Curried Quinoa and Cauliflower

MyPlate Kitchen


1 cup quinoa (rinsed)
1 cup frozen peas
2 garlic cloves (chopped)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
4 teaspoons curry powder
1 cup vegetable broth
1 head of cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds, trimmed and cut into small florets)
1/3 cup plain yogurt, low-fat (about 5 1/2 tablespoons)
1/2 cup cashews, roasted without salt
1/4 cup cilantro, fresh, chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons green onion (scallion), chopped
salt (pinch, optional)


1. Cook quinoa until just tender, according to package directions.

2. Heat oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add curry powder and cumin, and cook, about 30 seconds, or until fragrant.

3. Stir in broth and chopped garlic. Bring to a boil.

4. Add cauliflower, cover, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 3 minutes.

5. Add frozen peas and cook until cauliflower is just tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

6. Stir in 2 tablespoons broth from cauliflower fixture into yogurt in small bowl.

7. Add yogurt mixture to cauliflower. Fold in quinoa, cashews and cilantro.

8. Sprinkle with green onion and top with a little fresh lime juice.

9. Optional: season with a pinch of salt.

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