This one doesn’t get much easier: throw some cauliflower and broccoli in a casserole dish, top with some cheesy quinoa sauce and pop it in the oven. Voilà! A warm, healthy, and satisfyingly cheesy dish. Have I mentioned how much I love quinoa?Cheesy Cauliflower and Broccoli Bake (adapted from “Quinoa 365″)
3 cups cauliflower florets
3 cups broccoli florets
2 cups milk
1/4 cup quinoa flour
1 tsp mustard (I like to use Dijon)
1 tsp minced fresh garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Pinch ground nutmeg
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese for the sauce + 1/2 cup shredded cheese for topping
1 cup crushed croutons or bread crumbs for topping
Grease a 9 x 13 inch casserole or oven proof dish with olive oil.
Cook the cauliflower and broccoli together until just barely tender (they will get softer in the oven). Placed the cooked veggies in the bottom of the casserole dish.
Combine the milk, quinoa flour, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a medium saucepan over low heat. Let the mixture simmer and whisk until it is well blended. Once the sauce begins to thicken, add the shredded cheese. Leave on heat until the mixture is smooth. Pour the sauce over the vegetables.
Bake at 350F for 15 minutes. Remove and top with shredded cheese and bread crumbs, cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve warm and enjoy!