Last week I had half a head of cauliflower hanging out in the fridge that I needed to re-purpose. (The other half was used for a delicious appetizer.) It was a single-girl kind of dinner since Big Guy was away for business all week. It didn’t take me long to realize that the cauliflower should be used to make “bread sticks.” The healthiest bread sticks you’ll ever meet. The recipe is so simple and I will be making more very, very soon.
I peaked the interest of my Instagram followers last week with my bread sticks.
No words. That entire serving of “bread sticks” with marinara is under 180 calories (the bread sticks have about 120 calories for that portion size).
The ingredients: cauliflower, an egg, mozzarella, garlic, salt, pepper and herbs.
The cauliflower is placed in a food processor and pulsed until little “crumbs” formed. Place the cauliflower in a bowl and microwave for 8 minutes. Stir in mozzarella cheese and the egg plus seasonings. Spread out on a piece of parchment paper and bake for about 30 minutes. Flip. Sprinkle with a little more cheese and bake for 10 more minutes followed by a quick 2 minute broil. I couldn’t wait to dig in (though if you let the bread sticks rest for 10 minutes they’re a little more sturdy).