Cauliflower and pesto quinoa burritos


Et voila, a vegan burrito with a pea shoot flower crown. I know, just what you’ve been looking for. Instead of rice, quinoa. Swap out the meat for roasted golden brown cauliflower. In place of flavorless iceberg lettuce, fresh pea shoots. Sour cream is made from coconut milk, lime juice and sea salt. I came up with these alternative burritos the other night and was pretty pleased with the results. I even made sour cream from coconut milk, lime juice and sea salt. All in just 5 super easy steps. The perfect dinner if you ask me.

Cauliflower and pesto quinoa burritos


1 bunch of cauliflower
1 bunch of broccoli
1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup basil
1/4 cup pinenuts
1 lime
1 cloves of garlic
1/4 coconut cream
1 can of black beans
olive oil
chili powder
handful of peashoots
Ezekiel sprouted tortillas


Preheat oven to

1. Add the quinoa to the vegetable broth in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil. Let simmer until all the liquid has evaporated. Set aside.

2. Chop the stems off of the cauliflower and broccoli and separate into tiny florets. drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in oven until golden brown. About 20 minutes or so.

3. Blend basil, pinenuts, garlic, and a generous amount of olive oil (say 1/4 cup-1/2 cup) in a blender until it becomes pesto. Season with s and p. Mix into the quinoa.

4. In a same bowl, combine the coconut cream, the juice from 1/2 of the lime and a pinch of salt. If you want it to be spicy, add the chili powder. I had mine without.

5. Put the pesto quinoa, black beans, roasted veggies on top of a heated tortilla, drizzle with sour cream, top with pea shoots and enjoy. Add some avocado if you’re feeling feisty.




  1. Let me start by saying that I LOVE YOU BLOG! I am about to move on my own and have been looking for clean eating, simple recipes and you are showing me some great options! I might take out the cauliflower, just because I’m not a big fan of that particular vegetable!

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