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Turmeric Cauliflower Quinoa Bowls

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This turmeric cauliflower quinoa bowl recipe is easy to prep and super filling. It’s made with quinoa, turmeric roasted cauliflower, greens, and crunchy chickpeas, plus a delicious homemade vinaigrette!

Turmeric Cauliflower Quinoa Meal Prep Bowls - EASY, filling, flavorful meal prep. Quinoa, crunchy chickpeas, greens, and cauliflower. I make this every other week!

Remember the other day when we made turmeric roasted cauliflower? And it was bright and colorful and healthy and TASTY? Oh yeah. We’re taking that cauliflower and building a whole meal around it. I know from experience that you guys love quinoa bowls – and by experience I mean this quinoa bowl recipe is in the top 5 most popular recipes we’ve ever shared.

So here’s another one! These bowls are made with fluffy quinoa, crunchy chickpeas, fresh greens, and my new favorite dressing – which also features turmeric. We’re getting a double dose of all that golden anti-inflammatory goodness in these bowls. 🙌

Turmeric Cauliflower Quinoa Meal Prep Bowls - EASY, filling, flavorful meal prep. Quinoa, crunchy chickpeas, greens, and cauliflower. I make this every other week!

The concept behind this recipe is super simple. Roast cauliflower and chickpeas. Cook quinoa. Portion greens. Mix dressing. Combine in a bowl or meal prep container. Store. Enjoy. Minimal prep, minimal mess, minimal cleanup. Lots of flavor, lots of nutritional perks, and lots of fuel.

You guys said you wanted to do more healthy meal prepping in 2018, so that’s what we’re doing! 💁 I love the flavors and textures in these cauliflower quinoa bowls AND I love that we’re getting a megadose of turmeric for cold and flu season. Make these ASAP and share with us on Instagram! Fair warning: I’m probably going to screenshot your food and share it on our IG stories. 😘

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Turmeric Cauliflower Quinoa Bowls

Turmeric Cauliflower Quinoa Meal Prep Bowls - EASY, filling, flavorful meal prep. Quinoa, crunchy chickpeas, greens, and cauliflower. I make this every other week!

This turmeric cauliflower quinoa bowl recipe is easy to prep and super filling. It’s made with quinoa, turmeric roasted cauliflower, greens, and crunchy chickpeas, plus a delicious homemade vinaigrette!

  • Author: The Fitchen

Ingredients

Cauliflower

  • 5 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Chickpeas

  • 1 – 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 T. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh black pepper

Turmeric Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 Tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Bowls

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups fresh spinach or other greens

Instructions

Cauliflower

  1. Preheat oven to 375º and line a large baking sheet with parchment. You may need to use 2 if your pans are on the small size.
  2. Add cauliflower, oil, turmeric, ginger, and salt to a large ziplock bag and shake to combine. Try to get the cauliflower as evenly coated as possible. You could also mix everything together in a large bowl.
  3. Spread the cauliflower on the baking sheet, making sure not to crowd. Leaving some “breathing room” between florets allows them to bake more evenly.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, removing halfway to stir/flip the cauliflower.

Chickpeas

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Preheat the oven to 415°.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Pat them dry with a paper towel. They should be slightly damp – not sopping wet.
  3. In a large bowl or Ziplock bag, combine oil, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper. Add the chickpeas and mix until well-combined.
  4. Empty the chickpeas onto the baking sheet and spread them out. Try to situate the chickpeas mostly together in the center of the pan. Outliers have a tendency to burn.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, tossing every 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Remove and cool.

Turmeric Dressing

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and shake vigorously to combine.

Assembly

  1. This recipe makes between 3 and 4 meal prep “bowls” or containers. Divide the cauliflower, chickpeas, spinach, and quinoa equally between containers and store in the refrigerator.
  2. When you’re ready to chow down, drizzle the turmeric dressing over top and enjoy!

 

Notes

This recipe is super customizable. You can add other veggies in with the cauliflower. Use a different type of greens. Leave out the chickpeas. Swap out quinoa for rice. Whatever your heart desires!

 

 

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  • Nicole
    January 10, 2018

    I love these quick, nutritious meals. Anything with roasted cauliflower is a win.