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General Tso's Cauliflower

This recipe is a delicious vegetarian alternative to a Chinese take out classic. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Cauliflower, Dinner, Frying, Hemp, Vegan, Vegeterian
Servings: 6


  • 2 Cups EZ General Tso's Sauce See recipe below or use your own!
  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Water Approx.
  • 1/2 Cup Hemp Seeds
  • 3-4 Floret Broccoli Optional, Eyeball match amount of Cauliflower in head
  • 6 Cup Vegetable Oil


  • Cut Cauliflower into bit size pieces
  • Mix flour and water together in a very larger bowl (large enough to ideally encompass the entire cauliflower head). The consistency should look like a thicker pancake batter. 
  • Heat oil to 375 degrees in a large pot of wok. DO NOT fill above halfway.
  • Toss cauliflower in batter and drop in fryer for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown. If you pot is not big enough to do in one swing that's perfectly fine, do it in small batches. Never overfill a fryer.
  • While cauliflower is frying, wash out your bowl to reuse.
  • If you are adding broccoli, quick boil or steam it. Easy method to quick steam broccoli is to put it in a covered microwavable safe glass dish with one inch of water in it on high for 4 minutes
  • Add fried cauliflower and steamed broccoli to bowl and toss with EZ General Tso's sauce. Use more or less to taste.
  • Serve and cover with hemp seeds for the missing texture element needed to complete the dish.


  • You may substitute our EZ General Tso's Sauce recipe for a store bough variety if you prefer.
  • This recipe an easily be made without broccoli for a dish, with broccoli for an entree, or you can serve it with cooked rice as well for a full meal.
  • If you have never fried with batter before, please don't let this be your first time. Practice with someone with experience first. Frying is very dangerous.
  • To make this recipe even healthier, you can easily substitute the fried cauliflower for baking it. Bake the bites @ 400 degrees for 15-30 minutes.