This recipe is so easy to make and a really healthy snack for children too. I love the addition of smoked paprika and nutritional yeast flakes but you can vary the spices according to taste. If you’re not a fun of spicy food you may wish to omit the sriracha sauce and drizzle over a little tamari soy sauce instead. These little cauliflower bites are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. I like to snack on these with a dipping sauce or homemade tomato ketchup but they are also delicious scattered over salads or served as part of a main meal.

Spicy Cauliflower Bites


Difficulty – Easy

Time – preparation 10 minutes, 35 minutes cooking

Serves 4

What’s good about it?

Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous family of vegetables known for their cancer protective properties being rich in glucosinolates. They are also high in vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, fibre and B vitamins.

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C, gas mark 5
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or teflon paper
  3. Cut the cauliflower into bite size pieces
  4. In a bowl add all the remaining ingredients except the hot sauce and warm water.
  5. Whisk in the warm water gradually to form a thick batter
  6. Coat the cauliflower pieces into the batter then place on the baking tray
  7. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden
  8. Drizzle over the hot sauce and return to the oven for a further 15 minutes until crispy
  9. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving
  10. Serve warm or cold

This recipe is delicious using other vegetables – try broccoli, chunks of aubergine, green beans or asparagus


1 cauliflower

100g chickpea flour / gram flour

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp ground cumin

black pepper to taste

3tbsp chickpea water (water from a can of chickpeas)

100-125ml warm water to mix

3tbsp Sriracha sauce / hot sauce