The BEST Air "Fried" Cauliflower

If you follow me on Facebook, you would probably have seen the poll we took last week about appliances.

I asked "What is one kitchen item you were hesitant to buy and now can't live without? The answers came back overwhelmingly with ONE answer:

The Air Fryer

I have to say that I am in the same boat. I had NO idea just how much I would use this handy little appliance for everything from reheating to baking.  I too, love it!

There is one other use it's perfect for as well: air frying.

Basically a tiny high powered convection oven, the high heat and airflow allow for things to get super crispy and flavorful in a very short period of time.  Which allows us to make one of our favorites: Crispy Fried Cauliflower Bites

I LOVE this side dish so much that this week I went to town coming up with recipes and flavor combinations to make this poor little vegetable SING.

Both Jacqueline and I had a really tough time deciding which combination we liked best!

We tried:

  1. Classically Roasted Cauliflower with Stacey Hawkins Roasted Garlic Oil & Rockin' Ranch Seasoning.  Ingr: ( 4 tsp Roasted Garlic Oil & 1 tsp Rockin Ranch Seasoning) Counts: 1/2 C cauli = 1 green, 1 healthy fat & 2 condiments
  2. Roasted and Glazed with Stacey Hawkins Balsamic & Dijon  Ingr: (4 tsp Stacey Hawkins Luscious Lemon Oil, 1 T Stacey Hawkins Balsamic Mosto Cotto and 1/2 tsp dijon mustard, whisked)  Counts: 1/2 C cauli = 1 green, 1 healthy fat & 2 condiments
  3. Roasted with Stacey Hawkins Valencia Orange Oil and Toasted Sesame Ginger Seasoning  Ingr: ( 4 tsp Valencia Orange Oil & 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Ginger Seasoning) Counts: 1/2 C cauli = 1 green, 1 healthy fat & 2 condiments

    Thee truth is, following a basic recipe of 4 teaspoons oil and 1 teaspoon of seasoning per 2 C of cauliflower florets, the possibilities are ENDLESS! 😊

    Try all different combinations, mix and match and head back to our Facebook page or Instagram page and let us know what YOU come up with!  Have fun and play with your food, and your air fryer.  Creativity can be delicious!

    Happy Cooking-



    The BEST Air "Fried" Cauliflower

    • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
    • Cook Time:   9 Minutes
    • Total Time: 19 Minutes

    Servings: ~4 Serving



    1. Add the cauliflower to a large bowl.

    2. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with seasoning or glaze of your choice. Do NOT wash the bowl, simply set it aside.

    3. Add to your air fryer basket in one layer. Careful not to overcrowd the basket- the air needs to circulate around each piece to crisp.

    4. Cook on 400 for 4 minutes. Open the air fryer and toss the cauliflower. Cook for an additional 4 minutes.

    5. Pour the cauliflower back into the bowl with the residual oil and seasoning. Sprinkle with a pinch of Dash of Desperation (or salt and pepper) and toss to coat.

    6. Serve hot.

    7. Enjoy!

      Serving Size 1/2 C cauliflower and is 0 Lean, 1 Green, 1 Healthy Fat and 2 Condiment options.  Nutritional information below uses 4 tsp oil and 2 tsp Rockin' Ranch Seasoning. Other oils and seasonings will be similar.

    Nutrition Facts

    Optavia Counts Per Serving

    0 - Lean

    0 - Leaner

    0 - Leanest

    1 - Green

    2 - Condiments

    1 - Healthy Fat

    Weight Watchers Points
    Per Serving

    Calculate using Nutrition Info Weight Watchers Points

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    Nutritional Data Information:

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