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Cheezy Oven-Roasted Cauli & Quinoa Cucumber Boat

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Yum.

Cheezy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Bites with avocado chunks and a sprinkle of black sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds, atop a bed of baby butterhead lettuce. With a creamy (storebought) wholegrain rice black galangal dressing.
 
With a Quinoa Cucumber Boat. Rainbow quinoa with raw veggies - portobello mushroom, yellow bell pepper, carrot and cherry tomato - in half a hollowed out cucumber. With a drizzle of rich black tahini and a squeeze of lime.
 
It's my first time roasting cauliflower and it turned out quite yummy! It wasn't crispy as I imagined it to be (perhaps too little oil or too low temp?) but it was tender, sweeter and flavourful. The garlic made it taste even better and gave it such a lovely aroma! It went so well with the dressing too. ☺
 
Cheezy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Bites
Serves 1, as shown above
 
Ingredients
  • 1/4 head medium sized cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 heaped tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
Method
  1. Place cauliflower florets in a large bowl. Drizzle on and coat florets evenly in the oil.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and toss well.
  3. Spread out evenly on a well oiled baking sheet.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven for 180°C (after looking up some other recipes, I've found that most use at least 200°C for this! I'll try this next time ^^ ) for about 20 minutes, turning once halfway.
     
This is the dressing I used! It has 'the nuttiness of brown rice' and 'the pepperiness of galangal'. (Galangal is a ginger-like rhizome that tastes more peppery - I had to Google for this.) This tastes quite like mayo or Thousand Island, which is amazing considering the ingredients used and how healthy & low-fat it is! I like it, and yet I can't decide if I love it, because of the same fact that it reminds me of mayo and Thousand Island (bleugh).
 
This was bought from Pasarbella. It's at a quite reasonable price of $10 (if I remember correctly) but it's supposed to be finished in 2 weeks! But it's been 3 weeks since this has been opened and the taste is fine so.. ☺


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