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Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

Mar 04, 2014 04:21PM ● By Cate Reynolds
After a day of indulgence, many people head back to old traditions and give up meat for the Lenten season. Be it for religious reasons or just out of pure old habit, there is always room for meatless meals at the table. This sweet and sour cauliflower is a fast favorite since it mimics real sweet and sour chicken. Using some tempura-style cauliflower, it is drizzled with homemade sweet and sour sauce that is thick, rich and delicious.


1 head of cauliflower, sliced into florets
1 cup white wheat flour
1 cup water
Salt and pepper

For sauce:
1 cup sugar
6 Tbsp. ketchup
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
¼ cup white vinegar
¼ cup cider vinegar


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Mix the flour and water in a large bowl. Take the cauliflower florets and mix them into the bowl, coating them. Remove from the bowl and place on the foil. Bake for 25 minutes. While they bake, prepare the sauce. Combine sugar, ketchup, soy sauce and vinegars in a bowl and whisk until completely combined. Once the cauliflower is finished, remove from the oven. Coat the florets in the sauce then place bake on the baking sheet and bake for another 15 minutes. Serve hot over brown rice.

Makes 2 servings

--Kim Cooper--