Cauliflower Popcorn Bites with Avocado Dipping Sauce

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We have a bit of a potato chip problem in our house sometimes. It ebbs and flows, but on any given day if you were to ask my husband or myself if we’d like to snack on some crispy kettle cooked potato chips, we’d always say yes.

Understanding that this isn’t the healthiest option and should be considered an occasional treat, we’re constantly on the hunt for crispy, flavourful, bite-sized healthy snacks to fill the void — something more exciting than kale chips.

These oil-free, healthy, minimal and super easy cauliflower bites do just the trick! I invite you to have fun with the seasoning by experimenting with cumin, cayenne pepper, coriander, turmeric — whatever you prefer.

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1 head cauliflower
1 tsp red chilli flakes
sprinkle pink salt
sprinkle black pepper
juice from 1 lemon

Avocado Dipping Sauce
1 avocado, peeled & pitted
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Method

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Then, cut the cauliflower into small pieces and put them in a bowl. Add the chilli flakes, salt, pepper and lemon juice and stir to ensure the cauliflower is evenly coated. Transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a spatula to scrape out the leftover lemon juice and drizzle it over the cauliflower. Pop them in the oven for 25 minutes, taking them out halfway through to turn them up.

While the cauliflower is baking, combine in a small food processor the avocado and lemon juice and blend until smooth.

Remove the cauliflower from the oven and allow it to cool. Enjoy this as an after school or after work snack, in the evening, or get creative and add these bite sized treats to a salad, pasta or curry. They add flavour and fun to many dishes.