Buffalo Cauliflower Quinoa Bowls (Vegetarian, Gluten free)
This is a healthy lunch with a good kick, and it’ll keep you going all afternoon. It’s one of my favourites that I keep in my back pocket when I’m bored of eating vegetables and hummus for lunch.
- 1.5 cups buffalo cauliflower bites (see recipe below)
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup old cheddar cheese grated
- 1 med carrot shredded
- 2-3 green onions
Cook quinoa according to directions on the package.
While the quinoa is cooking, grate the cheddar cheese and the carrots, and chop the green onions
When the quinoa is done cooking, divide it into two bowls. Divide all of the ingredients evenly between the two bowls. Place the carrots, onions, cheese, and cauliflower bites on top of the quinoa.
I love this bowl as is, and find it's packed with flavour. However, if you need a sauce, I recommend drizzling a bit more buffalo wing sauce over the top, or some ranch dressing.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
If you are a Pinterest food addict like myself, you’ll see that this recipe pops up regularly. People have gone crazy over cauliflower and its versatility. These buffalo bites are no exception. They are usually in the regular rotation on appetizer night in my house. These buffalo cauliflower bites also make a super delicious lunch as well. Sometimes lunch gets boring, and I love making buffalo cauliflower quinoa bowls for Jordan and I for lunch. You can find that recipe filed under “Mains.”
- 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4-1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce (adjust to personal preference)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Place cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil, pepper and garlic powder. Bake for 15-20 minutes, tossing around the 10-minute mark
When the cauliflower is nice and crispy and golden brown, pull from the oven, place in a bowl and toss with the buffalo wing sauce. Place back on the baking sheet and put back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.
These are great on their own, or serve with a ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce.