I love anything with a curry flavor…and this dish definitely has that! This is a satisfying dish packed with the rich flavors of curried quinoa, garam masala-spiced cauliflower, and fresh vegetables and herbs. A bowl of this dish makes a great lunch or a delicious dinner side dish. Enjoy!

Preparation + Cook Time: 75 minutes

Makes about 5-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C Green Lentils (uncooked)
  • 1 Head of Cauliflower
  • 3 T Olive Oil (divided)
  • 2 t Garam Masala
  • Dash of Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1/4 t Minced Garlic
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 t Coriander Powder
  • 2 t Curry Powder
  • 1 C Uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 C Canned Coconut Milk
  • 1 C Water
  • 1/2 C Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lime
  • 1/4 C Chopped Cashews

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Chop the cauliflower into small, bite-sized peices. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Transfer the chopped cauliflower onto the baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 T olive oil, 2 t garam masala, and a dash of salt and pepper. Stir evenly so everything is combined. Bake for 30 minutes.
  3. In a medium sized pot, combine the lentils with 1.5 C of water. Bring to a boil. Once boiled, turn to a simmer for 25 minutes until cooked. Set aside.
  4. In another medium sized pot, combine 1 C of uncooked quinoa with 1 C canned coconut milk and 1 C of water. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until cooked.
  5. Heat a skillet on medium. Saute the diced onion in 1 T Olive Oil. Add the garlic and chopped red pepper and cook until browned.
  6. Stir in the 1 t coriander powder, 2 t curry powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Now, add the roasted cauliflower, quinoa, and lentils into the skillet. Stir to combine. Add the 1/2 C fresh chopped cilantro, juice of 1/2 a lime, and the 1/4 C chopped cashews. Stir everything and heat for 5 minutes to cook all of the flavors together. Serve up!

curry pic

Benefits of this recipe:

-Quinoa is loaded with Potassium and Magnesium which supports a healthy heart. Eating quinoa also supports bone health, a healthy digestive system, and contains disease-fighting antioxidants.

-Lentils can help lower cholesterol, are high in protein, good for digestive health, and beneficial for heart health.

-Cauliflower helps lower cancer risk, fights inflammation, decreases risk of heart disease, provides high levels of vitamins and minerals, improves digestion and detoxification, helps balance hormones, and preserves eye health.

The information on the benefits of the ingredients was researched from http://www.draxe.com

 

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