Roasted Curried Cauliflower-Quinoa Salad

Roasted Curried Cauliflower-Quinoa SaladRecipe

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth

Make this dish vegetarian or add a bit of extra bite with shredded rotisserie chicken. The grapes sprinkled in with cauliflower and quinoa adds the perfect touch of sweetness.

Serves: 4


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1 head cauliflower (about 1 3/4 lb.), cut into 1-inch florets (about 6 cups)
2 1/2 cups red seedless 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


Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 40 Minutes

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.

Created date

December 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 325
Fat 15 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 206 mg
Calcium 87 mg