Although eating out at a Chinese restaurant is generally vegan-friendly, finding a vegan-compliant Chinese restaurant is challenging. Even though I love Chinese food, I learned that making Chinese food at home is healthier than attempting to eat out. For example, one of my favorite dishes is Chinese cauliflower. For that reason, I made General Tso Cauliflower last night, and my family loved it! Not only is this General Tso Cauliflower recipe easy to make, it only requires a few ingredients.
Since my kids love my Oil-Free Vegetable No Fried Rice, I decided to serve that as well as a heaping serving of roasted broccoli. As always, I try to get as many veggies on a plate as possible. So let's say there weren't any leftovers for anyone's lunch today.
How to make General Tso Cauliflower
First, all you need is a large head of cauliflower and a few other ingredients.
The five-ingredient sauce ingredients, for instance, is more than likely sitting in your pantry, so you don't need any special ingredients.
To make General Tso Cauliflower Recipe, choose gluten-free flour. The flour-based batter for the General Tso Cauliflower resembles pancake batter and is easy to prepare.
Once smooth, dip each cauliflower floret in the batter.
Then, bake the dipped cauliflower without any oil in the oven while preparing the sauce.
How to make General Tso Sauce
With only 5 ingredients, the sauce takes minutes to make in a small saucepan. All you need is:
- Soy sauce or Tamari
- Maple syrup
- Rice Vinegar
- Chili Paste
- Arrow Root Powder or Corn Starch
Although I used arrowroot powder, corn starch works just as well.
As a thickening agent, arrowroot powder thickens the sauce as it heats in the pan. Within minutes the five ingredients become thick and sticky and perfect to coat the baked cauliflower.
What to serve with General Tso Cauliflower
Once the cauliflower is tossed in sauce, it cooks for another 10 minutes, which is how much time it takes to make my Oil-Free Vegetable No Fried Rice.
Earlier in the day, I used my rice cooker to prepare 4 cups of brown rice, to be ready when I was ready to make the fried rice.
First, saute onion, garlic, and a frozen bag of peas and carrots in a wok. Then, add the cooked brown rice and a few other ingredients, and you have fried rice.
Next, I quickly roasted some broccoli while the two general cauliflower cooked a second time in the sauce. Roasting broccoli is simple with my favorite crisper pan and only takes 20 minutes.
Now, serve your Chinese masterpiece to your hungry crew. I garnished it with sliced green onions and black sesame seeds. Give General Tso cauliflower recipe a try.
Looking for other yummy Asian dishes? Look no further.
- Grilled Asian Sesame Tofu with Vegetable Slaw
- Spicy Tofu Asian Salad with Skinny Peanut Dressing
- Kale Asian Pasta Salad
- Vietnamese Noodles
- Lemongrass Tofu Recipe
- Vegan Tom Kha Gai Coconut Soup
- Yum Yum Noodles
- Veggie Miso Ramen Stir Fry
- Teriyaki Tofu
- Vegan Poke Bowl Recipe
- Vegan Spicy Thai Drunken Noodles with Seared Tofu
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂