Cauliflower & Almond Bites

 

Cauliflower & Almond Bites

Cauliflower is my husband’s favorite vegetable and, lucky for me, our kids love it too. I always have some cauliflower on hand and am often coming up with new ways to include it in my cooking. Packed with almonds, garlic, and parsley, these little bites with dipping sauce kind of remind me of falafel. Sometimes we make a pita sandwich with them and top it with hummus!     
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Allergens: Tree Nuts
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cauliflower head
  • 1/2 cup almonds (slivered)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt

Instructions

The Bites

  1. Add 1 medium cauliflower head, florets only, to food processor until blended but still has grainy texture.

  2. Combine ground cauliflower, ground almonds, and all other ingredients in medium bowl, stirring and blending well. You can use your hands for this step!

  3. In shallow pan, heat half and half mix of olive and grapeseed oils, and while that's heating, form mix into 8 three-inch balls (use size of golf ball as reference).

  4. Fry balls four at a time until browned on one side, then flip and cook other side (about 4 minutes or so per side).
  5. Remove from heat and put on plate lined with paper towel to drain excess oil.

The Sauce

  1. Blend all ingredients well and let sit in refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  2. Serve bites with sauce.  

Bon appétit!