Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Creamy Feta Dip

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Creamy Feta Dip
 
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower, sliced into medium sized florets
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup hot sauce (I used Frank's)
Creamy Feta Dip:
  • ¾ cup low-fat Mayo
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 6 oz feta, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. In large measuring cup or wide mouthed coffee mug, mix together the ingredients from flour to garlic powder. Batter should be the consistency of a thick crepe batter.
  3. Dip cauliflower florets into the batter allowing the excess batter to drip off. Lay florets in a single layer on a sheet pan lined with foil or a silpat.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until batter is dry and slightly crispy.
  5. Remove cauliflower from oven and careful take each floret and dip into the hot sauce (pour hot sauce into a wide mouthed cup or similar vessel for easy coating). Allow excess to drip off.
  6. Place the cauliflower florets back onto the sheet train and bake for another 8-10 minutes or until hot sauce has thickened on the outside of the buffalo bites.
  7. While cauliflower cooks, place the mayo, lemon juice, mustard and 4 oz of the feta in the bowl of a food processor. Process until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Taste and adjust for seasonings. Add in the remaining 2 oz of feta before serving.
  8. Serve the cauliflower buffalo bites hot with the creamy feta sauce!