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Baked General Tso’s Cauliflower

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Asian


This baked General Tso’s Cauliflower is every bit as delicious as the fried version. It’s quick and easy to make and is a super delicious vegan + paleo meal.



For the cauliflower

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 4 green onions, sliced

For the sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce (paleo, if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (maple syrup for vegan)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or coco aminos
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch or tapioca starch


  1. If you’re making rice, start that first.
  2. Preheat the oven to 420 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Place the cauliflower florets in a large bowl and toss with the grapeseed oil, then the cornstarch. Transfer the cauliflower to the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, turning halfway.
  4. While the cauliflower is roasting, prepare the sauce. Add the grapeseed oil to a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add all the remaining ingredients and bring it to a boil. Whisk until smooth and thick.
  5. Once the cauliflower has browned, remove it from the oven and place it in a large bowl. Pour over the sesame seeds, green onions and the sauce and toss to coat well. Serve immediately.


Pair with steamed basmati rice or cauliflower rice

Perfect basmati rice in a pot.cauliflower rice in a pan with a wooden spoon.