General Tso Cauliflower

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Enjoy flavorful General Tso cauliflower for an easy weeknight meal, cauliflower florets battered and baked, then coated in a delicious sauce. You definitely won't need take-out with this healthier recipe.

General Tso Cauliflower

So I have had this cauliflower in my refrigerator for a while and I knew that I couldn't ignore it any longer, I decided to make General Tso Cauliflower baked. The flavor was spot on, it was so delicious with the perfect balance of sweet and savory,  served on a bed of brown rice

I'm so crazy about vegan General Tso recipes, they are quick and easy to prepare and the flavor is amazing, like my General Tso Chickpeas and General Tso Tofu

General Tso's Cauliflower in a white bowl with a white bowl of rice in the background

General Tso's Cauliflower

I enjoy making popular take-out dishes at home, I get to adapt them and make them from scratch with simple ingredients without sacrificing on the taste. 

The recipes end up being a lot healthier than the takeaway version. For instance, for my General Tso Cauliflower recipe, I baked the cauliflower florets after dipping in a batter. I ended up with a crispy texture. 

General Tso Cauliflower Steps

How To Make General Tso Cauliflower?

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly spray and set aside.
  2. Combine batter ingredients in a bowl and whisk to form a loose batter, may need to add some water.
  3. Dip florets into batter one by one and place onto the baking sheet. Spray or brush with oil. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and crispy, turning halfway.
  4. While the cauliflower florets are baking, prepare the sauce.
  5. Combine vegetable broth, maple syrup, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, tomato paste, lemon juice, sesame oil, cayenne pepper, and cornstarch in a bowl and whisk to fully combine. Set aside.
  6. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add garlic, ginger and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  7. Add liquid ingredients and stir constantly until sauce bubbles and thickens.
  8. Add baked cauliflower florets and toss to full coat, sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately.

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General Tso's Cauliflower in a white bowl with a spoon

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Nutrition

Energy:
220 kcal / 920 kJ
Fat:
4 g
Protein:
7 g
Carbs:
42 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
15 min
Cooking:
35 min
Ready in:
50 min
For:
4 Servings

Ingredients

For The Cauliflower Batter

For The Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly spray and set aside.
  2. Combine rice flour, almond milk, nutritional yeast flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, salt in a bowl and whisk to form a loose batter, may need to add some water.
  3. While the cauliflower florets are baking, prepare the sauce.
  4. Combine vegetable broth, maple syrup, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, tomato paste, lemon juice, sesame oil, cayenne pepper, and cornstarch in a bowl and whisk to fully combine. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add garlic, ginger and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  6. Do a quick whisk again of the sauce ingredients, then add to the sauteed garlic, ginger and stir constantly until sauce bubbles and thickens about 2 minutes.
  7. Add baked cauliflower florets and toss to full coat, sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately.

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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10 Comments
  1. antoinette
    November 12, 2019

    Hello! I made the general tso cauliflower and I must say the sauce was AMAZING! The cauliflower really works in the recipe. My only change is to add the things we like in General Tso, sauteed peppers, broccoli and maybe next time water chestnuts and/or baby corn.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 12, 2019

      Antoinette, thank you for sharing your feedback, I’m so happy you enjoyed it and I love all the added veggies.

  2. Karin
    November 4, 2019

    O.M.G this was sooo delish! I’m not vegan quite yet, just exploring all new vegan recipes and this was so good that I didn’t even miss the chicken! Thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 4, 2019

      Karin, that’s so awesome, I’m so happy you tried it and enjoyed it. Thank you so much for leaving your feedback.

  3. Kathleen
    September 11, 2019

    I just have to tell you how amazing this recipe is! I added a little Siracha to the sauce just because I like a little more spice but other than that, followed the recipe as written. This is definitely a keeper and will be a regular on the dinner rotation!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 11, 2019

      Kathleen, I’m so happy you tried it and enjoyed it. Thank you very much for leaving your feedback.

  4. Merrymepenelope
    August 6, 2019

    Thank you for another great recipe, Michelle! Next time we make this recipe, I’ll be serving it alongside the orange tofu recipe from your book! I may add some carrots and zucchini from the garden just to use it up and add a splash of color. So good!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 6, 2019

      I’m very happy you enjoyed it, ooh I love the idea of adding the fresh carrots and zucchini from your garden! Thank you for sharing your feedback.

  5. Amy
    August 6, 2019

    Love this cauliflower!! Just made it and I think I might eat it all myself! I also did some broccoli and carrots. Thank you so much for this recipe 😊

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 6, 2019

      Amy, I’m so happy you enjoyed it, I love how you added broccoli and carrots. Thank you so much for your feedback.