Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites
These Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites are bound to become a new family favorite. A healthy and tasty snack for every day eating.
This Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bite recipe is inspired by my love for pakoras, an Indian snack. I adore the fried version. However, like everyone else, I am trying to feed my family lighter, healthier food. Thus, I had to invent a trimmed down version so we could enjoy the flavors of vegetable pakoras more often.
This recipe is much easier to make than traditional fried pakoras. In a matter of minutes, the cauliflower bites are in the oven — which is where the magic happens. No need for deep frying, or oil splattering across the kitchen.
These bites feel decadent, although they aren’t. I find that having a tray of these morsels in the oven when folks come home satisfies my family’s immediate hunger. That way, there is less temptation to nibble on carbs or other unhealthy snacks.
These cauliflower bites are also a hit at parties. They’re light enough to enjoy straight through the evening. If your family is anything like mine, though, they won’t last that long!
This recipe is delicious on its own. However, I like to serve it with Cool and Spicy Mint Chutney or Chimichurri. It is worth the few minutes it takes to make a fresh sauce, as it provides a beautiful fresh contrast to the caramelized, roasted cauliflower bites.