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Low-Carb Golden Crumbed Cauliflower

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I love cauliflower. Any cauliflower. In fact, when I was young we lived quite a distance from the market and it was not unheard of for little ole me to snack away on my poor mother’s freshly purchased cauliflower head during the car ride home.

I still adore raw cauliflower, but this yummy “crumbed” cauliflower is a pretty close second. The coconut and turmeric pair so beautifully together and the crunchy coating will have you going back for more… and more.

The Smokey Tomato Dip is the perfect partner to my Coconut and Turmeric Crumbed Cauliflower. The addition of cumin, which is known to aide digestion and improve immunity, gives it a subtle middle eastern flavour.

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Allergy information for Low-Carb Golden Crumbed Cauliflower

✔  Gluten free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs7.8 grams
Protein13.4 grams
Fat26 grams
Calories318 kcal
Calories from carbs 10%, protein 17%, fat 73%
Total carbs14.5 gramsFiber6.7 gramsSugars5.1 gramsSaturated fat9.1 gramsSodium226 mg(10% RDA)Magnesium95 mg(24% RDA)Potassium578 mg(29% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

Crumbed Cauliflower:
  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut in florets (450 g/ 1 lb)
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp chili powder
Smokey Tomato Dip:
  • 200 grams softened cream cheese (7.1 oz)
  • 6 tbsp unsweetened tomato sauce/passata (90 ml/ 3 fl oz)
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted), or 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional). Mix almond flour, coconut flour and spices, except turmeric, in a large bowl. Low-Carb Golden Crumbed Cauliflower
  2. Beat eggs and turmeric powder in a separate bowl. Low-Carb Golden Crumbed Cauliflower
  3. Dip each cauliflower floret into the egg mixture and then coat thoroughly with the seasoned crumb. Low-Carb Golden Crumbed Cauliflower
  4. Place each crumbed floret onto a lined baking sheet. When all the cauliflower is crumbed, bake for about 20 minutes, or until browned.Turn the tray halfway through the cooking time. Low-Carb Golden Crumbed Cauliflower
  5. To make the dip, place all ingredients into a mixer bowl and mix well until light and creamy. Serve the crumbed cauliflower with the Smokey Tomato Dip as a snack or as a side dish with your main meal.
  6. You can store the crumbed cauliflower covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days (coating will get soggy though). The dip can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Low-Carb Golden Crumbed Cauliflower

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cauliflower, fresh
2.2 g1.4 g0.2 g19 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
2.2 g5.4 g13.1 g148 kcal
Coconut flour, organic
1.1 g1.7 g1.5 g37 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.1 g2.1 g1.6 g24 kcal
Turmeric, spices (dried, ground)
0.2 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Paprika, smoked (spices)
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
1.1 g2.3 g9.3 g82 kcal
Tomato sauce (passata), unsweetened
0.6 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Paprika, smoked (spices)
0.2 g0.2 g0.1 g3 kcal
Cumin, ground
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving
7.8 g13.4 g26 g318 kcal

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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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Comments (1)

I am so looking forward to trying this recipe!  I have been on Keto since July 2016.  Totally enjoying it. I frequently recommend lo-carb recipes to my massage clients who are trying to lose weight and am excited to share this recipe with them and tell them about the App.
Thank you for this yumminess!