A couple years ago I shared the buffalo cauliflower bites on the blog and ever since then I’ve actually been making them in a simpler fashion — sans coating and all sauce. At its core, these BBQ Cauliflower Bites are a tasty roasted veggie recipe with a twist for fall.
The love of cauliflower runs deep on the NS Blog, partially because it’s one of my favorite vegetables to cook with because it’s so versatile and because the health benefits of cauliflower are notable! Cauliflower has compounds involved in cancer protection that also help with decreasing inflammation, cardiovascular benefits, digestive health (sulforaphane found in cauliflower helps protect the digestive lining and prevents bacterial overgrowth such as H. pylori.), and detoxification support (phase I and phase II). Although cauliflower hasn’t been individually studied, diets containing cauliflower and other members cruciferous vegetable family have been studied most in relation to cancer protection. As with most fruits and vegetables, broccoli contains great amounts of fiber which help our digestive system moving, keeps us fuller for a longer period of time, and releases a steady flow of energy into our bodies.
- Make the Vegan Tzatziki sauce as a dip for celery sticks or try this brand I’ve been loving here
- Make the Fig BBQ Sauce or try this brand I always keep stocked in the fridge
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- 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut or broken into floret bite-sized pieces
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- heaping 1/2 cup BBQ sauce (homemade or NS approved store-bought- see blog post)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- On a lined baking sheet (with foil or a silicon pad), evenly spread the cauliflower coated in the BBQ sauce and olive oil. Roast for 15 minutes, turn over the cauliflower pieces, continue to roast for another 10 minutes or until golden on the outside.
- Serve warm or hot.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container and reheat in the oven on broil, watching carefully not to burn.
Things I used to make this with ease: Besides the store-bought, NS approved items, another item that’ll make your life easier is a silicon baking sheet which keeps this from sticking.