Vegan General Tso Cauliflower & Mushrooms

General Tso Chicken is a popular dish on Chinese restaurant buffets and take out menus. This General Tso Cauliflower & Mushrooms is a healthier take on a take out stand by.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup low sodium vegetable stock

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 1 tbsp Asian chili sauce

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

  • 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

  • Salt to taste


  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, chili sauce, cornstarch. Put lid on jar and shake well to combine.

  3. Heat a medium skillet 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. Salt to taste.

  7. Remove from heat, and garnish with green onion.

  8. Serve hot, with steamed rice or noodles

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