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Smoky Cauliflower Bites

These healthy little treats work well as a side or as fun bite size appetizers. Roasting the cauliflower adds deep flavor and gives it an irresistible crunch. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets


  • Preheat oven to 450°. Mix first 6 ingredients. Add cauliflower florets; toss to coat. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Roast until tender, 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Give these bites even more smoky, spicy flavor by dipping them in chipotle mayo.
  • Want even more heat? Squirt a little sriracha or hot pepper sauce on them as soon as they come out of the oven.
  • If you really like smoky flavors, use smoked Spanish-style paprika.
  • This cauliflower recipe is a go-to favorite for Christmas appetizers or easy Thanksgiving appetizers, especially since preparation is so simple.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 129 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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