Whether you’re having vegetarian friends over to watch the game or you just enjoy recipe mash-ups starring your favorite flavors, these spicy air-fried cauliflower bites check all the boxes. It just takes a smidgen of blue cheese to add a lot of flavor to the quick stir-together sauce.
If you’re not a fan of pungent blue cheese, try milder gorgonzola, or even feta. To make this no-fuss recipe even easier, pick up a package of pre-cut cauliflower florets.
3 tablespoons no-salt-added ketchup
2 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Franks RedHot)
1 large egg white
3/4 cup panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)
1/2 (3-lb.) head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into 1-inch florets (about 4 cups florets)
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 ounce crumbled blue cheese (about 1 Tbsp.)
1 small garlic clove, grated
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Added sugars 1g
Calcium 5% DV
Potassium 4% DV
How to Make It
Whisk together ketchup, hot sauce, and egg white in a small bowl until smooth. Place panko in a large bowl. Toss together cauliflower florets and ketchup mixture in a second large bowl until coated. Working in batches, toss cauliflower in panko to coat. Coat cauliflower well with cooking spray.
Place half of the cauliflower in air fryer basket, and cook at 320°F until golden brown and crispy, about 20 minutes. Repeat with remaining cauliflower.
While cauliflower cooks, stir together sour cream, blue cheese, garlic, vinegar, and pepper in small bowl. Serve cauliflower with blue cheese sauce.