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  • Writer's pictureMeagan Currell

crispy cauliflower grain bowl with ginger tamari sauce

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

The key to a delicious grain bowl is the sauce - and this one takes the cake! It's a copycat of my favorite ginger tamari dressing from Life Alive cafe in Boston.

The cauliflower is air fried after a thin coating of batter and spices and perfectly crispy - you could add these to any meal for a spicy kick. The pickled red onions are quickly becoming a staple for me, and I love the color these add to the bowl along with the pomegranate seeds.

Hope you enjoy! xo

ingredients for air fried caulfilower

1/4 head cauliflower (or ~1 cup florets)

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any non-dairy milk or water)

1/4 cup AP flour

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 tbsp hot sauce

1 tbsp melted butter

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp water

ingredients for grain bowl

1 heaping cup of mixed greens

1/2 cup cooked rice

1/4 cup pickled red onions

2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

2 tbsp slivered almonds

1 tbsp fresh parsley

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

ingredients for ginger tamari dressing

1/2 tsp shredded fresh ginger

2 small minced garlic cloves

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp tahini

1 tbsp tamari

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp water

recipe (makes 2 servings)

  1. start by thinly slicing the red onion (option to use a madoline for this!) and add to a large jar or bowl with 1/2 cup white wine vinegar, 1/2 cup water, salt and sugar

  2. make sure the onion slices are fully submerged and set aside to marinade

  3. boil water and cook your rice according to package instructions

  4. in a medium mixing bowl, add almond milk, AP flour, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, hot sauce, and melted butter

  5. whisk ingredients together and add the cauliflower florets, toss to coat evenly in the batter

  6. place florets into the air fryer basket (leave a little room between each cauliflower and try not stack them on top of each other)

  7. air fry at 350F for 15-20 mins until crispy

  8. in a small bowl mix together olive oil, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, sea salt, and water to make the cauliflower sauce

  9. drizzle the sauce over the cauliflower and toss to coat

  10. plate the bowl starting first with mixed greens, then add the crispy cauliflower, rice, pomegranate seeds, slivered almonds, and a few scoops of pickled red onions

  11. make the ginger tamari sauce by whisking together fresh ginger, minced garlic, lemon juice, tahini, tamari, olive oil and water

  12. drizzle the tamari ginger dressing over the grain bowl, top with fresh parsley, and enjoy!

prep/cook time: 45 mins

nutrition per serving: 542 calories, 12g protein, 47g carbohydrate, 31g fat, 7g fiber, 1500 mg sodium.


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