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general tso cauliflower bites

General Tso Cauliflower Bites

Anthony Seed
This is so good! Ridiculously good! This cauliflower bite recipe can be a snack or a main meal.
Easy to come together, gluten-free, and vegan.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2



  • 1 cauliflower large, cut into bite-sized florets
  • cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil for frying


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • knob of ginger peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese 5 spice powder


  • Heat grapeseed oil over medium heat.
  • In a bowl combine cornstarch, salt, and Chiese 5 spice powder.
  • Add cauliflower bites and dust with the cornstarch mixture.
  • Fry in batches in hot oil until brown and crunchy.
  • Drain finished pieces on paper towels.
  • In the meantime, make the sauce. Add oil, garlic, and ginger to a small pan on medium heat.
  • Saute for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except for the veggie broth and cornstarch.
  • Stir and lightly saute for a minute.
  • Then dissolve the cornstarch in the veggie broth and add to the sauce mixture.
  • Bring to a low boil, stir, and let the sauce thicken. About 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower to the sauce and toss to coat thoroughly.
  • Serve immediately and top with sesame seeds.
Keyword gluten-free lunch, vegan bites