Spicy Cauliflower Bites with Peanut Dipping Sauce

November 21, 2019

Spicy Cauliflower Bites with Peanut Dipping Sauce

You’ll be surprised how quickly two heads of cauliflower get devoured when roasted in hot sauce and paired with creamy peanut butter dipping sauce. This is an easy-peasy recipe and is a healthy snack for football nights and dinner parties. 

What you’ll need:


  • Cutting board and knife
  • One each small, medium, and large mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Baking sheet


  • 2 medium head of cauliflower
  • ½ cup flour, whole wheat or all-purpose 
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ⅔ cup sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro to top

Dipping Sauce:

  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp agave or maple syrup

1. Preheat the oven to 450 and lightly grease a baking sheet

2. Cut away the cauliflower stalk and leaves and break the head into bite-sized florets. Place in a large mixing bowl.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and water until it has no lumps. Add the oil, sriracha, garlic, paprika, lemon juice, rice vinegar, and tamari and whisk again until combined. 

4. Pour the batter over the cauliflower and mix until thoroughly coated.

5. Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, tossing halfway through. 

6. While the cauliflower is roasting, make the peanut sauce by whisking together the warm water and peanut butter until creamy, then add the remaining ingredients except for cilantro and combine well. 

7. Transfer the cauliflower to a serving bowl and serve hot, topped with chopped cilantro and peanut dipping sauce on the side.

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