Cauliflower and Almond Bites (keto and paleo)
Calling all Cauliflower lovers. It is the most versatile, low carb veggie ever, it’s one of my husbands favorites. And almonds are the healthiest nuts and I love them. So I combine the two and the creation are these super healthy, delicious, and easy Cauliflower and Almond Bites.
Cauliflower is so versatile
Cauliflower is amazing! You can roast it, grill it, make a soup, it tastes amazing in tacos. The possibilities are endless. I often think of cauliflower as a blank canvas that will take any flavor you add to it.
Is it a healthy recipe?
Yes! The base of this recipe is cauliflower, almonds, and coconut flour. This recipe is high in fiber, low in carbohydrates, and has zero cholesterol. This recipe is vegan, keto, and paleo friendly.
How to serve cauliflower bites?
You can serve it as a party appetizer, with the dip . Or, you can serve it as a main dish. I often serve it on bed of greens, for a low carb meal. I have also served it on a bed of quinoa fried rice.
No matter how you sever it, this recipe is always a big hit.
Why am I in love with cauliflower and almond bites-
✓a healthy appetizer, salad addition or main course
✓you can make it ahead of time and serve these at room temperature
✓vegan, keto and paleo friendly!
✓perfect crowd pleaser for all ages and any occasion
These bites can be fried, baked or cooked in an air fryer. I prefer to par bake them in the oven and then air fry them. Air fryer gives these bites a crispy top. If you do not have an air fryer, you can broil them for 5-7 minutes in the oven.
Cauliflower and Almond Bites
Baked cauliflower and almond bites recipe with under 10 ingredients. Everyone will love these easy, healthy, crispy, and low carb cauliflower and almond bites!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Allergens: Tree Nuts
- Servings: 4
- 1 medium cauliflower head (chopped into bite-size pieces, about 4 cups)
- 1/2 cup almonds (ground)
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
- 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons groud flax + 6 tablespoons water)
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 4 tablespoons tahini paste
- 6 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- Salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 375 F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add the cauliflower florets to a food processor and pulse until they’re blended but still have a grainy texture.
Combine the cauliflower, ground almonds, cumin, coriander, salt, garlic, parsley, flax eggs and coconut flour in a medium bowl, stirring well.
Form the mixture into 15 small falafel-sized balls.
Place the balls on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, until they’re par-baked.
Add the balls to an air-fryer on 330 F. for 15 minutes, until they’re crispy and cooked on the inside.
In a small bowl, add the tahini, water, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and whisk until you get a smooth paste. Serve bites with the sauce.
*These can be fried, baked or cooked in an air fryer. I prefer to par bake them in the oven and then air frying them. Air fryer gives these bites a crispy top. If you do not have an air fryer, you can broil then for 5-7 minutes in the oven.