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sweet and sour cauliflower - sugar free and whole30 compliant.

Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

Sweet and sour cauliflower not only has a nice ring to it, but it's delicious, naturally sugar and gluten-free, and completely delicious!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian-Inspired, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Gluten-Free, Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 147kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 medium head cauliflower cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 medjool dates pitted
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ cup pineapple juice drained from a can of pineapples in 100% juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp arrowroot starch/powder or cornstarch
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes optional



  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Drizzle the olive oil onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread the cauliflower evenly. Bake for 12-15 minutes on each side.


  • Combine all other ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend on high until completely smooth and transfer to a pan over medium heat. Whisk continuously until thick (this shouldn't take more than 5 minutes).
  • Turn the burner off and toss the roasted cauliflower in the sauce. Top with desired garnishes and serve.


Leftovers will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. 
For GF: Swap the soy sauce for Tamari.
For Whole30: Swap the soy sauce for coconut aminos. 
*Nutrition facts are estimated using a recipe calculator, therefore may be inaccurate at times. Thank you for understanding.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg