Bang Bang Cauliflower


Posted: June 3

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Surprisingly, cauliflower is incredibly well suited to frying and air frying; its mild flavor pairs well with virtually any coating and flavor, and it crisps up beautifully. Bang Bang Cauliflower takes advantage of these natural strengths to create a healthy snack that doesn’t taste healthy. Coated in sweet and sour, citrusy Asian Fusion flavors and sriracha for a little heat, Bang Bang Cauliflower is a crunchy, savory snack that can rejuvenate you during a long afternoon or whet your appetite before dinner. This dish certainly has a kick to it!


Ingredients

• 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce • 1 tablespoon sriracha • juice of 1 lime • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets • kosher salt, to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 1 teaspoon cilantro, optional, chopped, for garnish

Directions

In the oven:
Step 1

Preheat the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Whisk the olive oil, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, lime juice, and garlic together in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3

Toss the cauliflower in the sauce mixture until well-coated.

Step 4

Spread the cauliflower on a large baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until lightly golden and fully cooked, about 30-35 minutes.

Step 5

Garnish with cilantro and serve.

In the air fryer:
Step 1

Whisk the olive oil, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, lime juice, and garlic together in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2

Toss the cauliflower in the sauce mixture until well-coated.

Step 3

Season generously with salt and pepper, and toss again.

Step 4

Place 1/3 of the coated cauliflower in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 360 degrees F for 12 minutes, tossing halfway through.

Step 5

Repeat the process with the remaining 2/3 of the cauliflower.

Step 6

Garnish with cilantro and serve.


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