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Street style Cauliflower (Air Fry+Mexican-inspired)

Fast, easy, and addictive- this low carb street style cauliflower air fries in under 20 minutes. Crispy, crunchy, and latin spice together in a sumptuous nugget of golden pleasure.  A recipe so easy and delicious, you’ll add it to your regular weekly menu!

street style cauliflower corn with lime chili and cojita cheeses on top
cream+chili+lime+cojita cheeses top off this addictive recipe!

This recipe is inspired by my favorite Mexican-style street corn recipe, made in the air fryer. These days, I use my air fryer for everything from pizza cauliflower to turkey breast.

Is this recipe keto friendly?

Yes, one serving has 8 g. net carbs (11 total – 3 g. fiber = 8 net).

street cauliflower ingredients: olive oil, garlic powder, chili powder, mayo, sour cream, salt, cilantro
made with simple ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower florets – I cut up 1 large head of cauliflower, but you can buy a couple bags of precut if you want it to be faster
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Mayo
  • Mexican Cream or sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Chili powder
  • Lime
  • Queso Fresco or Cotija Cheese
close up of street corn cauliflower florets with spices and seasonings

How to make street style cauliflower

This recipe is so easy it practically makes itself! Pre-heat the air fryer to get a more even cook.

  1. Cut the cauliflower into florets. In a large bowl toss the cauliflower florets with oil and seasoning.
  2. Place in the air fryer basket. 
  3. Air fry for 15 minutes. Stir once or twice during the frying time.
  4. Mix the sauce together.
  5. Remove cauliflower from the air fryer and place on the serving plate
  6. Drizzle with the cream sauce, sprinkle with chili powder.
  7. Squeeze a lime over the cauliflower and top with queso fresco or cotija cheese and cilantro.
close up of cauliflower floret with cream lime sauce

Tips:

  • Preheat the airfryer for 3 minutes to help with the crisping and cook time.
  • To make this a vegan recipe substitute the mayonnaise and mexican cream for vegan mayonnaise, sour cream, and cheese.
cauliflower with street style ingredients on parchment paper
the most flavorful keto snack!

Storage:

  • Will keep refrigerated in an airtight container or sealed with cling wrap for up to 7 days.
  • Will also freeze well for up to 3 months.  To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight.  Reheat on the stove top or in a microwave safe dish.
street style Mexican cauliflower with cilantro and chili lime seasoning

Street Style Cauliflower (Air Fryer)

This easy air fryer street style cauliflower is inspired by Mexican street corn with chili, lime, cream and cojita. Low carb + delicious!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: air fryer cauliflower, cauliflower Mexican, cauliflower street corn, street style cauliflower
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 431kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick

Equipment

Ingredients

Sauce

  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup Mexican cream or sour cream
  • ½ tsp lime juice

Toppings

  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • ½ tsp ground chili powder
  • 1 lime sliced
  • ½ cup cojita cheese or queso fresco

Instructions

  • Cut the cauliflower into florets. In a large bowl toss the cauliflower florets with oil and seasoning.
  • Place in the air fryer basket.  Set to 375°
  • Air fry for 15 minutes. Stir once or twice during the frying time.
  • Mix the mayonnaise,  cream and lime juice together.
  • Remove cauliflower from the air fryer and place on the serving plate
  • Drizzle with the cream sauce, sprinkle with chili powder.
  • Squeeze a lime over the cauliflower and top with queso fresco or cotija cheese and cilantro.

Notes

How to make this recipe perfectly every time
  • Stir the cauliflower half way
  • be sure to toss in oil and seasoning before frying
Storage
  • Will keep refrigerated in an airtight container or sealed with cling wrap for up to 7 days.
  • Will also freeze well for up to 3 months.  To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight.  
Reheating
  • Reheat on the stove top or in a microwave safe dish.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 487IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 1mg

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