This grilled cauliflower summer bowl is a fresh, tasty dish made with spicy grilled cauliflower, a fresh salad, and black rice tossed with a refreshing mint coriander oil. Cauliflower is marinated in a spicy sauce seasoned with chili powder, smoky cumin, garlic paste, and turmeric powder that pairs perfectly with the refreshing mint coriander dressing.

Spicy Grilled Cauliflower Summer Bowl [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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For the Grilled Cauliflower:

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Salt, to taste

For the Summer Salad:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper (mixed colors)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

For the Mint Coriander Oil:

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

For the Black Rice:

  • 1 cup black rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


To Make the Mint Coriander Oil:

  1. Mix together all the ingredients and keep aside until assembly.

To Make the Black Rice:

  1. Wash and drain the black rice.
  2. Add water until covered and soak for 1 hour. Drain the water.
  3. Pressure cook the rice with 2 cups of water and salt until done but not mushy. You can cook it in a deep pot as well. Black rice takes longer to cook just like brown rice. Fluff the rice with a fork and keep aside.

To Make the Grilled Cauliflower:

  1. Mix together all the ingredients except the cauliflower to make a marinade.
  2. Add in the cauliflower and rub the marinade. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Lay out on a baking sheet and grill in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the cauliflower is done.

To Make the Summer Salad:

  1. Roughly dice the cucumber, onion, and tomato.
  2. Add the lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

To Assemble the Summer Bowl:

  1. Spoon the rice equally into bowls. Pour the mint coriander oil over the rice.
  2. Place the roasted cauliflower and the salad over the rice.
  3. Serve at room temperature or warm.


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