Quinoa With Cauliflower, Cranberries and Pine Nuts

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

I've been looking for quinoa recipes and found this one in Vegan Express by Nava Atlas. She recommends using a fragrant oil such as walnut oil or untoasted sesame oil but olive oil may be substituted if those oils aren't available.

Top Review by COOKGIRl

yum! Dreamer, we made veggie bowls with this recipe. Lined the bowls with baby spinach then added a spoonful of basmati rice, the vegetable mixture/beans, fresh mint and fresh cilantro, lime slices. Perfect! Bought organic cauliflower from the farmer's market just for this occasion, too! Don't skip the mint! Made for Veg Tag/April. Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine quinoa with 2 1/2 cups water in a saucepan; bring to a simmer.
  2. Cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes, or until water has been absorbed.
  3. While quinoa is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or stir-fry pan; add onion and saute over medium-low heat until golden.
  4. Add cauliflower and about 1/3 cup water; cover and cook 5 minutes, or until cauliflower is just tender.
  5. Once quinoa is done, add it to the cauliflower mixture; add cranberries, pine nuts and parsley.
  6. Toss together then remove from heat.
  7. Drizzle in remaining oil and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve immediately.

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