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Lettuce Cups with Spicy Cauliflower “Wings” & Piri Piri Rice

Lettuce Cups with Spicy Cauliflower “Wings” & Piri Piri Rice

A punchy, plant-based take on an indulgent fried chicken dish.

by @Kathryn_Armitage

  • Serves 2

  • 1 Hour

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Spicy Piri Piri Grains


To Serve

  • Spring onions
  • baby gem lettuce
  • Siracha or hot sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c and add a sheet of baking paper to a tray.
  2. In a bowl, combine the tahini, soy, vinegar and tomato paste. Stir well before adding the water to thin the sauce a little. Chop up the cauliflower into small florets and cover in the sauce. Combine the flour, everyday seasoning and salt and pepper to season in a separate bowl and dip in the cauliflower pieces, making sure they’re well covered.
  3. Place on the baking tray and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden and crispy. Whilst these are baking, cook the Piri Piri Grains in a pan with a dash of water. To assemble, wash the lettuce and tear off large leaves to act as boats. To each lettuce cup, add a large spoonful of rice and add the crispy cauliflower. Drizzle over a little hot sauce or siracha and sprinkle on some chopped spring onions to finish.

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