Quinoa Cauliflower Tabbouleh – Weblog

Getting recent perspective isn’t at all times the best factor. Ever heard of tunnel imaginative and prescient (I certain have!)? With so many mounted components in place in our lives, it may be tough to interrupt out of our routine, or take a look at life via a special lens, by no means thoughts via new eyes. Effectively, it’s Monday, associates – and right here’s to the beginning of a model new week!With spring right here, we really feel the urge to resume, and refresh. For me, this recipe represents a chance I not too long ago acquired to do exactly that! I used to be delighted to open my e-mail final week to discover a recent recipe despatched only for me courtesy of a favorite blogger – the quirky and intensely intelligent author and (dare I say) curator of This Sydney Life.

I merely adore tabbouleh (reminds of potlucks within the 80’s), with its minty freshness and lightweight ethereal vibes, and this recipe has a twist that actually knocked my socks off. It’s simply so darned recent! So I merely needed to share it.

Contemporary takes on outdated concepts are what makes the world go round in accordance with my favorite intelligent & inspirational author Paul Arden in his guide “No matter You Suppose Suppose The Reverse”.

So with that, I’ll get proper to it – let the celebration start!

Cauliflower Tabbouleh:

(1) small head cauliflower washed & minimize into small florets
(1 and three/4) cups water
(1) cup quinoa, dry
(1) bunch cilantro (about one cup chopped)
(1) bunch Italian flat leaf parsley (about 2 cups chopped)
(1) bunch mint (about one cup chopped)
(1/2) to (1) cup walnuts, chopped & toasted
(1/2) – (3/4) cup dried cranberries (or to your choice)
(2-3) tbsp olive oil
(2-3) tbsp of juice from one giant lemon & zest
(1) tsp salt or to style

Prepare dinner quinoa by combining the grain with the water in a saucepan. Deliver to a boil over excessive warmth. As soon as boiling, flip warmth to low (with out elevating the lid) and prepare dinner for 20 minutes. As soon as completed, take away lid and fluff with a fork whereas it cools within the pot. Wash and minimize the cauliflower into small florets, saving the stem half for soup (or embody it if you happen to want). Chop right into a 1-2 inch cube. It will produce 4-6 cups of chopped cauliflower.

throwCook cauliflower in boiling salted water or in a steamer for 6-8 minutes till tender. Drain and rinse shortly with chilly water to chill.

Chop the walnuts and toast both in a dry pan over medium-high warmth (stirring continually) or within the oven till brown and aromatic. About 6-8 minutes in a 350-degree oven ought to do the trick! Zest half the lemon on a advantageous grater and juice the lemon afterwards. Add to a big mixing bowl together with the cooked quinoa & cauliflower, cranberries, walnuts, olive oil and salt. Gently toss every part to mix.

Subsequent, wash your bounty of gloriously aromatic herbs underneath chilly water and shake any extra water. Chop all of them up and throw them in too – that is BY FAR essentially the most great a part of this recipe! Stir every part collectively and luxuriate in! This dish will hold within the fridge not less than just a few days. I served it the primary time this week with these millet burgers and a pleasant inexperienced salad. Fantastic!

What was great to me was my state of mind once I first made this – usually I might chop my herbs tremendous advantageous – however given the quantities of greens and the presence and dimension of the cauliflower on this recipe, it was liberating and completely refreshing to cut the herbs like I might for a salad – the unique recipe referred to as for cup measurements which labored out to roughly a bunch of every of the three stars of this dish.

I’ll allow you to be the choose as to the way you’d deal with this, and I certain would like to know! I merely delighted on this recipe. The smells of the herbs (mint lovers heaven!) – and the combo and the sheer quantities of the three thrilled not solely my senses however these I’ve (already) shared it with (I’ve now made it twice). Cooking and sharing is however one small approach we are able to open ourselves as much as exterior views, completely recent views we might in any other case miss. Because of all you bloggers and readers (and dare I say associates!) on the market, there’s a world of infinite potentialities on the market…simply ready…