Ranch-to-Table Recipe: Cauliflower Tots + Avocado Basil Dip Sauce

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes



  • 2 cups packed cauliflower rice or 1 (10 oz.) pkg. cauliflower rice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 ripe, fresh California avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Place cauliflower rice in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave 3 minutes or until tender. Cool. Squeeze dry.

Preheat oven to 375F. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Combine cauliflower rice, egg, breadcrumbs, mozzarella, Parmesan, red bell pepper, onion, salt and pepper in a bowl. Shape into 28 tots, about 1 tablespoonful each.

Arrange on prepared baking sheet and spray tops of tots with non-stick cooking spray. Bake 30 minutes or until golden. Let stand 5-10 minutes to firm up before serving.

Meanwhile, in a blender, puree avocado, yogurt, basil, lemon juice, and salt until smooth.

Serve cauliflower tots with avocado dipping sauce and enjoy!

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