Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn
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Roasted Popcorn Cauliflower

Who would have thought! Roasted Popcorn Cauliflower is the perfect plant-based dish if you’re looking for budget friendly, meat-free options.

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This roasted popcorn cauliflower recipe is so versatile it can be served as a quick snack, side or main meal. If you’re planning on whipping up a Mexican fiesta this dish is perfect alongside Vegan Chilli Con Vegetables.

For optimal crunch be sure to use fresh over frozen cauliflower.

This easy dish tastes so good even your significant others, won’t question your judgement.

What’s better than gorgeous cauliflower florets generously dusted in Mexican slices which are guaranteed to make your taste buds tingle.

Serve with fresh lemon wedges, Sriracha Vegan Mayonnaise and Cashew Fetta.

Roasted Popcorn Cauliflower

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Recipe by Hayley Ellis Course: quick recipesDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1/2 Head Large Cauliflower

  • 2 Tsp Sweet Paprika

  • 2 Tsp Chipotle Powder

  • 2-3 Tbsp Coconut Oil (melted)

  • Salt and Pepper

  • Sriracha Vegan Mayo
  • 3 Tbsp Vegan Mayonnaise

  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce

  • Lemon Juice

  • Salt and Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Cut cauliflower into florets including the stalks. Place in a mixing bowl or plastic bag.
  • Add in the spices, salt and pepper and mix until the cauliflower is nicely coated.
  • Next pour in the oil and mix through.
  • Turn cauliflower onto the tray and spread out to separate as much as possible.
  • Bake in oven for approx. 15 – 20 minutes or until cauliflower turns golden.
  • Sriracha Vegan Mayo
  • Combine mayonnaise, sriracha and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Season to taste and turn out into a serving dish.


  • This will serve main meal portions or a platter for snacking.

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