Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2
Crispy baked cauliflower bites are drizzled with a healthier, nearly fat-free version of Bang Bang sauce. It's just as tasty but without all the guilt!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower cut into bite sized florets
  • 1 1/2  cups panko bread crumbs (see note)
  • 2 large eggs whisked
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped (optional, for garnish)

bang bang sauce

  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce (see note)
  • 2 tsp hot sauce I used sriracha
  • 1/4 cup  fat free plain Greek yogurt (see note)
  • 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. 

  3. While cauliflower is cooking, make the bang bang sauce. Add all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until uniform and no yogurt lumps remain (a whisk is a better tool to get the yogurt lumps out than a fork). Drizzle over finished cauliflower, reserving additional for dipping. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Notes:

  • I prefer Kikkoman brand panko breadcrumbs because they bake evenly.
  • I bought my sweet chili sauce at an Asian grocery store. Make sure to buy the kind that is a smooth sauce without chili seeds.
  • I like to use Fage brand because it's thicker than other brands.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.5g12%
Saturated Fat 2.3g14%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.3g
Cholesterol 187.5mg63%
Sodium 634.5mg28%
Carbohydrates 47.7g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 20.8g23%
Protein 17.8g36%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 105.6mg128%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 3.8mg21%
Net Carbs 43g86%
* 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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