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Tajín cauliflower bites

Published: July 16, 2019 at 10:01 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 as a starter

Tajín is a classic Mexican seasoning made from lime, chilli and salt. It works so well on these moreish cauli bites with the cooling soured cream

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal232
fat17.1g
saturates6.1g
carbs11.7g
sugars8.6g
fibre4.1g
protein5.9g
salt1.1g
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Try our Mexican cauliflower bites, then check out our tacos al pastor, margarita cocktail and more Mexican recipes.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 700g cauliflower florets, plus any small, tender leaves
  • 150g soured cream
  • 1½ tsp Tajín, or a mix of ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp mild chilli powder and the zest of ½ lime

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Pour the olive oil, 2 tbsp of the chipotle paste and the garlic granules into a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and mix well. Add the cauliflower florets and toss together. Tip into a roasting dish with any leaves and mix well. Roast for 35-40 minutes or until charred and smoky.

  • STEP 2

    Mix together the remaining chipotle paste and soured cream in a serving bowl.

  • STEP 3

    To serve, tip the cauliflower florets onto a serving plate and drizzle over the remaining oil. Scatter over the Tajín and serve with the chipotle soured cream for dunking.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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