These green cauliflower wings are deliciously crispy and the spicy orange glaze is the perfect addition to the wings. Both the wings and the sauce are great to freeze and then reheat so you can make them a few days before a party and reheat them when you are ready.

Green Cauliflower Wings With Spicy Orange Glaze [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

For the Glaze:

  • 1 3/4 cups orange juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • A pinch of salt

 For the Cauliflower:

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 cups greens
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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Preparation

For the Glaze:

  1. Cut your oranges in half and squeeze them.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, add in your orange juice.
  3. Bring it to a boil.
  4. Add in your red pepper flakes and in a small bowl combine the arrowroot and cold water, mixing until dissolved. Add that into the boiling orange juice and whisk it until it's evenly combined.
  5. Turn the heat off and let your mixture sit.
  6. Whisk the mixture every couple of minutes to check the consistency. It should thicken up in just a couple minutes.
  7. Let it cool and add in any extra seasonings you’d like.
  8. Pour into an airtight container and let cool to room temperature before you store it in the refrigerator.

For the Cauliflower:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F.
  2. Cut your cauliflower into florets. Make sure all the pieces are a similar in size.
  3. Wash and dry your cauliflower bites thoroughly.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, combine all your dry ingredients. Whisking to evenly combine.
  5. In a blender, add in your water, greens, spring onion, and apple cider vinegar.
  6. Blend it on high until it's completely smooth. This should take about 30 seconds.
  7. Whisk together the wet and dry ingredients until it's smooth.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and begin to coat your florets in the batter.
  9. Using a slotted spoon, add a few florets into the batter, and stir to coat. Remove them from the batter and tap off any excess batter.
  10. Place on your baking sheet and repeat until all florets are coated.
  11. Bake in the oven for 16 minutes, flip and bake for another 16-18 minutes, until darker green and crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.
  12. Remove from the oven and eat plain or toss in sauce.
  13. If you add a sauce, coat evenly and lay florets back out onto your baking sheet. Bake for another 6-8 minutes at 425°F.
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