Tahini cauliflower wings & mango-chili coleslaw


You think cauliflower wings are totally passé? Think again! Everything is better dipped in spiced up tahini. Serve the wings in a soft taco with this sweet & spicy coleslaw, creamy avocado and fresh cucumber.

I've noticed that inviting yourself over to someone's is completely fine, when you tell them you'll cook. So a couple of days ago me & my boyfriend loaded our bags with some cauliflower and summer cabbage, and headed to my sister's place. My sister also has a blog, and she kindly took all the photos for this post, thanks again!

Note: We were in no hurry (okay we had wine to keep away the hangry), so we started by making the coleslaw to let the flavors sink in. If you're on a tighter schedule, start by making the wings and prepare the coleslaw while the wings are in the oven.

Mango-chili coleslaw

(serves 4)

     •    1/2 of summer cabbage or white cabbage
    •    1 carrot
    •    1dl mango puree
    •    juice of 1 large lemon
    •    2,5 tbsp white wine vinegar
    •    1 tbsp dijon mustard
    •    1-2 fresh chiles
    •    a pinch of salt & black pepper

In a large bowl, mix together the seasoning:  mango puree, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper.  Cut the cabbage into thin slices, then chop the slices into even smaller bits (easier to eat in a taco). Peel and grate the carrot. Remove the seeds and cut the chiles. Add everything into the seasoning and mix well.

Tahini cauliflower wings

(to fill 8 soft tacos; for 4 people)

    •    700g cauliflower
    •    1,5dl light tahini
    •    2 tbsp oil
    •    1tsp soy sauce
    •    1 clove of garlic, crushed
    •    1tsp spice powder of your choice*
    •    1tsp black pepper
    •    (chili sauce, to taste)

*This time I used mango curry powder, but I also like to use smoked paprika powder. Try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper for an extra kick!

Serve with...

    •    8pcs. small corn or wheat tortillas
    •    mango-chili coleslaw
    •    2 avocados, sliced
    •    1/2 cucumber, cubed
    •    fresh cilantro

Combine the tahini and the spices in a bowl and mix well. Cut or shred the cauliflower into bite-size "wings", try to make them as equal in size as possible.

Dip the cauliflower wings in the tahini sauce and place on an oven tray. Bake in 200°C for about 20 minutes.

Warm up your tortillas, prepare the other fillings...

... and...


Bonus foodporn:

My sister made dessert!! No, sadly I don't have the recipe. Yes, I had more dessert.