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Cara's Crispy Orange Cauliflower. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe

This vegan gluten-free crispy Orange Cauliflower is so addictive that you will want it for every dinner. delicious, easy and must make. Can be soy-free
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: fusion
Servings: 2
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Cara


  • 1 small head of cauliflower cut into small florets (I used a pre-package of cauliflower bought from Trader Joe's)

For Flour Mixture:

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 2 Tb water allow to sit until thickens
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup Cara's gluten-free flour blend or use wheat/other flour
  • 1 tsp oil

For Orange Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves peeled and zested
  • 6 green onions thinly sliced
  • zest of 1 orange + juice of orange
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce gluten-free , or use coconut aminos to make soy-free
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

Orange Sauce Drizzle:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp brown sugar



  • Blend all ingredients together until a nice batter is formed (shouldn't be too thick: think waffle batter consistency).
  • While you are doing this, heat up a skillet with 1/2 c. oil on medium/high heat. Make sure it has been properly heated.
  • Dip each small floret into the batter and make sure each piece is entirely covered.
  • Fry in oil until completely browned. * or Bake at 425 degrees F / 220Âșc for 25 to 30 minutes. Add more flour to the batter to make it thick if needed
  • Allow to drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Orange Sauce:

  • In a clean skillet, heat oil and garlic for 1 minute.
  • Add green onions, zest and juice. Cook another 1 minute.
  • Add soy sauce and vinegar and bring to a boil. Toss in crispy cauliflower into the skillet and coat thoroughly. Keep on the pan briefly.
  • Place on top of rice.

Orange Sauce Drizzle:

  • In that same skillet, throw in the remainder ingredients and bring to a boil for just 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Drizzle over orange cauliflower and rice.
  • Garnish with green scallions, orange zest, and sesame seeds.


nutritional values based on one serving


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 64.4mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg