Don’t be fooled by their sunshiney persona – these curried cauliflower bites are not to be messed with, my friends.
When paired with that zesty yet oh-SO-creamy tahini dip, they make a mean platter to share with friends – or the perfect snack to have at hand in the fridge over the next few days. What’s not to like?
The other thing that’s pretty cool about these guys is that they are gluten, dairy and egg free; making them more than ideal for those who have food intolerances but still want to actually enjoy what they’re eating (ie food that doesn’t taste like – well – cardboard), just as much as the next foodie who can’t resist that dreamy cauliflower-curry combo.
I can definitely recommend making a big batch and keeping them sealed up ready to bring your salad bowls to LIFE over the next few days… I feel like they just add that extra something to take a basic meal to the next level. And who am I kidding? I’d be lying if I said I didn’t just grab them straight outta the box for a quick hanger fix. Hey, when you’re short on time – why mess around, right?
Now here’s how we’re gonna do it.
Just grab yourself a bite…
Get crunk dunk…
And let me tell you – the process for making them is just as easy as they are to eat! Be prepared to get your hands a little dirty: these cauliflower bites require a little sculpting, but it is so, SO worth it.
- ½ cauliflower
- 100g brown rice flour (or ground almonds for a grain free version)
- 1 flax egg (or 1 egg)
- 1½ tsp curry powder
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2tbsp tahini
- ½ lemon
- 1tbsp water
- salt and pepper
- Simply place the cauliflower in the food processor and pulse until it forms a fine 'cous cous' consistency.
- Combine in a bowl with the flour, flax egg, spices and minced garlic.
- Use your hands to form them in to small bite size balls and place on a lined baking sheet, using a fork to flatten.
- Heat the oil in a pan and fry the bites on each side until golden, before placing bake on the baking tray ready to cook in the oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Make the tahini sauce by mixing together the tahini, lemon juice, water, salt and pepper. Serve up with the cauliflower bites and dig in!