BANG BANG Cauliflower Recipe

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This BANG BANG Cauliflower Recipe is Keto Friendly and low carb. It is ideal appetizer or side dish for people on the Keto Diet.

Cauliflower Bang Bang

I absolutely love the flavor of bang bang sauce and have been eating Bang Bang Shrimp from Bone Fish Grille for years. After doing some research, I found out that the breading on the bang bang shrimp is made with corn starch.

Corn Starch is terrible for the Keto Diet because it is full of carbs. I did not some experimenting to see what breading would work the best and still be low carb.

Jump to the recipe to see how we made these cauliflower bites low carb.

BANG BANG Cauliflower Recipe

We made some yummy cauliflower pieces breaded and dipped in bang bang sauce. These crispy baked cauliflower bites are sweet and spicy and even gluten free.

Bang Bang Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • Almond Flour
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Eggs
  • Cauliflower

Bang Bang Sauce Ingredients

Tools and Supplies

We used the air fryer to make this recipe, but there are alternative methods below in the instructions including in the oven and in the deep fryer. My air fryer is a pressure cooker combo. Learn more about it here in my post about KETO Kitchen Tools and Gadgets.

  • Air Fryer
  • Mixing bowls

We absolutely love our air fryer. Here are some more keto air fryer recipes to try: Keto Spinach Balls in Air Fryer, Air Fryer Green Beans, and Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe.

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer

How Many Carbs in the Cauliflower Bites?

Each one of the cauliflower bang bang bites is about 3 net carbs. They have 5 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fiber netting out 3 carbs.

That is not too bad if you don’t eat the whole head of cauliflower. Since cauliflower and almond flour breading is extremely filling, it would be hard to eat the whole thing.

As with most foods on the Keto diet, you can enjoy these bites in moderation.

Breaded Cauliflower

How to make Low Carb BANG BANG Cauliflower?

Start by mixing the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. You will add the grated parmesan cheese, almond flour, paprika, and salt and pepper.

Bang Bang Breading

Next, add the eggs to another small bowl and whisk them together.

Cut the cauliflower head into small cauliflower florets.

cut cauliflower

Dip the cauliflower florets into the flour mix. Then, dip into the egg.

Cauliflower Dipping

Finally, dip the cauliflower into the flour mixture again.

air fried cauliflower

Dip the rest of the cauliflower in the same way.

air fried cauliflower

Add the dipped cauliflower into the bottom of the air fryer in a single layer. Don’t pile them up and leave a little bit of space between the cauliflower to let the air flow.

air fried cauliflower

BAKING ALTERNATIVE – If you do not have an air fryer, you can also bake the cauliflower in the oven on a baking sheet for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

DEEP FRIED ALTERNATIVE – You can deep fry this plant based cauliflower bang bang.

Making the Bang Bang Sauce

While the cauliflower is cooking in the air fryer, you can make the Bang Bang Sauce.

keto bang bang sauce

In a small mixing bowl, mix the sweet chili sauce, mayo, and sriracha until combined.

keto bang bang sauce

When the cauliflower comes out of the air fryer dip it into the bang bang sauce until coated. Garnish with diced green onions.

Bang Bang Cauliflower
Bang Bang Cauliflower
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Bang Bang Cauliflower

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 135kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 2 cups Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs

Bang Bang Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise Avocado
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha

Instructions

  • Start by mixing the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. You will add the grated parmesan cheese, almond flour, paprika, and salt and pepper.
  • Next, add the eggs to another bowl and whisk them together.
  • Cut the cauliflower head into small cauliflower florets.
  • Dip the cauliflower florets into the flour mix. Then, dip into the egg.
  • Finally, dip the cauliflower into the flour mixture again.
  • Dip the rest of the cauliflower in the same way.
  • Add the dipped cauliflower into the bottom of the air fryer in one layer. Don’t pile them up and leave a little bit of space between the cauliflower to let the air flow.

Making the Bang Bang Sauce

  • While the cauliflower is cooking in the air fryer, you can make the Bang Bang Sauce.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix the sweet chili sauce, mayo, and sriracha until combined.
  • When the cauliflower comes out of the air fryer dip it into the bang bang sauce until coated. Garnish with diced green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1mg

Wine Pairing with Bang Bang Cauliflower

The best wine pairing that I have found for this recipe is this Gallivant Sauvignon Blanc. It is delicious and has low residual sugar only .5 grams per bottle.

The wine pairs extremely well with take out recipes like Chinese Food, Thai Food, and Vietnamese Food. In this case, it pairs well with better than take out recipe. 😉

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