9. Recipe: Cajun California Bites
Cauliflower is the latest trendy veggie and it’s no secret why. This member of the cabbage family is low in calories and packed with fiber, folate, and vitamins C, K, and B6 and has been shown to help prevent cancer.
If these bites are a bit too spicy for your guests, help cool down the palate by serving with a light ranch dip or make your own by combining nonfat plain Greek yogurt with ½ teaspoon of dry ranch powder.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: 45 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
1 head cauliflower
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon dried mustard
¼ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne
¼ teaspoon onion powder
⅓ cup Louisiana hot sauce
1 teaspoon melted light butter (I use light flaxseed earth balance)
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Wash cauliflower and remove stems. Chop into florets.
3. Sprinkle chopped cauliflower with salt and pepper and place on a cookie sheet in oven for 10 minutes.
4. While baking, mix all spices and hot sauce together. Add in butter.
5. After 10 minutes, rotate and bake another 12 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and place in bowl.
7. Cover with sauce. Coat thoroughly.
8. Turn oven to broil setting.
9. Place back on cookie sheet and broil for 5-8 minutes (until slightly charred).
Nutrition Information (per serving)
Calories: 48; Total Fat: 1 gram; Saturated Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 3 grams: Carbohydrates: 8 grams; Sugar: 3 grams; Fiber: 3 grams; Cholesterol: 1 milligram; Sodium: 500 milligrams
Recipe and photo by Elizabeth Ann Shaw, MS, RD, CLT of Shaw’s Simple Swaps.
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