Calling all paleo people: This is your new favorite appetizer!
Hey, cavekids. You’ve made cauliflower all the rage. Congrats! This previously “meh” veggie has reached new levels of awesomeness this year thanks to paleo eaters, and we’re digging it. We’ve seen big, white flowerheads of cauli making their way into paleo pizza crust, paleo garlic breadsticks, and paleo fried rice. Turns out, cauliflower is way more fun to eat when you’re cooking like a caveman.
And this recipe keeps proving this deliciously hot trend right. These bright red bites are the ultra app for everything from game night parties to Grok nights in. A little spicy. A little sweet. A bit of bacon. A whole lotta tasty cauliflower.
Whether you’re a food fanatic or just looking for a fun way to twist up your party cocktail plates, holy cavepants. These.
Here’s how to make a whole plate of paleo love.
Start by dipping your cauliflower in a happy little mélange of flavor. Melted butter or ghee (or coconut oil, if you prefer) gets spiked with a bright red spice mixture and then slathered all over a batch of cauli florets.
Now it’s time to get your fingers a little messy. Bacon wrap that dipped cauliflower, pierce in place with a toothpick, and pop on a piece of parchment. This is the sort of thing that would make Grok proud.
Your plate full of poppers are almost ready to be popped in the oven…
But first—a drizzle of shimmering raw honey to glaze your bacon-wrapped bombs. This finishing touch is sublime. Trust me. I’ve already eaten an entire batch of these things.
While your cauliflower is roasting itself to tender perfection, it’s time to put the perfect paleo finishing touches on this recipe. The only thing that could possibly make these spicy primal morsels tastier is a cool and creamy avocado dipping sauce. So, boom. Blend it up.
As soon as they come out of the oven, let them cool ever so slightly, then serve them straightaway.
Hunt, gather, bite, be merry. This is what eating like a caveman is all about!
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!