The sauce on these kung pao cauliflower bites will change your life. They're spicy, sweet, umami, and have the perfect coating. Serve these as an appetizer with extra sauce on the side for dipping. Or, serve them with rice as a meal — believe us, you'll want to eat these day in and day out.

Kung Pao Cauliflower Bites [Vegan]

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Calories

793

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Ingredients

For the Bites:

  • 1/2 a head of cauliflower
  • Sliced spring onions, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup liquid sweetener, such as agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • A squirt of Sriracha
  • A dash of rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

For the Batter:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup almond milk or water
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
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Preparation

  1. Chop cauliflower into bite-sized pieces
  2. Mix everything together for the batter. Slowly add the liquid so that your batter doesn’t come out too wet. Add a dash of extra flour in case it does.
  3. Mix cauliflower into the batter. Place coated pieces on a baking sheet. Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes or until coating looks dry.
  4. To make the sauce, put everything into a pot and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once it boiled, turn the heat off, but let the pot stay on the hot burner for 15 minutes. The sauce should thicken.
  5. Take the cauliflower out of the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes. Put cooled coated cauliflower in a bowl and mix in kung pao sauce. Bake on a cookie sheet for an additional 10 minutes or so at 450°F. Garnish with spring onion and sesame seeds.
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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 793 | Total Carbs: 141 g | Total Fat: 17 g | Total Protein: 18 g | Total Sodium: 6278 g | Total Sugar: 75 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.