Crunchy Cauliflower Bites with Curry-Lime Aioli

Crunchy Cauliflower Bites with Curry-Lime Aioli

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November 2019

Reminiscent of chicken nuggets, this cauliflower is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies. Want to get another veg on your child's plate? This easy vegetable dish also works with broccoli and can be served as an appetizer, side or vegetarian main course. You can also swap in a dairy-free mayonnaise to make these easy cauliflower bites vegan.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ½ cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 10 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice plus 1¼ teaspoons, divided
  • 1½ cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 6 cups 1½-inch cauliflower florets (from 1 medium head)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ teaspoon curry powder


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, cilantro, ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk in water and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Combine breadcrumbs, cumin, ¾ teaspoon garlic powder and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt in another large bowl.
  3. Working in batches, place several cauliflower florets in the batter and stir to coat. Let excess batter drip off, then toss lightly in the breadcrumb mixture to coat. Transfer to the prepared pan. Repeat with the remaining florets.
  4. Bake the cauliflower, stirring once, until golden, 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, curry powder, lime zest and the remaining 1¼ teaspoons lime juice and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder in a small bowl.
  6. Serve the cauliflower with the aioli and more cilantro, if desired.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate aioli (Step 5) for up to 2 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 cups cauliflower and 2 Tbsp. sauce
  • Per serving: 325 calories; 22 g fat(4 g sat); 5 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 132 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 42 IU vitamin A; 79 mg vitamin C; 48 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 448 mg sodium; 574 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (132% daily value), Folate (33% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 4 fat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch

Reviews 1

October 07, 2019
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By: MeganOS
These are so easy because they are baked instead of fried.
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