Vegan Cauliflower Tater Tots are a delightful twist on the classic favorite, providing all the crispy goodness without the need for animal products. These tater tots are perfect as a snack, appetizer, or a delicious side dish for any occasion. Packed with the goodness of cauliflower and flavorful herbs and spices, this vegan recipe will be a hit even among non-vegans. Here’s the full recipe, including nutrition facts and serving details.
Recipe: Vegan Cauliflower Tater Tots
- 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs (ensure they are vegan)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil (for brushing)
- Ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce (for serving)
Nutrition Facts (Approximate values per serving – makes about 4 servings):
- Calories: 73
- Total Fat: 1g
- Total Carbohydrates: 13g
- Dietary Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 5g
This recipe makes approximately 4 servings of Vegan Cauliflower Tater Tots.
1. Steam the Cauliflower:
- Place the cauliflower florets in a steamer or a microwave-safe dish. Steam them until they are tender but not mushy. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes. Once steamed, allow them to cool for a few minutes.
2. Mash the Cauliflower:
- Place the steamed cauliflower in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out any excess moisture. Then, mash the cauliflower in a large mixing bowl until it’s a relatively smooth consistency.
3. Add Ingredients:
- To the mashed cauliflower, add the bread crumbs, nutritional yeast, chopped parsley, minced onion, minced garlic, paprika, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
4. Form Tater Tots:
- Take a small portion of the mixture and shape it into a tot, similar to a small cylinder or oval. Repeat this process until you’ve used up all the mixture.
5. Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
6. Bake the Tater Tots:
- Place the tater tots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly brush them with olive oil. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.
- Serve your Vegan Cauliflower Tater Tots hot with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.