Crispy Cauliflower & Broccoli Bites
For the vegetables:
140g of cauliflower florets
140g of broccoli florets
1 tbsp dry mixed herbs
35g parmesan or dairy free alternative (optional)
For the dip (optional):
200g cream cheese
1 small roasted red pepper from a jar (around 70g)
Heat some water in a medium saucepan. When boiling, add cauliflower and broccoli florets and blanch for 2 mins. Drain and set aside. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan / Gas Mark 6. Line an oven tray with parchment paper.
Mix polenta and dry herbs together in a shallow bowl. Beat the eggs into another shallow bowl.
Place oven tray in front of you, along with the cauliflower and broccoli florets. Place beaten eggs, polenta mix and parmesan in individual bowls and line up in a line. Coat each cauliflower and broccoli floret in the beaten eggs, polenta mix and parmesan so that they are coated all over.
Line up the florets carefully on the oven tray as you go.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins until golden.
In the meantime make the dip. Place the cream cheese and red pepper in a blender and whizz until smooth.
Once ready serve the bites warm with the dip on the side.