Afternoon Tea recipe: Cauliflower bites with a chipotle spiced dip

Afternoon Tea recipe for Cauliflower bites with a chipotle spiced dip. Easy to make and a healthy snack for the whole family.

cauliflower bites on a pink plate

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For the bites

  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 150g plain flour
  • 300ml of milk (or plant-based alternative)
  • 2 tsp of paprika powder
  • 1 ½ tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100g of breadcrumbs

For the dip

  • 3tsp of chipotle hot sauce (or more if you like spice!)
  • A squeeze of lemon
  • 120g natural yoghurt (or plant-based alternative)
Herbs to garnish.


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and line two baking trays ready
  • Break the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces, steam, or boil until cooked
  • Put the flour, milk, paprika, onion and garlic power into a bowl and whisk into a batter. Add the salt and pepper and whisk again
  • In another bowl pour in the breadcrumbs.
  • Tip the cauliflower into the bowl and coat in the batter, transferer each floret of cauliflower into the bread crumbs and toss until they are completely coated
  • Put the cauliflower pieces on the baking tray and bake for 40 minutes (or until golden brown)
  • For the dip, in a bowl add the natural yoghurt, chipotle hot sauce and a squeeze of lemon. Mix well together, taste and adjust the spice if needed!
  • Add the herb garnish and serve immediately whilst the cauliflower bites are still hot.

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