Delicious and Healthy Quinoa and Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Delicious and Healthy Quinoa and Cauliflower Salad Recipe

posted 2023 May by

Prep time: 20 mins

Total Time: 55 mins

Yield: 2 servings


This salad is so delicious, even meat-lovers won’t even notice it’s vegetarian! Packed with flavor and nutrition, this dish is sure to be hit at any party – even if it’s just a weeknight dinner at home. 

The unmatched pairing of high-protein, gluten-free quinoa with the roasted cauliflower (caramelized and all) is a match made in heaven. Plus, the simple dressing adds a zestiness you can’t get enough of. 

Here’s a great tip: make this salad ahead of time and give the flavors a chance to marinate. Everyone will thank you for it.


  • 1 head cauliflower 
  • 1 cup red quinoa 
  • 1 bunch coriander 
  • 1 tsp cumin powder 
  • 4 spring onion (green part only) 
  • 2 tbsp pickled jalapenos, finely chopped 
  • 2 tbsp lime juice 
  • 3 tbsp hazelnut oil 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 


  1. Cook the quinoa as per packet instructions, once cooked drain and spread on a large tray to steam off until cool. 
  2. Cut cauliflower into small florets, toss with olive oil and cumin powder. Season with salt and black pepper. 
  3. Roast cauliflower in the oven at 450˚F for 12 minutes or until golden brown. 
  4. Dressing: Whisk together jalapenos, lime juice, and both oils in a bowl. Add spring onion and season to taste. 
  5. Mix everything together once cool and serve.