Crispy Baked Cauliflower Poppers

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  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Simply Organic Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Simply Organic garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Organic paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Garlic Aioli optional
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Simply Organic parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Cut cauliflower into florets and place in a large bowl.
  4. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over cauliflower and toss to coat.
  5. In a small bowl mix together nutritional yeast, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
  6. Sprinkle in about 1/3 of the spice blend over cauliflower and toss until coated.
  7. Gradually add in a little more of the spice blend tossing well before adding more until all the spice blend has been added and the cauliflower is well coated.
  8. Place cauliflower on prepared baking sheet in a single layer and avoid crowding for even cooking.
  9. If necessary use two baking sheets.
  10. Bake for 45-50 minutes turning every 20 minutes until cauliflower is brown on all sides and nice and crispy.
  11. For added crispiness pop these under the broiler for 1-2 minutes at the end. Just watch them carefully so they don’t burn.
  12. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before serving.
  13. Sprinkle with a little kosher salt before serving.
  14. Best served warm right out of the oven.
  15. Garlic Aioli
  16. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.