Sticky Sesame Cauliflower with Greens
Updated: Jul 19
This recipe is satisfying and packed with flavor.
The cauliflower gets baked and then dipped in a sticky sauce. I then used the leftover sauce as a salad dressing...so good.
-1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets
-1 1/3 cup cassava flour
-2 cups water
-1/2 tsp sea salt
-1/2 cup coconut aminos
-2 tbsp maple syrup
-2 tsp sesame oil
-2 tbsp lime juice
-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
-1 tbsp tomato paste
-3 garlic cloves, minced
-1 tbsp grated ginger
-1 tbsp arrowroot powder
-1/2 cup water, more if needed
-sesame seeds for garnish
-chopped green onions for garnish
-a bowl of mixed greens
-1/4 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
-handful of chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
-Preheat oven to 425F
-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
-In a large bowl whisk the cassava flour, water and sea salt until smooth
-Add the cauliflower and toss until well coated with the batter
-One by one, transfer the cauliflower to the baking sheet. Shake off excess batter and leave space between each piece on the baking sheet.
-Bake in oven 20-25 minutes until crisp. Flip halfway through.
-While baking, make sauce by adding the coconut aminos, maple syrup, sesame oil, lime juice, red pepper flakes, tomato paste, garlic, and ginger to a sauce pan.
-Cook on medium high heat, stir and bring to a simmer
-In a separate bowl, add the arrowroot flour and water and whisk
-Add this mixture to the sauce pan and stir often until the sauce thickens and becomes sticky. About 3-5 minutes.
-Add the baked cauliflower and coat with the sauce
-Remove cauliflower from pan, add to your salad, top with garnishes
-Use some of the remaining sauce as a salad dressing and serve :)