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Spicy Sesame Cauliflower

This spicy sesame cauliflower is a tasty vegetarian alternative that delivers a spicy kick with a deliciously crispy texture that will leave you craving for more.

88% would make again
Spicy Sesame Cauliflower


for 2 servings

  • ½ cup flour (60 g)
  • ½ cup milk (120 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ head cauliflower
  • oil, for frying
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • ½ cup soy sauce (120 mL)
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar (60 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • sesame seed, garnish to taste
  • scallion, chopped, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch slurry, mix 1/2 tbsp cornstarch and 1/2 tbsp water

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 466
  • Fat 22g
  • Carbs 58g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 22g
  • Protein 11g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Whisk together flour, milk, baking powder and garlic powder.
  2. Add the chopped cauliflower and toss to coat. Make sure there’s a thin layer of batter over the cauliflower.
  3. Deep fry cauliflower until golden brown, remove and drain excess oil.
  4. Make the spicy sesame sauce by combining the sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and sriracha.
  5. Bring the sauce to a boil then add the cornstarch slurry. Mix in and let the sauce thicken.
  6. Add the fried cauliflower and toss to coat in sauce.
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped scallions. Serve with rice.
  8. Nutrition Calories: 5211 Fat: 519 grams Carbs: 135 grams Fiber: 11 grams Sugars: 50 grams Protein: 29 grams
  9. Enjoy!
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Spicy Sesame Cauliflower