Sesame seed give an extra crunch to this dish as garnish.

Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: American, Asian
  • Diet: Vegan


This Sweet and Sour Cauliflower is easy to prepare with my sweet and sour sauce. A keeper that makes even pickiest kids eat vegetables. It is flavorful, simple but impressive and can be served alone or over rice (leftover is great). No one would ever taste it is entirely vegan and so budget friendly.



  • 1/3 cup Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 14 oz cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tbs garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • oil for frying
  • salt, pepper to taste


  1. In a Ziploc bag or bowl combine cauliflower florets, oil, cornstarch, and garlic powder. Season generously with a pinch of salt and pepper. Make sure everything is mixed properly. If you use a freezer bag, just shake it back and fourth.
  2. Next heat oil in a sauce pan and make sure it is really hot. Add covered cauliflower florets and deep fry them for around 4 minutes, until golden and lightly browned. Remove the florets from the oil and transfer to a frying pan.
  3. Now is time to add​ the sweet and sour sauce. Carefully mix everything and cook on medium heat for 1 minute more.


  • Serving Size: 1.5 cups
  • Calories: 395
  • Sugar: 22.3 g
  • Sodium: 534 mg
  • Fat: 7.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 75.3 g
  • Fiber: 11.1 g
  • Protein: 16.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: cauliflower recipes, vegan cauliflower, lunch, dinner, meal prep