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Cauliflower Poppers

What you need: 

1 large head cauliflower, chopped to florets
juice of 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried dill
fresh black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Whisk together the remaining ingredients.
2. Toss with the cauliflower.
3. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring once about halfway through the cooking time.
They're ready when they get nicely browned and they're tender but not mushy. I like to leave mine in until they get chewy blackened parts, but that's just me.
These are soooo good - sometimes when I want a light dinner I'll just make a batch and eat it all myself, easily as good as French fries!

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 
40 minutes


I normally make this with purple cauliflower, because my school colors are purple and gold...and I think purple cauliflower is more nutritious. Included pics of the purple goodness. Oh so yummy. :)


I tried these the other night - and they were FABULOUS!!!  Thanks. :)>>>


Never thought I'd enjoy cauliflower as much as I did when mom drenched it in cheez-whiz, but this is actually better! I think you could put this sauce on chunks of cardboard and it would still be yummy. Haven't tried that variation yet, but have determined that broccoli, potatoes, carrots and zucchini all hold up well. Didn't have any lemons this time - replaced the lemon juice with about 1/4 c. red wine vinegar and found it came out just as delicious. My roommate & I just finished scarfing the pan... :)


Made these this morning and they came out great.  I'm craving them again.  Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)


I was really hungry and I really wanted to try this, but I only had I made it anyway and it was really good! I'm going to try again with cauliflower, i'm sure it'll be great!


Ok so I changed my mind about these... they are awesome but with like double the sauce ingredients... i like the cauliflower really coated and i don't even measure ingredients anymore  :)>>>


What a yummy recipe, I LOVE it!

I was very disappointed to realize that I am out of dill, but I substituted basil and it was very, very delicious.

Thanks for the recipe, it's a keeper!




Okay, I admit it; I'm still a fairly new cook. Why else would I think it was a good idea to substitute cumin for nut. yeast? What, because they sort of look like each other? I don't know. Point is, the recipe was definitely missing the nut. yeast. Also, like someone else said, it was way too lemony for me. Finally, I don't know why, but I thought these poppers would end up crunchy like fries, and that was a no-go as well.

I think this is worth trying again, though. Next time I'll use all of the correct ingredients (maybe a bit less lemon) and hope for success.


So good!  I should have doubled the recipe as I had to fight to get enough for my own plate.  ;D  Followed the recipe exactly, but omitted dill (personal preference).  I used Pam on the baking sheet and no sticking.  Next time I will double the recipe so I can get more and take a pic.  Thanks for a great recipe!


OMG!!! These were SOOOO Yummy!!! My whole family loved them!!! So did a friend that had stopped by!!! These are definitely going to be a regular in our house!!!



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