Sweet & Sour Cauliflower

Sweet & Sour Cauliflower

For this recipe, we use simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen – flour, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, & more – and if you don’t, we’ll link some options for ya so that you do!

In addition to the spices & fresh veggies, you’ll need: canola oilflourmaple syrup or agavesoy saucerice vinegarsesame oil, and sesame seeds.

So what’s stopping you? Make these ASAP- you won’t be disappointed. Find the full recipe below!

& if you like this recipe, check out some of our other delish appetizers:

Cheezy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Baked Tofu Nuggets w/ Sweet Mustard

Spicy BBQ Cauli Wingz

Sweet & Sour Cauliflower

February 28, 2017
: 20 min
: 30 min
: 50 min
: Medium

This is one of our all-time favorite recipes and we are so excited to share it with all of you. We hope you love it as much as our family does. Enjoy!


  • For the battered cauliflower:
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • For the sweet & sour sauce:
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or sub agave
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1-2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger (chopped)
  • 1-2 tsp. chili garlic sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch + 1/4 cup water
  • Toppings:
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Step 1 Start by greasing a large baking sheet with olive oil & preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Step 2 Chop cauliflower into small pieces.
  • Step 3 In a large bowl, make the batter by combining water and flour. Mix well until there are no chunks.
  • Step 4 Dunk each piece of cauliflower into the flour/water mixture and let excess batter drip off before placing on the greased baking sheet.
  • Step 5 Bake for 20-25 minutes (flip halfway & cook until crispy).
  • Step 6 While the cauliflower is baking, make the sauce! In a deep pan, over medium heat, combine the soy sauce with the maple syrup and whisk.
  • Step 7 Then, add rice vinegar and sesame oil to the mixture and mix.
  • Step 8 Next, add the chopped garlic, ginger and chili garlic sauce (if using). Mix.
  • Step 9 In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water. Mix this until it is dissolved.
  • Step 10 Add the cornstarch/water to the sauce and mix again.
  • Step 11 Let the sauce cook until it becomes thick and sticky (you may need to turn the heat up a bit for this to happen)!
  • Step 12 In a large mixing bowl, toss the cauliflower in the sauce and then transfer to a serving bowl. Top with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!

Ingredients/Tools Used: Cauliflower |Canola Oil | Flour | Maple Syrup or Agave | Soy Sauce | Rice Vinegar | Sesame Oil | Garlic | Ginger | Chili Garlic Sauce | Cornstarch | Green Onion | Sesame Seeds | Skillet