Air Fryer Sesame Cauliflower Bites: A Crunchy Veggie Delicia

  • By: Heberney Florez
  • Date: December 30, 2023
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Let me take you on a little journey, one that involves crispy, gluten-free goodness and a surprising twist. It all started when I was in the mood for something crunchy but didn’t want to compromise on health. That’s when I stumbled upon this fantastic Anti-inflammatory Air Fryer recipe: Sesame Cauliflower Bites.

These little bites of joy are not your average cauliflower. They’re crispy, they’re flavorful, and they might just win over even the staunchest cauliflower skeptics.


For the Sesame Cauliflower Bites:

  • 1 medium cauliflower head, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (go dairy-free if you prefer)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

For Dipping (Optional):

  • Your favorite dipping sauce (barbecue, ranch, or a zesty yogurt-based dip)


1. Prepare the Cauliflower:

  • Start by chopping your cauliflower into bite-sized florets. Give them a quick rinse and pat them dry.

2. Make the Breadcrumb Mix:

  • In a bowl, mix up the gluten-free breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. You’ll end up with a flavorful coating.

3. Coat the Cauliflower:

  • Dip each cauliflower floret into the beaten eggs and then roll it in the breadcrumb mixture. Make sure that coating sticks nicely to the cauliflower.

4. Preheat the Air Fryer:

  • Fire up your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) and let it warm up for a few minutes.

5. Air Fry the Sesame Cauliflower Bites:

  • Lay your coated cauliflower florets in the preheated air fryer basket. Be kind to them – don’t overcrowd. If needed, cook in batches.
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6. Air Fry to Crispy Goodness:

  • Let the cauliflower bites work their magic in the air fryer for about 15-20 minutes. Remember to flip them over halfway through. When they’re golden brown and irresistibly crispy, you know they’re ready.

7. Serve ‘Em Up and Dip Away:

  • Now, the best part – serve your Sesame Cauliflower Bites piping hot and pair them with your favorite dipping sauce. Whether you’re team barbecue, ranch, or something zesty, these bites are ready to dive in!

Notes and Tips:

  • Feeling a bit adventurous? Customize the seasoning to your liking. Spice lovers, add a pinch of cayenne. Craving smokiness? A dash of paprika will do the trick.
  • Vegans, we’ve got you covered! Swap out the Parmesan cheese for a dairy-free alternative and use a plant-based egg replacement for that egg wash.
  • These bites aren’t just for snacking; they make an awesome side dish too. Pair them with a hearty sandwich or a simple salad for a complete meal.

So, there you have it – a friendly tale of discovering the world of crispy, gluten-free goodness through Air Fryer Sesame Cauliflower Bites. Dive in, savor the crunch, and who knows, you might just become a cauliflower convert!

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