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Golden Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cauliflower [vegetarian] [gluten free] by The Flexitarian

Golden Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cauliflower [vegetarian] [gluten free]

This Golden Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cauliflower makes a quick and healthy meal.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Salads
Cuisine English
Servings 6 people
Calories 249 kcal


  • saucepan
  • mixing bowl


  • 75 g quinoa
  • 600 g cauliflower florets
  • 400 g can chickpeas
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • handful of almonds
  • seeds from 1/2 a pomegranate
  • 5 sprigs of fresh coriander
  • 5 sprigs of fresh mint


  • 3 Tbsp Non Fat Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 tsp of clear honey
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh chopped mint leaves
  • salt & pepper


  • Preheat oven to 220°C / 425°F (200°C / 390°F fan).
  • Heat some water in a saucepan. When water is boiling add quinoa and cook according to packet instructions. It should take 10-15 mins. When the quinoa is cooked drain and set aside.
  • In the meantime, cut cauliflower florets in quarters. Place on a roasting tray. Toss in 3 Tbsp of olive oil with ground cumin and ground coriander. Roast for 20 mins until soft.
  • Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients. Season to taste.
  • Place quinoa in a large salad bowl. Add roasted cauliflower, drained chickpeas, almonds, pomegranate seeds and chopped coriander and mint. Toss in dressing. Season to taste.


Serving: 250gCalories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 220mgPotassium: 496mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
Keyword quinoa, salad
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