Kung Pao Cauliflower Noodle Bowl

Kung Pao Cauliflower Noodle Bowl

This kung pao cauliflower noodle bowl is an easy weeknight dinner option. Easily customize and add vegetables on hand to create your own bowl.

We are starting the new year off healthier! Plus, if there’s one thing I’ve learned as I enter this new year it’s to work smarter and not necessarily harder all the time. That said some days you just need an easy meal option like this kung pao cauliflower noodle bowl. But here’s the great thing about this recipe, it also has some anti inflammatory properties too! I’ll go over all of that below. For now… Let’s Partii!

Gather Ingredients

This recipe calls for many ingredients you already have in your pantry or fridge. Which is the great thing about this kung pao cauliflower noodle bowl. If you’re like me and one of your goals this year is to get healthier, then going the anti inflammatory route is the key. Did you know inflammation is one of the leading causes of disease? And the American diet is laced with inflammatory foods like red meat, dairy, alcohol, refined grain and more! So eating a healthy vegan diet is definitely a great step in the right direction to better health.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this noodle bowl:

Breaded Cauliflower
1head cauliflower
6Tablespoons aquafaba
¾ cup almond flour
1teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2teaspoon Salt
1/2teaspoon Pepper
Kung Pao Noodle Broth
1tsp neutral oil
1Tbsp miso paste
1/3cup water
⅛ teaspoon tamari
½ teaspoon rice vinegar
½ tablespoon sriracha
8oz brown rice noodles
Noodle Bowl
sliced zucchini
sliced carrots
spinach
torn cilantro
lime
tofu (optional)

Make the Air Fried Cauliflower

To make the cauliflower first preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees or oven to 420.
Core the cauliflower and cut into larger florets. Add the aquafaba to a small bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.

Dip the cauliflower into the aquafaba, and then coat in the almond flour mixture.
Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet until ready to cook.Continue with the remaining cauliflower.

Spray the bottom of your air fryer or a parchment lined baking sheet with oil.
Add the cauliflower in a single layer. Spray the top. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes in the air fryer or 20 to 22 minutes in the oven, until golden brown, flipping half way through.

Make the Kung Pao Noodle Broth

Add 1 tsp neutral oil to medium saucepan. Allow to heat through over medium heat.
Then add miso paste, 1/3 cup water, soy sauce, sriracha and rice vinegar to saucepan. Whisk together and allow this to cook over medium heat until thoroughly combined and bubbling, about 5 minutes.

Next add the brown rice noodles and allow to simmer until al dente. Timing will differ depending on noodle brand so check package instructions closely but this should typically take only 4 – 5 minutes.

Remove noodles from saucepan once finished cooking and add to bowl. Then add remaining noodle bowl ingredients: air fried cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, spinach, cilantro and a squeeze if lime. Enjoy!

Kung Pao Cauliflower Noodle Bowl

Kung Pao Cauliflower Noodle Bowl

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Recipe by Sagen Jackson Course: LunchCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • Breaded Cauliflower
  • 1 head 1 cauliflower

  • 6 Tablespoons 6 aquafaba

  • ¾ cup almond flour

  • 1 teaspoon 1 garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 Salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 Pepper

  • Kung Pao Noodle Broth
  • 1 tsp 1 neutral oil

  • 1 Tbsp 1 miso paste

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 water

  • ⅛ teaspoon tamari

  • ½ teaspoon rice vinegar

  • ½ tablespoon sriracha

  • 8 oz 8 brown rice noodles

  • Noodle Bowl
  • sliced zucchini

  • sliced carrots

  • spinach

  • torn cilantro

  • lime

  • tofu (optional)

Preparation

  • Make the Breaded Cauliflower
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees or oven to 420.
  • Core the cauliflower and cut into larger florets.
  • Add the aquafaba to a small bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Dip the cauliflower into the aquafaba, and then coat in the almond flour mixture.
  • Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet until ready to cook.
  • Continue with the remaining cauliflower.
  • Spray the bottom of your air fryer or a parchment lined baking sheet with oil.
  • Add the cauliflower in a single layer. Spray the top.
  • Cook for 10 to 12 minutes in the air fryer or 20 to 22 minutes in the oven, until golden brown, flipping half way through.
  • Kung Pao Noodle Bowl
  • Add 1 tsp neutral oil to medium saucepan. Allow to heat through over medium heat.
  • Then add miso paste, 1/3 cup water, soy sauce, sriracha and rice vinegar to saucepan. Whisk together and allow this to cook over medium heat until thoroughly combined and bubbling, about 5 minutes.
  • Next add the brown rice noodles and allow to simmer until al dente. Timing will differ depending on noodle brand so check package instructions closely but this should typically take only 4 – 5 minutes.
  • Remove noodles from saucepan once finished cooking and add to bowl. Then add remaining noodle bowl ingredients: air fried cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, spinach, cilantro and a squeeze if lime.
  • Enjoy!

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Is sriracha anti inflammatory?

No. However, chili peppers have been known to have anti inflammatory properties and may help reduce the symptoms of inflammatory diseases. Sriracha is high in sugar and sodium and should be used sparingly. Note in this recipe I use no more than a tablespoon.

Sagen Jackson

Sagen knows first hand the harmful negative impacts bad habits can have on your health. For the past fifteen years, she has worked in the health industry developing programs for underserved women, partnering with doctors to create unique primary care services and serving with her local breastfeeding coalition and food bank. She loves helping women like you set health goals and crush them! Because she knows if she can overcome a drinking addiction and unhealthy eating habits so can you! It won’t always be easy but feeling and looking your best is always worth it! Download the HealthiHER app and get started on your journey to a HealthiHER you! You Glow Girl!

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