Cauliflower, Roasted chickpea, Quinoa, Mango Salad


Errrrrrrrrrr my god, I just made this and it is so good, so healthy, so refreshing! My boyfriend loved it just as much as I do, so I snapped a quick pic in hopes that this post will inspire you guys to recreate! It is very minimal effort and supa fast. I’ll walk ya through it okay?

You need

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup quinoa 
  • 1 can chick peas
  • Handful parsley and mint combined 
  • 1 avocado 
  • Dash of cayenne or just salt and pepper if you prefer for chickpeas
  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 1/4 cucumber 

Dressing

  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  1. Cook your quinoa according to packaging and then set aside 1/2- all of it in a large bowl to cool. (I only used about 3/4 of my quinoa as I was just feeding 2.
  2. Preheat your oven to 400, rinse your chick peas and pat as dry as you can, drizzle with olive oil, a pinch of cayenne, salt and pepper. Place on parchment paper on tray and into the oven. They take about 20 minutes to become crunchy. 
  3. For the cauliflower, you are going to blend or food process to make it a cous cous like texture. You can do this raw after cutting into florets OR you can throw them in the oven with the chickpeas for 10 minutes. I like to do this because I find raw cauliflower to have a very potent smell, I find roasting for a little bit prevents that slightly.
  4. Dice your mango, cucumber, and avocado. Chop your mint and parsley. 
  5. Pulse your cauliflower to get that fluffy texture and add it to your large bowl with the quinoa (which doesn’t have to be cold, just not piping hot.)
  6. Once your chickpeas are golden brown and crunchy, add them to your bowl.
  7. Add your parsley, mint, mango, avocado and cucumber. If you want to keep your left overs for the next day, I would not add the avocado as it tends to brown overnight. 
  8. Combine your dressing ingredients, mix and drizzle over your salad, (again, keep separate if keeping left overs for next day), stir and serve! 

You’re gonna lurve it, I’m sure! 


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