Sweet and Sour Cauliflower Bites

Recipe by BOSH!Course: Mains, SidesCuisine: European, PasifikaDifficulty: Medium


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  • 1 cauliflower washed and cut into small florets

  • 2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 150g plain flour

  • 300 ml plant based milk

  • 100g panko breadcrumbs

  • 120g plant butter/spread

  • 200g hot sauce (like buffalo, sriracha, bbq)

  • Aioli or vegan ranch dressing

  • Rice to serve if desired


  • Put the flour, plant-based milk, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper into a bowl and whisk to a batter
  • Pour the panko breadcrumbs into another bowl and rub them between your thumb and fingers to break into slightly smaller breadcrumbs.
  • Tip the cauliflower into the batter and toss to coat
  • Transfer to the bowl of breadcrumbs, a few pieces at a time, and toss gently until well coated
  • Spread the cauliflower pieces over the lined baking trays and bake for 20 minutes
  • Meanwhile, melt the dairy-free butter in the microwave and stir in the hot sauce
  • After 20 minutes, remove the tray from the oven, pour over the hot sauce and carefully roll the cauliflower around until the pieces are fully coated
  • Put the tray back in the oven for 20–25 minutes, until a sharp knife glides into the thickest parts of the cauliflower and the outsides are really golden brown and crispy
  • Remove from the oven


  • Garnish with sesame seeds, spring onions, coconut flour or chopped coriander.
  • Serve on rice for a dinner dish, or with aioli or vegan creamy dressing as starters or party food.

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