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EASY VEGAN BANG BANG BROCCOLI

Okay, I’m calling it. This is probably my favourite easy vegan recipe I’ve made thus far.

Admittedly, I hadn’t even heard of ‘bang bang” anything before.

It wasn’t until I was scrolling through my Instagram at midnight drooling over food accounts that I came across Plant Based Jane’s version of “bang bang” tofu.

I got investigating…

What even is “bang bang?”

I found out that it’s actually a food traditionally served in Chinese street vendors, traditionally in the form of chicken.

The “bang bang” originates from the spicy sauce drizzled over the top.

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I wanted to recreate something along the line of Jane’s tofu version, however have recently formed a somewhat concerning obsession with broccoli.

Alas, “bang bang” broccoli was born.

Now, I do admit that I found it difficult to actually create the sauce. Once I sat down and thought about it, I was able to create an easy vegan recipe.

It would have been easier to purchase vegan mayonnaise from the shops. However, I like a challenge and also refuse to succumb to the ridiculous price mark ups.

For a beginner + easy vegan mayonnaise recipe, I made mamma proud.

No but really, my whole omni family was actually confused that I had created such a delicious concoction.

As a #budgetenthusiast, I thought I would try and reuse any ingredients I could. I also am a huge advocate of utilising budget kitchen staples.

Overall, for the vegan mayonnaise and the “bang bang” broccoli ingredients, I paid around the $10 mark.

My biggest expense was the panko breadcrumbs, which my local grocer insists on charging $5 for. If this is a kitchen staple for you, then you’ll cut costs in half.

EASY VEGAN BANG BANG BROCCOLI WITH SRIRACHA MAYONNAISE 

Easy vegan bang bang broccoli recipe

INGREDIENTS:

BATTER:

1 cup almond milk

1 tsp rice wine vinegar

¾ cup plain flour

1 tsp salt

2 tsp sriracha (hot sauce)

2 cups panko breadcrumbs

SRIRACHA MAYONNAISE:

1 cup olive oil

1 tbsp sriracha (hot sauce) 

½ tsp maple syrup

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

3/4 cup soy milk

1 tsp salt

½ tsp mustard 

ESSENTIALS:

1 head broccoli

Oil for frying 

METHOD:

  1. Make vegan mayonnaise first. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk on low for a minute, or until thick. Set aside.
  2. Place panko breadcrumbs in seperate bowl.
  3. Combine plain flour and salt in a seperate bowl. Then combine sriracha, milk and vinegar in another bowl.
  4. Mix dry with wet ingredients and whisk until thickened (like cake batter).
  5. Remove stems from broccoli and heat fry pan with oil (2cm or more depth).
  6. Coat broccoli florets in batter and then generously in panko breadcrumbs.
  7. Fry until crispy.
  8. Drizzle vegan mayonnaise over the top and serve hot.
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