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4 from 1 vote

Sweet & Sour Cauliflower

Baked cauliflower is incredibly versatile- and with this delicious sweet and sour sauce, you won’t even miss the meat! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet & Sour Cauliflower
Servings: 4
Calories: 476kcal


  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 4 cup cauliflower, florets
  • 3 tablespoon oil, avocado


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar, cider
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce, gluten free
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon water

Serve With

  • 1 stalk green onion
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Cook rice as directed on package. Cover and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil.
  • Cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Add to a ziplock bag with avocado oil; shake to coat.
  • Spread cauliflower onto lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until they become slightly browned. Switch oven to broil setting and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add first 7 sauce ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and cold water, allowing to fully dissolve. Pour into sauce mixture, whisk together. Continue cooking until thickened, and then reduce the heat to low.
  • Once cauliflower is done, add to a large bowl with the sauce and toss to coat.
  • Serve cauliflower with rice, topped with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 802mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 39g