Crispy Coconut Cauliflower with Minty Peas & Pita

The deliciously more-ish crispy cauliflower is coated in a lightly spiced coconut coating and served with minty peas & pita. The perfect fresh lunch dish.

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 lovely foodies. On Saturday a fellow blogger, health coach and plant-based advocate came across from Italy to cook, chatting, food styling 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 an 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 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 plant-based food and a just a general love of food.

I created this deliciously more -ish crispy cauliflower with minty peas the other day and I’ve got to 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!

Love, Niki xxx

Crispy coconut cauliflower with minty peas & pita

Crispy Coconut Cauliflower with Minty Peas & Pita

The deliciously more-ish crispy cauliflower is coated in a lightly spiced coconut coating and served with minty peas & pita. The perfect fresh lunch dish.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
4 servings
4.50 from 2 votes


  • 1 cauliflower broken into smallish florets

For the crumb mix

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • Twist black pepper
  • Zest 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut

For the batter mix

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Juice 1/2 lime
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour or flour of choice

For the pea mash

  • 500 g peas - defrosted
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Handful fresh mint leaves
  • Handful coriander
  • Tahini dressing
  • Toasted sunflower seeds
  • Flatbread or pitas


  • First, add the oats to a food processor or high-speed blender and blitz for a few seconds so that you get a semifine crumb.
  • Transfer to a large bowl, then add in all the other crumb mix ingredients. Mix to combine.
  • Add all the batter mix ingredients to another bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Dip the cauliflower into the batter, then crumb mix in batches, then pop onto a large baking tray. (Shake off the excess crumb mix.)
  • Bake gas Mark 5 for 40 minutes until golden and crispy.

To make the pea mash

  • Add all the ingredients to your food processor or blender.
  • Blitz until you get a slightly chunky mash.

To serve

  • 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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8 Responses

  1. 4 stars
    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 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    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 !

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