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Low Carb Bang Bang Cauliflower

This low carb Bang Bang Cauliflower is SO good! Serve it as a spicy keto friendly and gluten free appetizer or side dish!

Low Carb Bang Bang Cauliflower - a spicy appetizer or side dish! Keto and gluten free recipe.

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As you probably know, I don't usually do back stories to my recipes. More often than not, I have an idea, and try it out until I like it. Not much of the “my old Grandmother's recipe” going on here…

However! Back in December I was in London for my dear cousin's significant birthday celebrations, and we dined at a fantastic restaurant in Camden – in an igloo! As well as being (sort of) outside in London in December, the food was very good! 

When I tried their Bang Bang Cauliflower I just knew that I had to make my own low carb version. It's taken me a while to get round to it – but I'm SO happy with the results!

For the coating I adapted my “standard” breading recipe that I use in dishes like my low carb chicken tenders. It works SO well with cauliflower!

A traditional Bang Bang sauce involves mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce, honey, and hot sauce. I decided to cut out the chilli sauce but bulk up the sauce with some canned tomato sauce. The mayo and hot sauce are low carb, so no issues there. Then I added a little low carb honey – but you could always use something like my homemade simple syrup to add just a touch of sweetness in with all the heat.

How to Make Low Carb Bang Bang Cauliflower

To “bread” the cauliflower, beat two eggs in one bowl. Then combine almond flour and flaxseed meal in a second bowl. Cut fresh cauliflower into small to medium florets.

Low Carb Bang Bang Cauliflower - a spicy appetizer or side dish! Keto and gluten free recipe.

Dip each floret into the egg, shake any excess off, then coat it in  the almond flour mixture. Place each floret on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat

Low Carb Bang Bang Cauliflower - a spicy appetizer or side dish! Keto and gluten free recipe.

Roast the breaded cauliflower in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the sauce in a large bowl by combining mayonnaise, canned tomato sauce, hot sauce, and sugar free honey. I'd recommend starting with 1-2 tablespoons of hot sauce, testing for heat, and only adding a third if you prefer it hotter.

Remove the cauliflower from the oven and add them to the sauce. Stir to coat them well.

Low Carb Bang Bang Cauliflower - a spicy appetizer or side dish! Keto and gluten free recipe.

Return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender. 

Serve, garnished with a quick twist of salt and black pepper and some fresh cilantro leaves.

Low Carb Bang Bang Cauliflower - a spicy appetizer or side dish! Keto and gluten free recipe.

You could serve this low carb bang bang cauliflower as a delicious appetizer or as a side dish! 

Low Carb Bang Bang Cauliflower - a spicy appetizer or side dish! Keto and gluten free recipe.

Low Carb Bang Bang Cauliflower

Low Carb Bang Bang Cauliflower

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This low carb Bang Bang Cauliflower is SO good! Serve it as a spicy keto friendly and gluten free appetizer or side dish!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ⅔ cup almond flour
  • ⅓ cup flaxseed meal
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup canned tomato sauce
  • 2-3 tbs hot sauce
  • 1 tbs sugar free honey
  • salt, pepper, and cilantro leaves, to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
  2. To "bread" the cauliflower, beat two eggs in one bowl. Then combine almond flour and flaxseed meal in a second bowl. Cut fresh cauliflower into small to medium florets.
  3. Dip each floret into the egg, shake any excess off, then coat it in  the almond flour mixture. Place each floret on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat.
  4. Roast the breaded cauliflower in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make the sauce in a large bowl by combining mayonnaise, canned tomato sauce, hot sauce, and sugar free honey. I'd recommend starting with 1-2 tablespoons of hot sauce, testing for heat, and only adding a third if you prefer it hotter.
  6. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and add them to the sauce. Stir to coat them well.
  7. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender.
  8. Serve, garnished with a quick twist of salt and black pepper and some fresh cilantro leaves.

Notes

6g net carbs per serving (quarter of the whole recipe, approx 4oz)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 344Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 88mgSodium 501mgCarbohydrates 17gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 11gSugar 4gProtein 12g

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