Tangy Orange-Glazed Cauliflower ‘Wings’ from Frozen 

Unless it’s drenched in breading and fried in oil, it’s difficult to get cauliflower “wings” to taste like their splurgy chicken counterpart. However, the right steps can help you transform a frozen bag of cauliflower into a delicious side dish or appetizer. This recipe features a tangy orange glaze that’s lower in sugar than most. Enjoy this recipe topped with green onions and sesame seeds — no dipping sauce needed. 

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For the Cauliflower: 

  • 2 12-ounce bags cauliflower, defrosted 
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger 
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder 
  • 2 tsp. onion powder 
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Garnish – 2 tsp. sesame seeds and 2 green onion spears, chopped 

For the Sauce: 

  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice (from ~ ½ orange) 
  • 2 Tbsp. honey 
  • 3 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce 
  • ½ tsp. fresh ground pepper 
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 

cauliflower wings

Tangy Orange-Glazed Cauliflower ‘Wings’ from Frozen 

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. 

2. Place defrosted cauliflower on a towel and dust with salt to reduce moisture, about 20 minutes. Then wrap the cauliflower in the towel to pat dry.  

3. In a bowl, combine all cauliflower ingredients except for the cornstarch. Place florets on a lined baking sheet, leaving room in between. Gently dust the florets with cornstarch. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping each floret halfway. 

4. Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl until the mixture is smooth. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add mixture. Stir until the mixture thickens. Add cauliflower florets to the pan and toss until all florets are covered in sauce. 

5. Place florets in a serving bowl and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. 

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