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?
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.
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!
- 1/2 head cauliflower cut into bite sized florets/pieces
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- skinny bang bang sauce
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.
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