Turmeric & Coconut roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli w/ Broccoli and Almond Dressing and Black Rice

Cauliflower & Broccoli are some of the most versatile vegetables out there and I can't have enough of them right now. This recipe is so hearty and perfect for this time of the year. I love the contrast of the earthy Tumeric brushed all over the veg against the tang of broccoli & coriander dressing through the black rice.

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Turmeric & Coconut roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli w/ Broccoli and Almond Dressing and Black Rice

Ingredients:

For roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli:

  • Whole cauliflower sliced 2.5cm thick
  • 3/4 Broccoli sliced 2.5cm thick

Roasting rub:

  • 1/2 cup coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tspn Tumeric
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1 tspn salt (or more)
  • 2 cups cooked Black Wild rice

Broccoli & almond dressing:

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 broccoli – chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon – juiced
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 Tblspn roasted almonds
  • 2 handful coriander leaves (leave a few to add to the rice at the end)

Method:

  1. Steam rice.
  2. Mix all roasting rub ingredients in a bowl, then brush cauliflower & broccoli on both side.
  3. Roast in a hot oven (~190deg) for about 15 min each side (golden brown + some crispy bits)

In the meantime make the broccoli & almond dressing:

  1. Sauté onion + garlic til translucent, add broccoli and cook for further 5 min.
  2. Put all dressing ingredients in a food processor and blitz till smooth (chunky is ok)
  3. Adjust seasoning (lemon, salt, pepper)
  4. Toss Rice through dressing. (keep some to dip the cauli + broc in).
  5. When roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli are ready, serve warm w/ dressed rice + extra dressing on the side.

*If you have broccoli dressing leftover, use it through Pasta.