Divide among 4 plates and top with roasted cauliflower, cashews and chicken, if desired. Drizzle with remaining dressing, season with additional salt and pepper, if desired, and serve.


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  • Yield: 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 325
Fat per serving: 15g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 5mg
Fiber per serving: 6g
Protein per serving: 10g
Carbohydrates per serving: 43g
Sodium per serving: 206mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Calcium per serving: 87mg

Good to Know

Don’t toss the fiber-rich cauliflower stem. Peel, chop and throw into a stir-fry.