Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Detox Bowl with Tahini Sauce {Vegan + Gluten Free}

A tasty detox bowl made with roasted cauliflower, quinoa, kale and an easy tahini sauce. It’s filling, healthy and delicious. Be ready to glow from the inside out!
A detox bowl made with roasted cauliflower, quinoa, kale and tahini dressing - Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #vegan #glutenfree #cleaneating

Happy New Year 2018 guys!! 🎉 After eating just a little bit too much good food in December for the holidays, I feel like it would do us good to hit the reset button in terms of food. I’m thinking we all need something green, nutritious but still delicious to help us feel great!

A detox bowl made with roasted cauliflower, quinoa, kale and tahini dressing - Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #vegan #glutenfree #cleaneating

Admittedly, although I’ve been quite good during this whole holiday season because we were in Vienna and didn’t have too many parties to go to (more like…none haha), I did indulge a little bit too much on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. My mom and my brother flew over from Paris, and I prepared them a beautiful feast. I did overeat for sure 🙊 – but it was so delicious I don’t regret it one bit!

And then there’s this transition between December 26th and January 1st when you’re not too sure what to do with yourself. You feel like it’s still the holiday season aka you can indulge (and in my case, eat more than I usually do), but you also have to start being reasonable again because January is right around the corner and soon you will no longer have excuses. Difficult times!

A detox bowl made with roasted cauliflower, quinoa, kale and tahini dressing - Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #vegan #glutenfree #cleaneating

Anyways! This big detox bowl (plate?! 🤷🏼‍♀️) is kinda me saying to myself: “Ok Marie, time to start making healthy choices again. You’ve had your fun, now it’s time to move on”. And honestly? I was starting to feel not so good physically – feeling heavy, no energy, tummy ache and so on – so I’m happy to go back to my healthy eating routine!

If my story feels familiar and you want to start this new year with a healthy kick, give this yummy detox bowl a go: it’s filling, it’s delicious and it’s nutritious. Your body will thank you! Instant glow guaranteed 😉

A detox bowl made with roasted cauliflower, quinoa, kale and tahini dressing - Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #vegan #glutenfree #cleaneating

A detox bowl made with roasted cauliflower, quinoa, kale and tahini dressing - Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #vegan #glutenfree #cleaneating
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Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Detox Bowl with Tahini Sauce {Vegan + Gluten Free}

A tasty detox bowl made with roasted cauliflower, quinoa, kale and an easy tahini sauce. Filling and healthy!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 601 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs. cauliflower de-stemmed & chopped into 1 in. pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves or rosemary or oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa uncooked
  • 2 cups kale roughly chopped
  • 1 avocado cubed or sliced
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds to top - optional
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper

Lemon Tahini Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste optional
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/2-3/4 cup water depending on desired consistency.

Instructions

  1. Add cauliflower to a large baking sheet in one even layer. Drizzle with olive oil, thyme, sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Toss with your hands to coat, then roast for 35-40 minutes or until browned and tender. Set aside.
  2. In the meantime, add 1 1/2 cup quinoa and 3 cups of water to a medium saucepan with a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer and cover for 12-15 minutes or until fluffy. Use a fork to fluff, then add kale overtop and cover (off-heat). This will steam the kale while you make the dressing.
  3. Make dressing: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth (adding water gradually depending on desired consistency). Season with flaky sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

  4. To assemble bowls, layer quinoa, steamed kale, roasted cauliflower, and 1/4 an avocado in each bowl. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon overtop each serving. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Then, add a generous drizzle of tahini sauce overtop. Sprinkle with hempseed and eat immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Detox Bowl with Tahini Sauce {Vegan + Gluten Free}
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 601 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 358mg 15%
Potassium 1821mg 52%
Total Carbohydrates 73g 24%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 7g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 73.7%
Vitamin C 257.9%
Calcium 21.4%
Iron 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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