Grilled General Tso’s Cauliflower Kabobs

Grilled General Tso’s Cauliflower Kabobs

A crunchy-sweet twist on a take-out favorite!

A crunchy-sweet twist on a take-out favorite. These General Tso’s Grilled Cauliflower Kabobs are on the healthier side and is pretty appropriate for a vegan hors d’oeuvre or snack. Cauliflower florets are tossed in a soy, chili and oil marinade, then grilled on skewers and finished with a spicy savory-sweet sauce and toasted sesame seeds for a crunchy note.

General Tso Cauliflower

Ingredients list for the General Tso’s Grilled Cauliflower

  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce (or coconut amino for paleo and gluten-free)
  • 4 to 6 seeded and stemmed dried red chilies
  • Chopped spring onion, toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (or coconut amino for paleo and gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

General Tso Cauliflower recipe


how to grill cauliflower

grilled cauliflower recipe


1. Preheat your grill. Place cauliflower florets in a large mixing bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Microwave for 5-7 minutes to precook. Allow to cool down and transfer to a Ziplok bag.

2. Whisk the canola oil, corn starch, chili and soy sauce together in a small bowl. Pour over the top of the cauliflower in the plastic bag and toss well to coat. Marinate for 20 minutes.

3. In the meantime, prepare the sauce: Heat the sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the ginger and garlic and stir fry for 1 or 2 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients (soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, vegetable stock, sriracha, cornstarch) and whisk to combine. Bring to a low boil; simmer for 20-30 minutes, until sauce is thickened.

4. Remove cauliflower florets from the bag and thread skewers and grill until tender and golden. When cauliflower is nearly done, brush with the sauce and grill until slightly caramelized. Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately garnished with toasted sesame seeds and chopped scallion greens and more sauce on the side. Enjoy!

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