Cauliflower Pesto Bites

"A tasty, healthy appetizer!"


INGREDIENTS:
2 cups cauliflower, riced or finely chopped
1 egg white
1/8 cup fresh basil leaved, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/8 cup pine nuts, quick chop
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Fresh pesto for garnish
Sun dried tomato for garnish, finely sliced
Pine nuts for garnish

PREPARATION:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F


1.      Put cauliflower in microwaveable dish and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2.  (Cooking time will vary depending on your microwave.)

2.      In a large bowl, combine egg white, basil, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts.  Mix well.

3.      Add cauliflower and bread crumbs.  Toss to combine all ingredients.

4.      Using a tablespoon, spoon mixture onto a greased cookie sheet.  Gently press down on each bite to flatten to 3/4”.

5.      Bake for 18-20 minutes.  Bites should begin to brown.

6.      Remove from oven and garnish with a dollop of fresh pesto, a sliver of sundried tomato and a pine nut.

7.      Serve and enjoy!

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