General Tso's Cauliflower

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Chinese
This is a healthier, low-carb version of General Tso's Chicken, using baked cauliflower florets rather than fried chicken pieces.
5 from 2 votes


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into bite sized florets

for the sauce

  • 1/2 cup water
  • tbsp dark soy sauce
  • tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • tsp hoisin sauce
  • tsp sesame oil
  • tbsp granulated white sugar
  • tsp cornstarch
  • dried red chilis optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread cauliflower florets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until cauliflower florets are tender, flipping cauliflower halfway through.
  • While cauliflower is cooking, make the sauce. In a small sauce pan, add all ingredients except chilis. Whisk sauce together until everything is mixed and cornstarch is completely dissolved. Bring sauce to a boil, whisking occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Add in the chilis and let them simmer for about 1 minute in the sauce. Turn off heat.
  • Toss cauliflower in sauce. Sprinkle fresh chopped scallions and white sesame seeds as garnish, if desired.


  • Nutrition estimate does not include the dried chilis.


Serving: 0.5of recipe, Calories: 183kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 5g, Sodium: 1102mg, Potassium: 632mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 1285IU, Vitamin C: 219.8mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 2.1mg, Net Carbs: 28g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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