Are you a March Madness fan? Usually, I mainly watch sports for the beer, food, and good company, but college basketball is the exception. And this year my Villanova Wildcats are still in the game and playing in the Final Four this weekend! I’ll be in Texas visiting family for Easter so will be watching the game at a bar, but if I was at a house party for the game then these Cauliflower Sriracha Bites would be on the menu!
Wonderfully sticky from the honey, but with a nice kick from the Sriracha, these bites are a perfect game-watch party food. Or if you’re not a sports watcher but craving some spice in your life, these would be great served with rice as a vegetarian meal!
Baked, not fried, these are a great healthy alternative and a great way to convert cauliflower haters. What’s your go-to game watching snack?
Sticky from the honey and spicy from the Sriracha, these cauliflower bites are the perfect veggie addition to your next game watch. Baked not fried, these are a great healthy alternative.
- 1 Head Cauliflower (Core removed and broken into bit-sized florets)
- 3/4 cup Milk (I used nonfat skim milk, but whatever milk you have on hand will work (including nut milks))
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup Sriracha
- 1/4 cup honey (additional if you want them sweeter)
- 1/4 cup Ketchup
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 400°F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, milk, garlic powder, salt, and paprika. Add the cauliflower florets and toss to coat.
- Transfer the coated florets to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Bake for 20-25 minutes. The florets will have some browning around the edges and be crispy.
- Remove florets from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Turn your oven’s broiler on high. While the florets cool, mix together the sriracha sauce. In a large bowl, mix the honey, ketchup, and sriracha. Taste the sauce and add more honey if it is too spicy or add more sriracha if you want a greater kick! Add the florets and toss to coat.
- Place the sauced florets back on the baking sheets and broil for 2-3 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. This helps them crisp up one last time.
- Remove from the oven, sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve.
- Category: Sides, Snack
- Cuisine: American