Air Fried Chipotle Cauliflower Bites


  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 3 tbsp tomatoes paste
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3-4 whole chipotle peppers adobo sauce
  • 1 cup panko
  • In a blender, add raw almonds, tomato paste, garlic cloves, olive oil, fresh lime juice, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, maple syrup, and chipotle peppers, and blend it at high speed.
  • Place the chipotle pepper mixture in a bowl and add the cauliflower florets. Coat the florets with the chipotle pepper mixture thoroughly.
  • Once the cauliflower florets are well coated with the chipotle pepper mixture, toss with panko, coat with the panko mixture, and then place them on a large plate.
  • Spray the cooking oil lightly on the cauliflower florets.
  • Choose Air Fryer, set the temperature to 400 °F, and set the timer to 12 Minutes. Press Start.
  • Once the air fryer is preheated, open the air fryer basket and place cauliflower florets into the basket. Close the basket.
  • Once the air fryer shows the "Turn Food" sign, open the basket, flip the cauliflower florets, and continue to cook.
  • Once the cooking cycle is done, open the basket and remove the cauliflower florets onto a serving plate.
  • Serve warm with your preferred dipping sauce. Enjoy!
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