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Keto Spicy Peanut Cauliflower Bites

spicy peanut cauliflower

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These easy keto spicy peanut cauliflower bites make a delicious low carb and gluten free appetiser or snack. Cauliflower florets roasted in a spicy peanut butter sauce are very addictive and ready in 30 minutes.

I see a lot of cauliflower “wings” recipes which slightly disturb me as a vegetarian and a love for cauliflower.  I guess this is because the sauce used is similar to chicken wing dishes? I would rather call them cauliflower bites then wings. But feel free to slather this sauce over your wings too! The spicy peanut butter sauce is highly addictive.

spicy peanut cauliflower

I have used this sauce on chicken too (breast strips, not wings) for the Chief Taster which he enjoyed.  You could take this sauce and cook it on any part of the chicken or a vegetable you wanted.    I loved these spicy cauliflower bites and label them as a snack or starter since there is a tendency to scoff the whole plate in one go (might be just us though..)!


This easy low carb cauliflower appetiser recipe is so simple. You smother the cauliflower florets in a spicy peanut butter sauce and roast them. The sauce is just peanut butter, lime, Tamari, cayenne pepper and paprika. You could play around with the spices and add extra heat. Perhaps ginger or cumin would give it an extra flavour.

spicy peanut cauliflower

Feel free to play around with the spices..some hotter chilli powder would be a great addition if you like the heat.  Just beware, that these spicy peanut cauliflower bites are highly addictive and it is very hard to only eat a couple.




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Spicy Peanut Cauliflower Bites

Cauliflower bites smothered in a spicy peanut butter sauce make a great snack.
3.5 from 8 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free low carb recipes, Healthy appetiser, Low carb appetisers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Angela Coleby


  • 1 Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons Peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F degrees
  • Mix all the ingredients (except the cauliflower) in a bowl until smooth.
  • Add the cauliflower florets and stir to get a covering of the sauce all over them.
  • Place on a baking tray and cook for 25-30 minutes.
  • Eat and enjoy


Serves 2 (or 4 if you were stretching to a few pieces each, but why would you be that mean!)
Nutrition per serving (half of the recipe): 170 Calories, 10g Fat; 10g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 9g Net Carb
Any nutritional analysis on the website is based on an estimate, calculated by from the individual ingredients in each recipe. Variations may occur for various reasons, including product availability and food preparation. We make no representation or warranty of the accuracy of this information


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 7g
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    November 19, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Have to add my praises of this recipe. Fantastic and the only way I make cauliflower anymore. All my favorite things in one package. Thank you!

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      Angela Coleby
      November 19, 2016 at 10:29 am

      It’s one of my favourites too!

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    October 9, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Ok you’re my new best friend. My first ever baking experience today: I made the almond/coconut/flax bread. A decent outcome for a first attempt. A bit dense, though. I could only manage one slice for breakfast, and I’m still full five hours later. The sunflower chia bagels weren’t as good. I’ll get there – will take me a little time.

    But this — THIS will be my go-to once-a-week recipe hereon. Looks absolutely divine. Also, don’t have tamari in my pantry so I’ll use some tamarind pulp instead for the umami kick. I need my peanut/peanut butter fix at least once a week, and I know peanuts are not allowed when strictly keto, but I’m not strictly keto and I work out five days a week and I know I’m rambling and this is the answer to all of my no-peanut woes. I just KNOW it’ll taste divine.

    And I know I’m repeating myself, but you’re my new best friend. I do hope our paths will cross someday and I get to break bread with you in person! For the treasure trove that is your blog, I am thankful. Please know you will always have a place at my dinner table xoxox

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      October 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

      These. Were. Phenomenal. Sprinkled some fresh chopped cilantro on top and I was in heaven.

      Psst. Don’t tell anyone, but I ate it all up >:)

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        Angela Coleby
        October 9, 2016 at 2:07 pm

        LOL! I have done and will do the same! I regret nothing!! πŸ˜‰

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      Angela Coleby
      October 9, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      You have made my day! Thank you for your lovely comments! It’s a small world too so perhaps we will be sitting down together one day for a plate of these! x

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        October 11, 2016 at 11:47 pm

        πŸ™‚ <3 I'm making a paneer and bell pepper grill with this "marinade" this weekend. And I'll raise a toast to you when I relish them!

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          Angela Coleby
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    The hungry homemaker
    August 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Looks absolutely amazing!! I need to try these!

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    August 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Ooh waw, a very unusual recipe for me to try & but I will make it soon! πŸ™‚

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      August 10, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks Sophie…they are soooo moreish! Hope you enjoy it!

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    Elaine @ foodbod
    August 6, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Very tasty!!!

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    August 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    This is a great idea. I bet they taste just as good!

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      August 5, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      I’d eat a piece of cardboard if it was slathered in this sauce…;)

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