Sweet and spicy sesame cauliflower is another delicious, healthy-ish weeknight veggie the whole family will say YES to. I’m probably the last person to hop on the cauliflower bandwagon. I get the craze but at the same time I don’t—cauliflower essentially becomes the flavor of whatever you put on it, but it’s otherwise flavorless.
Well I’ve had a slight change of heart. I recently had a really good buffalo cauliflower app. It tasted like bits of buffalo chicken covered in buffalo sauce. Well, that sort of got me thinking about experimenting with other sauces I typically use on chicken.
Sweet and spicy sesame cauliflower is essentially the same recipe as my sweet and spicy chicken. A sticky sauce made from honey, lime juice, sriracha, fresh ginger, and sesame oil. It’s the perfect blend of flavors and soaks right into the cauliflower, making a REALLY flavorful veggie that will make you reminisce of your favorite takeout Chinese food.
My favorite part? It’s a nice change of pace from our ever rotating three B’s of veggies—broccolini, broccoli, and brussel sprouts.Print
- 1 head of cauliflower, separated into florets
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Sweet & Spicy Sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha (add more if you’d like it more spicy)
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 a lime, juice squeezed
- 1–2 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- dash crushed red pepper flakes
- Rinse cauliflower and separate into small florets. Heat olive oil in large non-stick pan on medium heat. Add cauliflower and season with salt and pepper.
- Cook for 10 minutes until cauliflower starts to brown and softens. Add sweet and spicy sauce and let simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Toss the cauliflower in the sauce and let simmer for 2-3 additional minutes until tender and fully coated in the sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.