Air Fryer Sesame Cauliflower


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Air Fryer Sesame Cauliflower Recipe

A delightful twist to your regular meals, Air Fryer Sesame Cauliflower blends the wholesomeness of cauliflower with the zesty and sweet flavors of Asian cuisine, all made effortlessly in your air fryer.

For a perfect pairing with this dish, try our Easy Egg Fried Rice recipe.

Air Fryer Sesame Cauliflower Ingredients

  • 1 Head Cauliflower: Cut into bite-sized florets for easy cooking and eating.
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour: Can be replaced with gluten-free flour for those with dietary restrictions.
  • **1 Cup

Whole Milk:** You may substitute with any milk of your choice, catering to various dietary needs.

  • Spices: A blend of ½ teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and garlic powder for a flavorful batter.
  • Sesame Oil and Soy Sauce: 1 tablespoon and 4 tablespoons respectively, forming the base of your sticky Asian sauce.
  • Additional Sauce Ingredients: 4 tablespoons of rice vinegar, ½ cup of maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, and ½ cup of vegetable stock or water, combining to create a rich, sticky glaze.
Air Fryer Sesame Cauliflower


  1. Prepare the Batter: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, milk, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Coat the Cauliflower: Dip each floret into the batter, ensuring an even coating.
  3. Air Fry: Cook in the Air Fryer at 400°F (200°C) for 15 minutes until golden and crispy.
  4. Make the Sauce: In a pan, heat sesame oil, then add soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, cornstarch, and vegetable stock. Bring to a slow boil on low heat, stirring often, until the sauce thickens.
  5. Combine: Once the cauliflower is cooked, toss it in the sticky sesame sauce, ensuring each piece is well coated.


  • Air Fryer Settings: Check your specific air fryer model for time and temperature adjustments.
  • Serving Suggestions: Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped spring onions for an added crunch and freshness.


  • Per Serving: 196 calories, 32g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 5g fat, 1305mg sodium, 494mg potassium, 4g fiber.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron.


  • Can I make this recipe gluten-free? Yes, simply use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour.
  • Is this recipe suitable for vegans? To make it vegan, use plant-based milk and ensure your maple syrup is vegan-friendly.
  • Can I store leftovers? Yes, but the dish is best enjoyed fresh. Store in an airtight container and reheat in the air fryer for best results.

This Air Fryer Sesame Cauliflower recipe is a perfect example of how simple ingredients can be transformed into a dish that’s not only tasty but also healthier and easy to make.

Enjoy this delightful meal that’s sure to become a new favorite in your recipe collection!

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Air Fryer Sesame Cauliflower Recipe

Air Fryer Sesame Cauliflower

Experience the delightful blend of healthy cauliflower and savory Asian flavors with this Air Fryer Sesame Cauliflower recipe. A perfect dish for health-conscious food enthusiasts looking for a quick yet flavorful meal option.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 Head Cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour (or Gluten-Free Flour)
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk (or milk alternative)
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 4 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • ½ Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Stock (or Water)


  1. In a bowl, whisk flour, milk, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to make the batter.
  2. Dip cauliflower florets into the batter and coat evenly.
  3. Cook in an air fryer at 400°F for 15 minutes.
  4. For the sauce, heat sesame oil, add soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, cornstarch, and vegetable stock. Simmer until thickened.
  5. Toss the air-fried cauliflower in the sauce.
  6. Serve with garnish of sesame seeds and spring onions.


  • Adjust air fryer settings based on its wattage.
  • Can be made gluten-free with appropriate flour substitution.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Air Frying
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 196 kcal
  • Sodium: 1305 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 8 g

Keywords: Air Fryer, Cauliflower, Sesame, Asian Cuisine, Healthy Recipe