Dips & Sauces, Sides, Starters, Vegetarian

Cauliflower Bites & Sweet Potatoes with Ranch Slaw

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 50 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Cauliflower Bites & Sweet Potatoes with Ranch Slaw

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk, Eggs



  • 400g cauliflower
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 300ml milk
  • 100g panko breadcrumbs
  • 30ml sunflower oil
  • 90ml buffalo sauce 

For the Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 x 175g sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes

For the ranch slaw

  • 120g mayonnaise
  • 60g ranch dressing
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 200g finely sliced red or white cabbage
  • 1 red skinned apple, cored and finely sliced
  • 1 stick celery, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped

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  • Step 1

    Cut the cauliflower into 2.5cm florets’. 

  • Step 2

    Put flour, onion, garlic, cumin, paprika into a bowl, and season to taste. Gradually whisk in milk until a smooth batter is formed.  

  • Step 3

    Put panko breadcrumbs into another bowl. 

  • Step 4

    Dip cauliflower florets into batter to coat and then toss in breadcrumbs until well coated. 

  • Step 5

    Prick sweet potatoes with a fork or a point of a knife over several times. Rub olive oil into potato skin and sprinkle sea salt over. 

  • Step 6

    Install crisper plate in both drawers. Add cauliflower bites to zone 1 drawer and sweet potatoes to zone 2 drawer and insert into unit. Select zone 1, select AIR FRY, set temperature to 180°C and set time to 25 minutes. Select zone 2 and select AIR FRY, set temperature to 200°C and set time to 30 minutes. Select SYNC. Select START/STOP to begin. 

  • Step 7

    Meanwhile mix the oil and buffalo sauce together. When zone 1 reaches 15 minutes, remove drawer and baste cauliflower in buffalo sauce mix. Turn sweet potatoes at the same time. Reinsert drawers to resume cooking. 

  • Step 8

    In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, ranch dressing, vinegar, poppy seeds, and seasoning. Add cabbage, apple, celery and herbs to the bowl and toss with dressing until evenly coated. 

  • Step 9

    Serve cauliflower bites with sweet potato and coleslaw.