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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

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WW Freestyle: 9
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
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: 229

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 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Add egg whites to a large ziploc bag; add cauliflower florets, close the bag, and shake it around until everything is well combined. 
  • 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.
  • Transfer cauliflower florets to previously prepared baking sheet; bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauce.
  • In a nonstick skillet set over medium heat, combine sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, chili sauce and garlic; bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes. 
  • In a small mixing bowl combine cornstarch and water and stir until cornstarch is dissolved.
  • Add cornstarch mixture to soy sauce mixture and stir to combine; remove from heat.
  • Remove cauliflower florets from oven and either add them to the sauce OR pour sauce over the florets. Mix until well combined.
  • Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onions.
  • Serve as appetizer or serve over rice.
Nutrition Facts
Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 892mg37%
Potassium 539mg15%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 70.7mg86%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: appetizer recipes, cauliflower recipe, side dish recipe