1/2 head each of chopped broccoli and cauliflower or one bag of mixed broccoli/cauliflower
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup flour (I used all purpose flour)
1 cup panko crumbs (I made sure to buy dairy and gluten free kind)
½ cup BBQ sauce (I buy a clean version without high fructose corn syrup)
¼ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
2-3 tbsp garlic powder
1 lemon (squeeze juice from whole lemon)
Chop broccoli and cauliflower up into bite size pieces or a little larger. Take out three small bowls. Place unsweetened milk and apple cider vinegar in first bowl and whisk. Place flour in second bowl and panko crumbs in third bowl.
First, dip veggies into the almond milk mixture. Then dip into flour. Then back into the milk mixture and then into the panko crumbs. So it goes like: milk, flour, milk, panko.
Place on a pan and spray the top with a tiny bit of olive oil spray. If you don’t have this I think it would be fine without it. Cook for about 15-20 minutes. Flip veggies at the halfway mark.
While the veggies are cooking set your stove to med heat and pour in BBQ sauce, coconut sugar or brown sugar, garlic powder, and juice from lemon into a sauce pan. Whisk until the sugar dissolves. You do not want the mixture to boil. Once coconut sugar is dissolved then set aside.
Place cooked veggies into a bowl and pour sauce on top and toss until all are coated. Serve in soft tortillas with slaw (we used slaw from Trader Joes), Trader Joes Green Goddess dressing, avocado, and whatever other toppings you like.
We ate these yummy tacos with tortilla chips and a cashew dairy free queso that I found at Whole Foods. Y’all this was so yummy and after we ate dinner my husband and I talked about how good the veggies were and decided we would make them over fried rice next time as a stir fry dish. The sauce is the bomb!!
PS: My kids are not big fans of food with sauces other than dipping into ketchup but that doesn’t really count. So, for this dish I set aside a couple pieces of the cooked veggies without the sauce. I gave them both types on their plate. They are typically good about at least trying something if it is presented in a way that is comfortable to them. So if you have a lil one that is the same way it may be a good idea to introduce new foods like this in a preferred way (in this case, dry and not with wet ingredients) and then you can slowly add small amounts of sauce to it over time or as a dipping sauce to begin with.