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Dinner with friends, a snack with the family, or just for a treat at home… We’ve all been a host at some point for one of these occasions. The trouble is that we always come up with the same tired ideas to serve our guests. If you want to WOW them with a special snack that is original yet simple, then take note of this cauliflower popcorn recipe, which is sure to leave your guests’ mouth-watering! Who doesn’t love popcorn? The thing is that this kind of corn-based snack isn’t the healthiest option, but rest assured that our version of this classic is!
Cauliflower popcorn, thanks to its shape, it’s the perfect popcorn imitator, and with the ingredients, we are going to use, expect to get a nice crisp, sweet flavor. Cauliflower has a high presence of B vitamins and fiber, which is why it is recommended in any diet. Take advantage before the season is over!
And don’t worry about the sugar, because this recipe doesn’t call for any refined sugar. To make the dressing for the cauliflower, we will be using raw honey, a natural sweetener, and the sweet dipping sauce in case you want some extra flavor is made of nuts.
- 1 cauliflower
- 60 ml of vinegar
- 2 tbsp of hot paprika or curry
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Lime juice (from 2 limes)
- 20g of raw honey
- 1 tbsp of Coconut oil
Ingredients for the Dip
- ¼ cup of hazelnut cream
- ¼ cup of peanut butter
- 100 ml of vegetable broth or water
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp of salt
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
Start by preparing your cauliflower, break the cauliflower into individual small stalks. A little Chef's Trick, the smaller you cut the cauliflower stalks, the more they will resemble the size of traditional popcorn, and you'll also get all the flavor of the ingredients in one bite.
Wash and dry before setting them on a baking sheet with wax paper. Add a little olive oil spray or a small teaspoon of olive oil, enough to cover the wax paper. Be careful not to add too much.
Bake the cauliflower for 20 minutes at 180ºC. You will know it’s done when the edges start to develop a golden color.
While the cauliflower is baking, start mincing some garlic into very small pieces. Put it in a bowl, and add the vinegar, curry, lime juice, and honey. Mix well. If you find that it’s not binding well, you can add a little egg.
Remove the cauliflower from the oven, and stir it gently into the honey mixture. Make sure you cover the cauliflower completely. Then fry them in coconut oil or put them back in the oven for 10 more minutes.
In the meantime, mix all the ingredients for your dipping sauce until you get a uniform texture. That’s it! Now it’s time to enjoy dipping your cauliflower popcorn in your sweet sauce!
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