Creamy Tomato Bisque
with Quinoa & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
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- ¼ cup quinoa
- 6 oz cauliflower florets
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 shallot
- ¼ cup cashews
- 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
- 5.5 oz coconut milk
- 2 tbsp vegan parmesan
- ¼ oz fresh basil
- 1 tbsp + 2 tsp (2 tbsp + 4 tsp) olive oil*
- Salt and pepper*
- *Not included
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- Directions for 4 servings indicated in parentheses
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Add quinoa, ½ cup (1 cup) water, and a pinch of salt to a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until the spirals burst and water is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes.
Place cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and toss with 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast until tender and browned in places, 12 to 15 minutes.
Peel and chop the garlic. Peel and roughly chop the shallot(s). Heat 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped garlic and chopped shallot and cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
Add cashews, tomatoes, coconut milk, and ¼ cup (½ cup) water to the large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully pour bisque mixture into a blender and purée until smooth. Sprinkle tomato bisque with salt and pepper. TIP: Blend bisque in batches for the 4 serving meal.
Tear the basil leaves. Toss roasted cauliflower with just 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) parmesan. Divide the creamy tomato bisque between large bowls, and top with cooked quinoa and parmesan roasted cauliflower. Sprinkle with torn basil and remaining parmesan. Enjoy!