Bacon Wrapped Cauliflower with Avocado Aioli

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Appetizers should be easy to prepare, simple to present and delicious to eat. In this recipe, the flavour of the cauliflower is enhanced by the smoked bacon, maple syrup and black pepper. Sometimes the simplest combinations work the best. This easy to make appetizer is served with a creamy avocado aioli, but most dips will work well with this recipe. This appetizer is keto, paleo and gluten-free friendly

Ingredients

  • 1 medium size cauliflower, broken into equal bite-size florets (about 12)
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 6 gluten-free thick slices of bacon, cut in half makes (12)
  • 1 tsp. GF coarsely ground black pepper
  • 12 toothpicks
  • AVOCADO AIOLI DIP
  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Garnish; thinly sliced green onions or shallots (optional)
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Toss cauliflower in coconut oil and maple syrup
  • Generously season both sides of bacon with black pepper
  • Wrap cauliflower with bacon and secure with a toothpick
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 -25 minutes until the bacon begins to crisp around the edges
  • AVOCADO AIOLI DIP
  • Blend all the ingredients and serve with warm bacon wrapped cauliflower. Sprinkle with green onions or shallots


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