You’ll never look at cauliflower the same again


  • 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower cut into small, bite-size chunks
  • ½ cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic (Sambal Oelek-style) sauce
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil


  • Steamer basket with pot and lid

Sweet and Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Bites


  • Place a steamer basket with 2 inches of water in the bottom over medium heat
  • Clean and trim your cauliflower into small bite-sized chunks and place into the steamer basket
  • Cook the cauliflower for 4-5 minutes or until fork tender. Watch carefully or it might fall apart! When done, take out of the steamer basket and set aside off heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine BBQ sauce, honey, chili garlic sauce.
  • Add the sauce to the cauliflower and coat evenly.
  • Place olive oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat, wait 1-2 minutes until the oil is warm. Add cauliflower mixture.
  • Pan fry this “low and slow” for several minutes on each side, caramelizing the sugars, and creating a beautiful crust on the cauliflower!

Sweet and Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Bites

About the author

Amber Franklin

Born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, I’m a formally trained professional Chef, currently fully occupied as a mom to my two young children, balancing my love for food with the challenges of motherhood. My passion for cooking started with making traditional Mexican dishes aside my great-grandmother. While we did not share a common spoken language, we shared the love language of cooking. Trained in savory cooking techniques, I spent most of my professional career as a cake decorator and chocolatier. Currently, I continue my passion for cooking from my home into the world through social media.

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