Bang Bang Cauliflower

Crispy baked cauliflower bites are drizzled with an addictive and easy bang bang sauce.
I’ve recently become obsessed with bang bang sauce, a creamy sweet and spicy chili sauce that is easy to make. It tastes great for dipping chicken, seafood, vegetables, just about anything really. So I decided to apply it to cauliflower.

Crispy baked cauliflower bites are drizzled with an addictive and easy bang bang sauce.  I’ve recently become obsessed with bang bang sauce, a creamy sweet and spicy chili sauce that is easy to make. It tastes great for dipping chicken, seafood, vegetables, just about anything really. So I decided to apply it to cauliflower.



Ingredients:
  •  1/2 head of cauliflower cut into bite sized florets
  •  2  cups panko bread crumbs Kikkoman brand preferred for even baking
  •  2 large eggs whisked
  •  1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped (optional, for garnish)
  • For the Bang Bang Sauce
  •  2 tbsp sweet chili sauce I bought mine from an Asian grocery store. Make sure to buy the kind that is just sauce without chili seeds
  •  2 tsp hot sauce I used sriracha
  •  1/4 cup light/low fat mayonnaise
  •  1 tbsp honey

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Dip cauliflower pieces in egg and then roll in panko until fully coated and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You will need to use your fingers to press on the coating to help it to stick to the cauliflower bites. Repeat until all cauliflower is coated.
  2. Bake for about 20 minutes or until coating is a dark golden brown and crunchy.