Cauliflower Garlic Fingers ~ GF, Low-Carb, DF Option

During my 20s I lived on the east coast for 6 years.  I was introduced to many Atlantic Canadian late-night delicacies, such as donairs and garlic fingers.  Both are sooo delish but oh so bad for you.  Garlic fingers are often served alongside pizza and dipped in donair sauce or marinara.  Back in the day I would polish off many greasy slices after a night of drinking, but now that I’ve grown up (sort of!) I’ve decided to try a low-carb, gluten-free version.

You can use whatever type of cheese you prefer.  Daiya works quite well if you want to keep it dairy-free.  Don’t be discouraged by the cauliflower! I was converted when I tried cauliflower pizza crust for the first time.  These are very similar, just a bit more cheesy and a bit more garlicky 🙂Cauliflower Garlic Fingers ~ ~ #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree

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Makes 12 garlic fingers

1 medium head of cauliflower (about 7-8″)
1 cup of cheese of choice (Parmesan, mozza, cheddar or Daiya)
1 egg
2 Tbsp Italian herbs (thyme, basil, oregano)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp pink or sea salt

Preheat  oven to 400F.  Grate the cauliflower using a food processor or box grater.  Add an inch of water to a large sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Add the cauliflower, cover with a lid and steam for about 5 minutes.Cauliflower Garlic FingersStrain cauliflower through a cheese cloth and squeeze out the excess moisture.  It will be hot so make sure you let it cool down first!Cauliflower Garlic Fingers2 Transfer to a medium bowl and add the egg, 1/2 cup of cheese, herbs, garlic and salt.  Mix well. Cauliflower Garlic Fingers3 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Press “dough” onto the baking sheet until you have a rectangle about 8″ x 10″ in size.  Bake for 20 minutes.Cauliflower Garlic Fingers4Remove from oven and add remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Cauliflower Garlic Fingers5 Place back in the oven on broil for a few minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.Cauliflower Garlic Fingers6Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.  Cut into 12 strips.  Cauliflower Garlic Fingers7 Cauliflower Garlic Fingers8Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.Cauliflower Garlic Fingers10Nutritional info for one strip
67 Calories, 2g Carbs, 1g Fibre, 1g Net Carbs, 4g Fat, 5g Protein, 1g Sugar, 168mg Sodium

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients.  Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.


  • Annmarie January 19, 2015 at 9:21 am

    These look fantastic! I was always a huge fan of garlic bread, or “fingers” as you call them, when I was younger too 🙂

    • happyhealthfreak January 19, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Haha. Yes, Garlic Fingers is a funny name when you think about it! Silly east coasters 🙂

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