Honey Sesame Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is flavored with a delicious honey sesame glaze, for an easy meal.Honey Sesame Cauliflower photoI really enjoyed this new cauliflower recipe. So much so, that it was even worth turning on the oven in this heat. These cauliflower are glazed twice. They are first glazed with the sauce during cooking. This allows the sauce to soak into the cauliflower and stick to the cauliflower. I then glazed them again after cooking, making them extra flavorful.overhead photo of Honey Sesame CauliflowerI also sliced them into flatter, thinner florets rather than the rounder pieces I usually cut the cauliflower into. That gives them plenty of surface area for all the glaze.process photo showing how to slice the cauliflowerSome white sesame seeds sprinkled on top gave these a nice crunch factor.overhead photo of Honey Sesame Cauliflower

Honey Sesame Cauliflower

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Roasted cauliflower is flavored with a delicious honey sesame glaze, for an easy meal

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium head cauliflower cut into thin florets, about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp chopped green scallions

for the sauce

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 3/8 cup water + 2 1/2 tsp cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place cauliflower florets onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure none of the cauliflower overlap. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until cauliflower are just cooked (tender but still crisp). While cauliflower is cooking, make your glaze.

  2. In a small saucepan, add all sauce ingredients except water + cornstarch. Whisk together and then bring to medium heat on the stove, until it begins to simmer. In a small bowl, completely dissolve cornstarch into water. Pour into your simmering mixture, stirring while pouring so that the cornstarch does not clump up. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 1 minute, or until thickened. Stir occasionally while sauce is cooking.

  3. Remove cooked cauliflower from the oven. Glaze cauliflower with the sauce. You should only use about half the sauce. Place cauliflower back into the oven.

  4. Set your oven to a low broil. Cook for 3-5 minutes, watching your cauliflower carefully so they do not burn. You should see the sauce on the cauliflower begin to bubble and thicken. Make sure you are cooking at a low broil because if you simply bake at this stage, your sauce will become watery instead of thick.

  5. Remove cauliflower from oven. Glaze with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Sesame Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8g
Sodium 716.4mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 51.8g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 17%
Sugars 38.4g
Protein 5.7g 11%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 123%
Calcium 9%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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