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Spicy Grilled Cauliflower with Adobo Dipping Sauce {Recipe}

It’s never too soon to start thinking about summer grilling recipes.

Summer is almost here, but it’s never too early to fire up a grill. Because of this, we’ve created easy, crowd-pleasing kabobs seasoned with a Cajun-inspired blend of spices. Homemade adobo dipping sauce provides a little extra kick for those who like to turn up the heat!

Serves 4

What You Need:

For the dipping sauce:
1 cup vegan mayonnaise
4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon adobo sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice

For the spice blend:
¾ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon turbinado sugar
½ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

For the cauliflower:
5 cups cauliflower, cut into large florets
2 tablespoons olive oil

What You Do:

1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.

2. For the adobo sauce, in a food processor or blender, add vegan mayonnaise, 4 whole chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and lime juice. Blend until sauce reaches a smooth consistency. Set aside.

3. For the spice blend, in a small bowl, stir together paprika, garlic powder, salt, sugar, thyme, oregano, cayenne, onion powder, and ground black pepper.

4. In a large mixing bowl, place cauliflower florets. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Add spice blend and toss again to coat evenly.

5. Thread cauliflower onto 4 skewers and place on grill. Close lid and cook, approximately 8 minutes on each side, until cauliflower is crisp-tender. Remove from heat, brush with additional adobo sauce, and serve warm or room temperature.

Photo courtesy of Holly V. Gray

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