Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

How To Make Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower

Healthy quinoa is cooked with cauliflower in a broth of coconut milk seasoned with rich Indian spices in this nutritious and filling coconut quinoa recipe.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



For Roasted Cauliflower:

  • 1headcauliflower,cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2tbspmelted coconut oil,or olive oil
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper
  • sea salt

For Curried coconut Quinoa with Greens:

  • 2tspmelted coconut oil,or olive oil
  • 1medium yellow onion,chopped
  • 1tspground ginger
  • 1tspground turmeric
  • ½tspcurry powder of choice,optional
  • ½tspground cardamom
  • 14ozlight coconut milk,(1 can)
  • ½cupwater
  • 1cupquinoa,rinsed well in a fine mesh colander
  • cupraisins
  • 1tspsea salt
  • 1tbspapple cider vinegar
  • 4cupsbaby arugula,or chopped chard, spinach, maybe even kale

For Optional Garnishes:

  • red pepper flakes,a sprinkle


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss the cauliflower florets with coconut oil, cayenne pepper and a light sprinkle of sea salt.

  2. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes on the middle rack, turning halfway, until the cauliflower is tender and golden on the edges.

  3. In a large pot with a lid, warm the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes until it is turning translucent, stirring often.

  4. Add the ginger, turmeric, curry powder and cardamom and stir for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Pour in the coconut milk, water, rinsed quinoa and raisins.

  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, then remove the pot from the heat and let it rest, covered, for 5 minutes.

  6. Fluff the quinoa with a fork. Stir in the salt, vinegar and greens.

  7. Divide the quinoa into bowls and top with roasted cauliflower. Garnish with green onions and red pepper flakes if desired.


  • Calories: 401.78kcal
  • Fat: 19.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.62g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.35g
  • Fiber: 7.15g
  • Sugar: 12.88g
  • Protein: 9.62g
  • Sodium: 852.59mg
  • Calcium: 78.43mg
  • Potassium: 828.93mg
  • Iron: 3.50mg
  • Vitamin A: 10.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 68.26mg
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