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Roasted Cauliflower Saffron Quinoa Chifu Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Saffron Quinoa Chifu Salad | Alkaline Cleanse Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Saffron Quinoa Chifu Salad

As you can see this Roasted Cauliflower Saffron Quinoa Chifu Salad looks absolutely delicious. This dish also happens to be a great meal for those on an Alkaline Cleanse or Alkaline Diet. The Saffron is not required, however, it gives the quinoa a wonderful aroma as well as a beautiful orange hue. Below is a step by step recipe for making this yummy alkaline cleanse dish that serves 2 people. I’m sure you will enjoy this dish just as much as we did! Its out of this world!

Cauliflower Saffron Quinoa Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (200g) cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 1/4 long stalks (80g) celery, torn & sliced lengthways
  • 1 cup (150g) quinoa
  • Pinch of saffron strands
  • 2 pieces of lemon zest cut w/ potato peeler
  • 10 oz (280g) chifu (cut into 4 steaks)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (5g) dill chopped
  • 3 tbsp (10g) flat leaf parsley, chopped

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 8 tbsp apple cider
  • 4 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Cooking Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 325 ℉ /170 ℃ / gas mark 3
  • Put cauliflower into a baking dish w/ the sunflower oil & salt and roast for 10 minutes
  • Next add your celery to the mix and roast for 15 minutes more, until the cauliflower starts to brown
  • Meanwhile, cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package and add the saffron & lemon zest to the water
  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a pan, add the chifu steaks to marinate, and set aside. When the quinoa & vegetables are ready, set them aside
  • Take the steaks out of the marinade and heat up the liquid starts to sizzle slightly & then reduce
  • Either warm the chifu steaks in the hot marinade or cook them on a hot grill pan to get nice charred lines across them
  • To serve, pile up the quinoa in 2 bowls, add the chopped dill & parsley, then drizzle w/ half the marinade. Then arrange the cauliflower & celery on top, followed by the chifu, then drizzle with the rest of the marinade


Roasted Cauliflower Saffron Quinoa Chifu Salad recipe and photo courtesy of “Alkaline Cleanse – 100 Recipes To Cleanse And Nourish” cook book, written by Natasha Corrett.



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