A silver tray topped with orange roasted cauliflower with a pot of white sauce in the corner

Tajín cauliflower bites

  • serves 4 as a starter
  • Easy

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


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


  • 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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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 232
  • Fat 17.1g
  • Saturates 6.1g
  • Carbs 11.7g
  • Sugars 8.6g
  • Fibre 4.1g
  • Protein 5.9g
  • Salt 1.1g