Crispy Coconut Cauliflower with Minty Peas & Pita

The weekend before last as I had the most wonderful weekend as I got to spend it with some very lovely foodies. On Saturday a fellow blogger, health coach and plant based advocate came across from Italy to spend time cooking, chatting, food styling, generally sharing ideas and the challenges of being a full time food blogger. We had a lot to talk about!
Having spent many years working in a office I’m still finding my way a freelancer and the one thing I do miss is the support and just the opportunity to share ideas with your colleagues. That’s why it’s so important to have a network of fellow bloggers and freelancers to chat to and generally support each other. I’ve said it before but connecting with like minded people really is one of the best bits!

And then on the Sunday I spent the afternoon with a couple cooking up a vegan feast at a private cooking class. Again it’s so heartening to spend time with people who share your passion for good plantbased food and a just a general love of food!

I created this deliciously moorish crispy cauliflower with minty peas the other day and I’ve got say it’s pretty darn good! I’ve got a massive coconut crush going on right now  – Think lovely roast cauliflower coated in a crispy, slightly spicy coconut coating. The combination of the cauliflower with the minty peas works so well, especially when stuffed into a pita bread with fresh tahini dressing and crunchy seeds. Somehow it seems to be both comforting and fresh and light at the same time. Just so good!

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  4 servings
  10 minutes preparation time
  15 minutes cook time


  • 1 cauliflower broken into smallish florets
  • Crumb mix; 
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • Pepper
  • Zest 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • Batter mix; 
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Juice 1/2 lime
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • Pea mash; 
  • 500g peas
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Handful fresh mint leaves
  • Handful coriander
  • Tahini dressing
  • Toasted sunflower seeds
  • Flatbread or pitas


  1. Firstly add the oats to a food processor or high speed blender and blitz for a few seconds so that you get a semi fine crumb. Transfer to a large bowl then add in all the other crumb mix ingredients. Mix to combine.
  2. Add all the batter mix ingredients to another bowl and mix throughly
  3. Dip the cauliflower into the batter then crumb mix in batches then pop onto a large baking tray. (Shake off the excess crumb mix)
  4. Bake gas mark 5 for 40 minutes until golden and crispy.
  5. To make the pea mash – add all the ingredients to your food processor or blender and blitz until you get a slightly chunky mash.
  6. Serve the crispy cauliflower loaded into flatbreads or pitas with the minty peas, lots of tahini dressing, mint, coriander & toasted seeds.

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  2. Kimberley on October 21, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Hello! I found this recipe on a rummage through your site! Just made today and it’s really delicious, and enough leftover for work lunch boxes 🙂

    • Niki on October 23, 2018 at 8:11 am

      Really glad you like it Kimberley!

  3. Anne-Laure on March 27, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Made those this weekend: the taste is AMAZING really a subtle flavour.
    We used piadina bread (IT) and fresh mint and cauliflower from the market which helped of course 😉
    I added some fresh spinach with the peas and it tasted great 🙂 ! Will definetely do it again, it’s a perfect “junk food” substitute – very satisfying.

    I’m curious to try this coating mix with other vegetables and even do crispy tofu with this mix !

    • Niki on October 19, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Hi Anne-Laure
      I’m so glad you like them!
      And the coating is really good with other veg.

      Love Niki xx

  4. Natalia on March 9, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Such a lovely shop, it makes me want to make this recipe asap! Thanks, Niki will save this recipe!

    • Niki on March 18, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      It’s quite addictive honey ????????

  5. sunlight@delight on January 31, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Now that I know the recipe I love it even more! Will make those for sure????

    • Niki on January 31, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Hey lovely!
      So so glad you like it and can’t wait to hear what you think
      Love Niki xxx

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