Cauliflower bites

Mairead’s cauliflower bites with a chipotle spiced dip

Lovely Mairead, from our team here at Breast Cancer Now, makes these scrumptious cauliflower bites with chipotle spiced dip. These snacks are a tasty addition to any event.

Cauliflower bites


For the bites:

  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 150g plain flour
  • 300ml of milk (or plant-based alternative)
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100g breadcrumbs

For the dip:

  • 3 teaspoons of chipotle hot sauce (or more if you like spice!)
  • A squeeze of lemon
  • 120g natural yoghurt (or plant-based alternative)
  • Herbs to garnish


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180˚°C and line 2 baking trays
  2. Break the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces, then steam or boil until cooked
  3. Put the flour, milk, paprika, onion and garlic powder into a bowl and whisk into a batter. Add the salt and pepper and whisk again
  4. Pour the breadcrumbs into another bowl
  5. Tip the cauliflower into the bowl and coat in the batter, transfer each floret of cauliflower into the breadcrumbs and toss until they are completely coated
  6. Put the cauliflower pieces on the baking tray and bake for 40 minutes (or until golden brown)
  7. For the dip, in a bowl add the natural yoghurt, chipotle hot sauce, and a squeeze of lemon. Mix well together, taste, and adjust the spice if needed!
  8. Add the herb garnish and serve immediately while the cauliflower bites are still hot

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