Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with Raisins and Crispy Quinoa

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with Raisins and Crispy Quinoa

Here is a delicious recipe by Pamela Salzman for roasted cauliflower with healthy add ons such as turmeric and quinoa. Do not be daunted by all of the steps! They are easy and it is well worth it! The original recipe calls for capers. Since we are not big capers fans, I leave them out.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with Raisins and Crispy Quinoa


  • 1 large head of cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into 2 inch florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 5 tablespoons of coconut or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of capers, drained and patted dry (optional).
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup of golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup of hot water
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup of Crispy Quinoa (see below for recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons of flat-leaf parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with the turmeric and 3 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  3. Arrange the cauliflower in one in one layer on the prepared baking sheets. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Roast until the cauliflower is golden and tender, 40-45 minutes.
  5. While the cauliflower is roasting, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat.
  6. Add the garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the edges are just golden, 4-5 minutes.
  7. If you are using capers, stir them into this mixture and cook until they start to open up, about 3 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  8. In a medium-size bowl, soak the raisins in the hot water and vinegar until softened and plumped, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  9. Transfer the roasted cauliflower to a serving bowl. Sprinkle the raisins and garlic on top, then toss to combine. Taste for seasoning. Top the cauliflower with crispy quinoa and parsley.

Crispy Quinoa Recipe:

  1. Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium heat.
    add the quinoa and cook, stirring frequently, until crispy, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. This can be prepared 1 day in advance and stored in a sealed container at room temperature.

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