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Sesame Orange Cauliflower

10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time

Sesame Orange Cauliflower

10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time

Crispy cauliflower nuggets coated in a sweet and tangy sticky orange sauce. Think of these as a healthier, vegetarian take on sesame orange chicken from your favorite takeout joint!

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Ingredients (3 servings)

1 head cauliflower
150g wholewheat flour
220ml soy milk
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp salt
-Cooking spray
2 oranges, juiced
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp monk fruit erythritol sweetener
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp water
  1. Preheat oven to 190°C / 375°F and lightly grease a nonstick baking tray.
  2. Wash and dry cauliflower. Cut into florets. Reserve stem for another dish.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together wholewheat flour, soy milk, white pepper and salt until combined.
  4. Add cauliflower into the mixing bowl and toss until each piece is evenly coated in batter.
  5. Transfer battered cauliflower to baking tray, arranging them in a single layer, making sure no pieces are touching. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden, then flip and bake for 5 more minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, make the sauce by mixing all sauce ingredients in a large nonstick skillet until combined. Cook over medium-low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  7. Add baked cauliflower to the sauce and toss until each piece is coated evenly. Garnish with sesame seeds, green onion and orange wedges if desired. Enjoy!
  • Use freshly squeezed orange juice if you can! It will make a big difference in flavor.
  • Feel free to substitute monkfruit erythritol sweetener with any other sweetener of choice.
  • For gluten-free, substitute wholewheat flour with an all purpose gluten-free flour blend.