Cauliflower breadsticks is a great snack with cheese, garlic and spices. What’s great this recipe is suitable for gluten free, low carb and vegetarian diets. Cauliflower breadsticks are not only healthy, but also very tasty, cheesy snack. Do you often grab a bread with a cheese on top? Well, these cauliflower cheese sticks are more healthy and delicious!
Why cauliflower breadsticks
You can make one cauliflower cheese bread with this recipe, but it is easier to cut it into breadsticks and enjoy with your family or friends with some dip, like tomato sauce, or our Pumpkin dip. This is a healthier and maybe eve tastier way to substitute regular chips or other unhealthy stuff that is in store shelves, screaming at you to grab for a snack.
Moreover, you can serve cauliflower breadsticks warm with melting cheese on top or cold, so it will be easier to grab one.
Store cauliflower breadsticks in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. But actually, I think you will eat them in 1 day! So better grab more cauliflower and cheese and prepare another batch of cauliflower breadsticks!
No to flour and Yes to cauliflower and cheese
Cheese is crucial element for “gluing” cauliflower breadsticks, as I don’t use flour in this recipe. However, you can cut the amount of cheese on topping, if you wish so. After enjoying our Cauliflower pizza, I decided to find something to substitute the flour in the recipe. So to make breadsticks I used split peas. Using coffee grinder I made flower from peas. 4 tbsp was enough for this cauliflower recipe.
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Spices to use for cauliflower breadsticks
I used dry spices, such as garlic, rosemary, thyme, cayenne and of course, salt and pepper to taste. You can also add carry or turmeric to taste or substitute cayenne to chili. If you are not using rosemary and thyme you can add dried parsley or dills, too.
By the way, I noticed that granulated garlic powder adds more garlic flavor to the dish than the regular garlic powder. But you can add 2-3 freshly minced garlic cloves instead.
Shredding and cooking cauliflower
As I already mentioned in our Cauliflower rice blog post, there are several ways of shredding and cooking cauliflower. You can use old-school grater or modern food processor to prepare riced cauliflower. You can store riced cauliflower in fridge or freezer, so it is easier to prep these cauliflower breadsticks or cauliflower rice.
To form the dough from cauliflower, you need to cook it lightly. Best way is steaming, but you can also boil it. After that the major part of the prepping is squeezing the liquid from cooked cauliflower. You need to make dry cauliflower, so that there is almost no water, and then you can add spices and cheese. This will help to form the dough and the cauliflower bread will not fall apart even without cheesy topping.
To sum up, this is one of the best cauliflower dishes to try!
Let’s stay in touch, as we will have more tasty cauliflower recipes coming!
Cauliflower breadsticks is a great snack with cheese, garlic and spices. What’s great this recipe is suitable for gluten free, low carb and vegetarian diets.
- 1 cauliflower 4 cups riced cauliflower
- 1/2 cup mozzarella 130g
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp thyme
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp rosemary
- 4 tbsp split pea meal
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1/2 ball mozzarella shredded
- 1/2 cup hard cheese shredded
- 1/2 tsp rosemary
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes
Cut the cauliflower into florets and put them in food processor to chop until remind rice. You need about 4 cups of riced cauliflower for this recipe.
Put rice cauliflower in a pan, cover with few cups of water, and let it simmer for about 4 minutes until it’s soft and tender, stirring. Let it cool a little.
Prepare a clean cheesecloth and a bowl. Place cooked cauliflower rice and squeeze as much liquid as you can from it.
Add pea meal, spices and shredded mozzarella. Mix together until everything is combined and smooth. Add 2 eggs to the mixture and stir until combined.
Prepare a baking tray lined with a parchment paper and put cauliflower mixture in thin layer.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes 425 F / 220 C.
Add more cheese on top, sprinkle spices and bake about 5-6 minutes until cheese melted.
Remove from the oven, let the cauliflower bread cool for about 10 minutes, then cut into breadsticks.
Serve warm or cold with sauce!