Healthy Baked Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

Healthy Baked Sweet And Sour Cauliflower

Healthy Baked Sweet And Sour Cauliflower is vegan, gluten-free, easy to prepare and much healthier than its fried takeaway cousin.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword easy, healthy meal, quick
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 562kcal
Author Eva Burg


  • 5-6 cups cauliflower florets about one large cauliflower head
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • cup corn starch
  • 2 cups brown basmati rice for serving, cook according to package instructions
  • 1-2 green onions thinly sliced, for garnish


  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup natural organic ketchup (low sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 red bell pepper diced


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • Add the cauliflower florets to a big bowl and gently rub in the olive oil using your hands. Sprinkle the cornstarch across and keep mixing until the cauliflower florets are nicely coated.
  • On a greased baking sheet, spread out the coated cauliflower evenly and bake for 15-20 minutes until the bottom slightly starts to brown. Afterwards, switch oven to grill and grill on high for 3-4 minutes just until tops start to brown. (Keep an eye on it to make sure the cauliflower doesn't burn!)
  • Meantime, boil the brown rice and prepare the sauce.
  • In a small saucepan combine coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar, 1/3 cup water, tamari sauce, garlic powder and ketchup and bring to a boil.
  • Dissolve the cornstarch in cold water and pour into the sauce, stir well.
  • Add the red bell pepper and boil until the sauce has thickened to your liking.
  • Serve with rice and garnish with thinly sliced spring onion.


The measurements for the sauce are just enough to cover the cauliflower but if you like a lot of sauce to go with your rice I would suggest doubling the sauce recipe.


Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 99.4mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2.4mg