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Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower

Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower – a lightened up version of bang bang sauce, paired with oven baked cauliflower florets. Spicy, delicious, and healthy!

Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower - a lightened up version of bang bang sauce, paired with oven baked cauliflower florets. Spicy, delicious, and healthy!I keep wanting to type “skinny” twice here – Skinny Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower – and I finally realized it's because I was thinking of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”

Skinny Skinny Bang Bang.

I'm pretty sure I've never even seen that movie!  Just thought I'd share some behind-the-scenes thoughts, you're welcome.

Anyway, if you've ever had Bang Bang Shrimp (mostly from Bonefish Grill though I've heard of it at other places) you're familiar with the addicting sauce.

I made a lighter version of the sauce with greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise because, well that's what I do here.

Gotta make things healthy when you can so we can indulge a little on things like tiramisu dip and baked brie, you know?

Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower - a lightened up version of bang bang sauce, paired with oven baked cauliflower florets. Spicy, delicious, and healthy!

The idea for bang bang cauliflower is not a new one – I don't know who originally came up with it but I got it from Kirbie's Cravings.

You just need half a head of cauliflower, dipped into a bowl of 2 eggs, and 1 cup of panko bread crumbs to roll in (gluten-free panko if necessary). Have a little extra panko on hand in case you run out, though 1 cup was just enough for me.

Whip up the sauce while the cauliflower is baking. You can choose to use as a dipping sauce or pour it all over everything.

Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower - a lightened up version of bang bang sauce, paired with oven baked cauliflower florets. Spicy, delicious, and healthy! If you don't want to be stuck with the other half a head of cauliflower, either double the recipe or use the other half to try this turmeric cauliflower recipe.

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Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower - a lightened up version of bang bang sauce, paired with oven baked cauliflower florets. Spicy, delicious, and healthy!
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Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower

Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower - a lightened up version of bang bang sauce, paired with oven baked cauliflower florets. Spicy, delicious, and healthy!
Course Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 94kcal
Author Kelly @ Trial and Eater

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk eggs together. In another small bowl, put in panko bread crumbs.
  • Dip cauliflower pieces into egg and then roll in panko until covered. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cauliflower.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until browned.
  • Make the bang bang sauce while cauliflower is cooking. Use as a dipping sauce or cover the cauliflower pieces once out of the oven. Serve hot.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Kirbie's Cravings *To make this recipe gluten-free, use a gluten free panko.
 

Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower - a lightened up version of bang bang sauce, paired with oven baked cauliflower florets. Spicy, delicious, and healthy!

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Sandra Riccardi

Sunday 11th of March 2018

So good and can't be easier

Sherba Swinson

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Is there a way you can make this without the eggs mixture for vegan? The cauliflower recipe.

Kelly

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Melted (vegan) butter or oil would probably work, though I haven't tried it for this particular recipe. Let me know if you do!

Amanda

Monday 22nd of May 2017

I've tried cauliflower lots of the ways, but never breaded. Gotta try!

Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

Monday 22nd of May 2017

Ooh!! I've had this dish with shrimp before but LOVE that you've veggie-fied it!

Roxana

Monday 22nd of May 2017

Wow, this is a pretty interesting recipe. So simple too. Love the idea of using panko for the texture.