Cauliflower, Quinoa & Chickpea Salad with Mushrooms.

  • ¼ cup
    almonds
  • 1 medium head
    cauliflower
  • 8 fl oz
    chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can
    garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • ½ small bunch
    Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • ½ cup
    quinoa
  • ¼ lb
    white mushrooms
  •  
    balsamic vinegar
  •  
    black pepper
  •  
    Dijon mustard
  •  
    extra virgin olive oil
  •  
    salt
  •  
    thyme
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • 2
    In a small saucepan, combine quinoa and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
    ½ cup quinoa
    8 fl oz (1 cup) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3
    Wash and dry cauliflower and mushrooms. Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized florets and transfer to a sheet pan. Quarter the mushrooms and add to pan.
    1 medium head cauliflower
    ¼ lb white mushrooms
  • 4
    Drizzle cauliflower and mushrooms with oil and season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    ½ tsp thyme
    ¼ tsp salt
    ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 5
    Place in the oven and roast, stirring halfway through, until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • 6
    In a large bowl, prepare dressing by whisking together oil, vinegar, Dijon, salt, and pepper.
    3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    ¼ tsp Dijon mustard
    ⅛ tsp salt
    ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 7
    Drain and rinse chickpeas; place on paper towels and pat dry. Add to bowl with dressing and toss to coat.
    1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 8
    Wash and dry parsley. Shave leaves off the stems; discard the stems and mince the leaves. Add to bowl.
    ½ small bunch Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 9
    Add almonds to bowl.
    ¼ cup almonds
  • 10
    Uncover quinoa and fluff with a fork. Add quinoa, cauliflower, and mushrooms to bowl and toss.
  • 11
    To serve, place salad on a plate or in a bowl. Enjoy!