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Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

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  • Author: Food with Feeling
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup of oil + 3 tablespoons, divided
  • For the sauce:
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup of ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1 tbs corn starch + 2 tbs water

For serving: sesame seeds, green onion, and rice/ quinoa


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees F and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Place the cauliflower in a large plastic baggie (you can also do this in a large bowl) and toss in the salt, pepper, and 3 tablespoons of the oil. Give it a good shake to coat the cauliflower and then add in the 1/2 cup of cornstarch. Toss again until covered in the cornstarch.
  3. Heat 1/3 cup of oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Once hot, add in the cauliflower and fry for about 5 minutes, tossing to cook on all sides. Once done, place on the baking sheet.
  4. Make the sauce by whisking together the apple cider vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic salt, and corn starch + water. Pour the sauce over top of the cauliflower and toss.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cauliflower is just starting to get crispy.
  6. Serve with sesame seeds, green onion, and ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american