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Chinese Cauliflower Recipe
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Spicy Chinese Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: cauliflower, gluten free, peppercorn, roasted, sichuan, spicy, szechuan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 161.9kcal


  • Oven
  • Oven Pan
  • Frying Pan or Wok
  • Basting Brush


Cauliflower Marinade



Roasting Cauliflower

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss together the olive oil, garlic powder, 5 Spice Chinese powder, and Cayenne Powder with the Cauliflower Florets. Mix thoroughly. Sprinkle salt to taste.
  • After about 15 minutes, the oven should be ready. Baste a oven pan with oil to prevent the cauliflowers from sticking to the pan.
    Lining oven pan with oil
  • Move Cauliflower into oven. Roast for about 20-25 minutes depending on how you like your cauliflower. Longer for more crispiness. Make sure to stir at the halfway point.
  • After 20-25 minutes remove the cauliflower from the oven.

Let's add some spice

  • In a frying pan or wok, heat to medium. Wait about 2 minutes til pan is heated. Then add olive oil. Once olive oil is hot, toss in the peppercorns and dried chili peppers. Let it infuse with the oil. This will take about a couple of minutes or when dried chili peppers have become crispy.
    Infusing the oil with peppercorn and chili
  • Transfer the roasted cauliflower. Pour in the sesame oil and coconut aminos over the cauliflower. Increase heat to medium high and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes. Move cauliflower over to
    Stir Frying Cauliflower
  • Top with chopped Scallions and enjoy!
    Top with scallions


Nutrition info is approximate using the sparkpeople.com recipe calculator, and the carb count does not count sugar alcohols. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of all nutritional facts posted here, especially if you have a medical condition, in which case you should consult with your doctor before using any of the recipes.


Calories: 161.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.9g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 13.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.4g | Sodium: 71.9mg | Potassium: 510.6mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 2.8g