Day 26 – Red Quinoa with Sweet Potato & Roasted Cauliflower

I haven’t had a moment free for the last 2 days with work and travel; But today I decided to post 2 great recipes ! I bought organic red Quinoa and have been experimenting with it a whole lot .

Inspired by the delicious quinoa dish I had in New York, I decided to make my own version of it and post up the recipe here.

Recipe:

1 1/2 cup organic red quinoa

1 small sweet potato (finely chopped)

half a red onion (finely chopped)

1 head of cauliflower

handful of fresh parsely

2 tablespoons tzatziki sauce (optional)

3 tablespoons lime juice

olive oil

Red Chilli flakes

salt

pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a roasting pan, place cauliflower (only the heads- don’t make them too small as they will burn), Drizzle with Olive oil, salt and red chilli flakes. Cover with foil and place in the oven for 15 minutes

Rinse Red Quinoa and place in boiling water with a pinch of salt, bring to a simmer, cover and let cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.

After 10 minutes (once 90% of the moisture is gone), add in chopped sweet potato. Allow to cook for another 5 minutes or till the potato is tender.

Add in chopped parsley, chopped onion, tzatziki sauce, lime juice,a  hint of olive oil, salt and pepper (just a pinch). Cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes , or until all the moisture is gone.

garnish with roasted cauliflower and serve 🙂

Hope you try it out !! Delicious and full of protein, this is definitely a hearty meal and a much healthier option than rice or pasta!

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