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Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

Georgiana & Alex: "One of my new favourite ways to eat cauliflower." Read More
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  • 1 head cauliflower (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup oil (+ 3 tablespoons, divided)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch (+ 2 tbs water)
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    Calories750Calories from Fat330
    Total Fat37g57%
    Saturated Fat3g15%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat330
    Total Carbohydrate97g32%
    Dietary Fiber8g32%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C250%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Georgiana & Alex 7 months ago
    One of my new favourite ways to eat cauliflower.
    Amanda McLennan 8 months ago
    Pretty good! I followed the comments and baked the cauliflower and heated the sauce on the stove. I also increased the syrup as I found the flavour too vinegary at first. Delicious with rice, capsicum and peas.
    Robin 9 months ago
    was ok. didnt quite taste the same as expected but was still nice. Managed to combat the sogginess a little by frying and then baking the cauliflower without the sauce and cooking the sauce on the hob
    Dave a year ago
    Was a bit soggy. Sauce was good though.
    Breezy a year ago
    Very tasty! A little mushy though. I also added more corn starch to thicken the sauce. Will still make again.
    Jack kalman a year ago
    came out a little mushy but the sauce tasted good
    They were great. I used the pointers from some of the other reviews. Bake before sauce. Thicken sauce on the stove. Coat the cauliflower with the now thickened sauce. Bake for a bit longer.
    Eugene Tan a year ago
    Really great. It was more tart than I expected. Modified the method to work with an air fryer by tossing and spraying oil during the first frying stage for 10-15 mins till it browns. Tossing it three times. For the baking stage I heated the sauce to thicken it before tossing and coating the fried cauliflower. The coated cauliflower was then put back into the air fryer for 8 minutes.
    Nadine Simpson a year ago
    We added onions, broccoli and red peppers and it was great.
    Amy Sundell a year ago
    This was delicious! So satisfying, and easier than cooking chicken! I used garlic cloves instead of garlic salt, and added ginger. Definitely use sesame oil if you have it, and the sesame seeds make it! You could easily sub honey for maple syrup if that’s what you have on hand. Tip- pour the sauce into the pan you fried the cauliflower in, and mix there before pouring onto the baking sheet. Served with white rice and fresh green beans. Will make again!
    Genevieve Boyle a year ago
    So good! Added less vinegar and more corn starch and for the sauce
    Irina a year ago
    It’s very good. Next time I make it, I put cauliflower into sauce and mix before putting all on baking sheet.
    Shannon S. a year ago
    Way better than the typical candy-red sweet & sour dishes you usually see, plus it’s really easy!
    Jasmine a year ago
    This recipe was sooooo tasty! The outcome was most definitely not like the picture, but it didn’t matter in the end, because of how good it was. I am definitely going to make this again.
    Gina a year ago
    Delicious! Perfect with fried rice
    Tiana D. 2 years ago
    WAYYY TOO VINEGARY! I couldn’t stomach it, I put baking soda in it and it still barley could handle it.
    Rebecca Evans 2 years ago
    Really loved the sauce and super easy to make, cauliflower just wasn’t as crispy as I had expected
    Sasha Muller 2 years ago
    good didnt use enough honey though will try using more next mext time
    Jesse Rawls 2 years ago
    It was excellent. I used flour instead of cornstarch and it worked out well. No need to add any extra spices
    Hi Brit 2 years ago
    Very flavorful & delicious!!
    Chris 2 years ago
    This is so good, great base recipe.
    Lisa DeFeo 3 years ago
    Delicious! I used my air fryer for the cauliflower and made the sauce in a small saucepan. The sauce thickened nicely. The cauliflower wasn’t as crisp as if I had deep fried it but that’s ok- I don’t like a lot of oil. Added some additional steamed veggies as garnish ( red/yellow peppers and some snow peas for fresh flavor. Next time I may add a little ginger to the sauce. Definitely going to make this again 😋
    Sandy D 3 years ago
    This is absolutely delicious. My husband and I didn't miss meat at all. I followed the other reviewers' method of roasting the cauliflower by itself and heating the sauce on the stove. It thickened up nicely. Thank you!
    Jamie Brown 3 years ago
    I skipped frying the cauliflower. I followed the oil/cornstarch, baked the cauliflower for 15 minutes. In the meantime, I heated the sauce on the stove to thicken it with the cornstarch. When the cauliflower was done, I coated it in the sauce and put it back in the oven for a bit before serving. It was delicious and super easy to make!
    Cropper 3 years ago
    Delicious!! Roasted the cauliflower without the sauce. Brought sauce to a boil on the stove while cauliflower was cooking, then mixed them together. Total hit.