Who says you can’t have sophisticated food in college? These cashew-crusted cauliflower bites make for a deliciously healthy side to any party or girls night-in. Like a little spice? Just add a little sriracha or your favorite hot sauce to the tarmari-maple syrup mixture.
Cashew-Crusted Tamari and Maple Syrup Roasted Cauliflower
1 head of cauliflower, cut into equal-sized florets
3 parts maple syrup
2 parts tamari
1 part veggie broth or water
1 cup cashews
2 Tbs nutritional yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt (may add more for your taste)
- Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (you can also place the cauliflower directly on lightly greased the baking sheet).
- Place the cauliflower florets into a bowl.
- Pour tamari-maple syrup mixture over cauliflower florets and make sure they are all coated. Add a drizzle of oil if you’d like.
- Place cashew mixture in food processor and pulse until finely blended. Add to separate bowl.
- Add cauliflower, a few florets at a time, to the cashew mixture bowl, gently coating the outside.
- Place cauliflower on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Turn cauliflower over and then bake another 10 minutes.
Recipe Development and Photo Credit: Heather Borders, a senior at the University of North Florida, will complete her dietetics degree in may. She plans to become a Registered Dietitian and build the company she founded, Kailo Nutrition, into a cooking school that focuses on teaching the community how to prepare delicious plant-based meals.