Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites – Diethood


Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites – Sweet, spicy, baked cauliflower bites topped with an amazing Asian-inspired sticky sauce! Serve them as finger food appetizers or as the main course over rice for a delicious veggie dinner.

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites - Sweet, spicy, baked cauliflower bites topped with an amazing Asian-inspired sticky sauce! Serve them as finger food appetizers or as the main course over rice for a delicious veggie dinner.

Hey Hey! ‘Sup?? How’s your week so far? I was supposed to be on a plane at this very moment…✈ To get away for 5 days and have some fun in Salt Lake City, buuuut my babysitters decided that a 4-year-old and a 7-year-old for 5 DAYS was too much… I don’t blame them! I was surprised when they accepted the challenge a few months back. 😄

So, now, here I am, talking to you, my bloggy people, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 💞

And we’re going to talk about cauliflower bites! 😎

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites - Sweet, spicy, baked cauliflower bites topped with an amazing Asian-inspired sticky sauce! Serve them as finger food appetizers or as the main course over rice for a delicious veggie dinner.

Have you tried these guys, yet? It’s sticky cauliflower. As in sticky chicken, but minus the chicken. It’s pretty darn good! You won’t even miss the chicken, I promise.

Sidenote: About sticky chicken: pleeeeease try my Sticky Chicken Thighs… Holy Lord, they’re be.yond!

Back to biz at hand.

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites - Sweet, spicy, baked cauliflower bites topped with an amazing Asian-inspired sticky sauce! Serve them as finger food appetizers or as the main course over rice for a delicious veggie dinner.

You’re looking at cauliflower florets dipped in egg whites and covered in seasoned panko crumbs.

They are then transferred to a baking sheet for a little fun in the sun. Well, their sun… and our oven.

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites - Sweet, spicy, baked cauliflower bites topped with an amazing Asian-inspired sticky sauce! Serve them as finger food appetizers or as the main course over rice for a delicious veggie dinner.

The idea here is to get them to crisp up in the oven before they meet their destiny with this damn good sauce and then our bellies.

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites - Sweet, spicy, baked cauliflower bites topped with an amazing Asian-inspired sticky sauce! Serve them as finger food appetizers or as the main course over rice for a delicious veggie dinner.

That skillet up there is filled with all-things amazing; soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, chili sauce, garlic… drooling, yet? I AM! The sauce has a lovely balance of sweet, spicy, and savory.

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites - Sweet, spicy, baked cauliflower bites topped with an amazing Asian-inspired sticky sauce! Serve them as finger food appetizers or as the main course over rice for a delicious veggie dinner.

We’re also adding sesame seeds for its nutty notes and crunchy texture.

I hope you make yourself a batch of these guys pretty soon, maybe over the weekend. It’s a great snack, an appetizer, or make-believe chicken. 😏 ☺

ENJOY!

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Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites - Sweet, spicy, baked cauliflower bites topped with an amazing Asian-inspired sticky sauce! Serve them as finger food appetizers or as the main course over rice for a delicious veggie dinner.

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Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites – Sweet, spicy, baked cauliflower bites topped with an amazing Asian-inspired sticky sauce! Serve them as finger food appetizers or as the main course over rice for a delicious veggie dinner.

Course:

Appetizer / Lunch / Dinner

Cuisine:

Asian

Servings: 4 Servings

Calories: 233.4 kcal

Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 1
    head
    cauliflower,
    cut into florets
  • 2
    whole
    egg whites
  • 1
    cup
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    paprika
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    ground cumin
  • 1
    teaspoon
    garlic powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper,
    to taste
  • 1
    teaspoon
    sesame oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/3
    cup
    honey
  • 1/3
    cup
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 2
    tablespoons
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1
    teaspoon
    sweet chili sauce or sriracha
  • 3
    cloves
    garlic
    minced
  • 1/4
    cup
    water
  • 1
    tablespoon
    cornstarch
  • toasted sesame seeds,
    for garnish
  • chopped green onions,
    for garnish

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. Add egg whites to a large ziploc bag; add cauliflower florets, close the bag, and shake it around until everything is well combined. 

  3. In a separate ziploc bag combine panko crumbs, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; add cauliflower florets to the bag, close it, and shake it around until everything is well combined.

  4. Transfer cauliflower florets to previously prepared baking sheet; bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned.

  5. In the meantime, prepare the sauce.

  6. In a nonstick skillet set over medium heat, combine sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, chili sauce and garlic; bring to a simmer.

  7. In a small mixing bowl combine cornstarch and water and stir until cornstarch is dissolved.

  8. Add cornstarch mixture to soy sauce mixture and stir to combine; remove from heat.

  9. Remove cauliflower florets from oven and either add them to the sauce OR pour sauce over the florets. Mix until well combined.

  10. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onions.

  11. Serve as appetizer or serve over rice.

Recipe Notes

WW SMART POINTS: 8

 

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites - Sweet, spicy, baked cauliflower bites topped with an amazing Asian-inspired sticky sauce! Serve them as finger food appetizers or as the main course over rice for a delicious veggie dinner.



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