Side Dish Recipes

Quinoa and Cauliflower

Cauliflower has not always been celebrated for its exceptional health benefits. This basic ingredients contains glucosinolate that has anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, antidiabetic and lipid lowering effects. Time to go back to basic and add this to your frequently consumed dishes. 

Nutrition Information


233 kcal


8 g


34 g


6 g


9 g


7 g

Serves: 4
Portion size: 2 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

Cutting board



Baking tray

Small mixing bowl

Medium mixing bowl

Measuring spoon

Measuring cup


1 large cauliflower, cut into florets

2 cups quinoa, cooked

¼ red onion, finely sliced

¼ tsp tumeric, ground

¼ tsp coriander, ground

¼ tsp paprika or cayenne pepper (optional)

½ tsp salt

¼ pepper, ground

1 lemon

2 tbsp water

2 tbsp Liviana Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Pre-heat the oven or an airfryer to 200°C.

  2. Add all of the spices to the water. Mix well until combined. Place the Cauliflower florets into a medium bowl and pour the spice mixture over the cauliflower. Toss well until all of the florets are coated with the spice mixture.

  3. Place the cauliflower florets, spaced out evenly, on a baking tray and place in the oven. Cook for 25-30 minutes in the oven or 15-20 minutes in an airfryer until tender.

  4. Serve on top of the quinoa. Drizzle with Liviana Extra Virgin Olive Oil, season with salt and pepper and garnish with finely sliced red onion.

  5. For some extra flavour add charred lemon cheeks when serving. (Lemon cheeks can be placed flesh down onto a very hot pan over a high heat until it turns dark.)

The recipes provided on this website are intended to be used by healthy individuals who will still use some discretion when it comes to their personal needs and requirements. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we provide is accurate, we cannot guarantee that it is free from errors or omissions. It is the responsibility of the reader to check the ingredients and ensure that they are suitable for their specific dietary requirements. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you are unsure of any allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances. Additionally, while we provide suggestions for ingredient substitutions, it is up to the reader to determine whether these substitutions are appropriate for their specific dietary needs.

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Wilna Eksteen

Wilna Eksteen

Registered Dietitian

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