Roasted Cauliflower Burrito Bowls
with quinoa / corn salsa / avocados
Warm, roasted cauliflower florets make a unique and flavorful topping for burrito bowls. This take includes a sweet and savory warm corn salsa and and is served over quinoa as an alternative to the more traditional rice base.
- Cauliflower florets - 16 oz
- Quinoa, uncooked - 3/4 cup
- Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cups
- Avocados - 1, sliced
- Cilantro - 1/4 bunch, leaves torn
- Foil - for cooking
- Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
- Paprika, smoked - 2 tsp
- Cumin - 1 tsp
- Hot sauce (opt) - 2 tsp
- Sour cream (opt) - for serving
- Tortilla chips (opt) - for serving
- Shallots - 1, diced
- Bell peppers, from a jar of roasted red peppers - 1/2, chopped
- Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, chopped
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Corn, frozen - 1 1/2 cups
- Lime juice - 2 tsp
- Cauliflower / Shallots / Bell peppers - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Quinoa - Combine quinoa with stock in a saucepan. Add some salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Avocados / Cilantro (for bowls and salsa) - Prep as directed.
- Heat oven to 500F / 260C.
- Spread cauliflower out onto a sheet pan and cover tightly with foil. "Steam" in oven for 10 minutes.
- When cauliflower has finished steaming, remove foil. Toss cauliflower with olive oil, paprika, cumin, hot sauce, and some salt and pepper. Return cauliflower to oven and continue roasting for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Heat a wok or skillet with cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add corn and shallots and saute until corn is lightly blackened, ~2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in bell peppers, cilantro (portion for salsa), and lime juice. Season with a pinch of salt.
- If quinoa was made ahead reheat in the microwave.
- Assemble by dividing quinoa between serving bowls. Top quinoa with cauliflower, avocados, corn salsa, and cilantro leaves (portion for bowls). Serve with some sour cream and tortilla chips on the side.
A new weeknight favorite! I did the meat (1.25 lbs) for 20 min in the instapot with natural release. 1c water and used double spices.0 Helpful
Loved the spice level and the flavor! Also loved that part of this meal was used for a meal later in the week!0 Helpful
it was great. Did it with the instapot with 20 min on High pressure and it turn out great but maybe doing cooking for longer would be better .However for a rapid mean for a family the instapot was acceptable.0 Helpful
This wasn't as delicious as I was anticipating, but it was quite good.0 Helpful
This was extremely tasty! (And made my house smell amazing) I recommend throwing in the jalapeño towards the end, or maybe using a can of green chiles in its place; feels like the flavor/spice of the pepper died somewhere in the 8 hours of cooking.0 Helpful
This one surprised me. Husband and I enjoyed it, the teens were less keen.0 Helpful