Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Bites by The Road Not Taken


Nadia from The Road Not Taken sent us her excellent vegan recipe for Cauliflower Bites. Check out her site for even more great recipes!


1 small cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup chickpea flour
1 cup water
1 tblsp nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp crushed garlic
salt and pepper to taste

BBQ Sauce

¾ cup tomato puree
2 tsp Diemen’s ‘Stinger’ hot sauce (or more if you're a chilli lover!)
1 tblsp tamari/soy sauce
2 tblsp coconut sugar
2 tbslp melted non-dairy margarine (or oil)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp liquid smoke (or smoked paprika)
1 tsp crushed garlic
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 230C.

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Smear a little oil over the baking paper to prevent cauliflower from sticking.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, water, yeast flakes, garlic, salt and pepper until combined and no lumps remain.

Toss the cauliflower pieces into the batter, coating them thoroughly.

Shake off excess batter and then place cauliflower on the prepared tray and bake in oven for 15 minutes, turning over halfway through.

To prepare the BBQ sauce, combine all remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine. Set aside ¼ cup for extra dipping sauce if you like.

Once the cauliflower is cooked, remove tray from oven and pour BBQ sauce directly over the cauliflower, covering each evenly with sauce.

Bake for a further 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, checking after 10 minutes to ensure they don't burn.

Transfer cauliflower bites into a serving bowl and serve remaining dipping sauce on the side or pour over the top.

Serve with extra Diemen’s Stinger or Original on the side for those who like an extra bite to their bites!