General Tso Cauliflower & Mushrooms

A vegetarian cauliflower & mushroom dish with all the flavour of General Tso, minus the fat and sugar.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 103 kcal
Author Colleen


  • 1/2 cup low sodium vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp tamari or soy sauce*
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek or any Asian chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp fish sauce*
  • 2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 medium cauliflower cored and cut into bite sized florets
  • 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
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  1. Boil a large pot of water. Add cauliflower and allow to par boil 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a jar with a lid, combine stock, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sambal oelek, cornstarch, and fish sauce. Put lid on jar and shake well to combine.
  3. Heat a medium skillet (cast iron works best) over medium high heat. Add peanut and sesame oil. Add mushrooms and cook, turning, until starting to brown, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add cauliflower and cook, stirring, until brown and fork tender, about 1 minute.
  5. Shake jar one more time, and pour sauce over cauliflower mushroom mixture.
  6. Cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened and glossy, about 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat, and garnish with green onion.
  8. Serve hot, with steamed rice or noodles

Recipe Notes

*Make this recipe vegan, by leaving out the fish sauce. Instead, taste and add salt to desired salt level, or use a vegan fish sauce, or Chinese cooking wine.

*Tamari is gluten free, but if you are gluten free, there are soy sauces labeled as such. If not, they may contain gluten.

Nutrition Facts
General Tso Cauliflower & Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.