Cauliflower Popcorn

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Thank you Alice MacKinnon for this totally yummy snack! If you missed it make sure to check out Alice's interview HERE. Even more delicious and healthy inspiration!


For some unknown reason, I have never liked regular popcorn and so I LOVE this alternative. You can add soaked cashews or tahini to the mixture if you want it crunchier and more filling, but be sure to blend it all together in a high speed blender. You can flavor this however you like – with dried herbs, other spice blends (za’atar is delicious) or make a sweet version with cinnamon and a little maple syrup. This is my favorite though – I love the cheesy taste!

1 head cauliflower or romanesco, cut into florets

1⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar

1⁄4 cup vegetable broth

1⁄2 cup nutritional yeast

1 tsp turmeric

Pinch salt and fresh ground black pepper

For spicy, add...

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cayenne

Mix the vinegar, broth, nutritional yeast, turmeric, salt and pepper (add spices now too if you are making this version) together in a large bowl. Add cauliflower and toss well. Make sure all the cauliflower pieces are coated in the marinade.

Leave in the fridge for a few hours and then dehydrate at 115 degrees until crisp. Usually 12 hours is enough.