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Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower and Cashews - Asian Style

Asian Cauliflower is a LIP SMACKING combination of Roasted Cauliflower and Crispy cashews, tossed in a SWEET and SPICY Sriracha-Soy Sauce that is finger licking good!! Serve plain or spoon over white rice for an easy dinner.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time33 mins
Total Time39 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian cauliflower, Asian roasted cauliflower, sriracha cauliflower, sweet and spicy cauliflower
Author: Maria Doss



  • ½ medium to large cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • teaspoon salt ( or one healthy pinch)
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

Sriracha-Soy Sauce

Additional ingredients

  • cup toasted cashews (unsalted)
  • chopped scallions, for garnish


Roast Cauliflower

  • Preheat oven to 450° F. 
    Toss cauliflower, vegetable oil, salt and pepper in a baking sheet. Spread in a single layer and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until cooked.
  • While the cauliflower is baking, make sauce and chop scallions. 

Make Sriracha-Soy Sauce

  • Stir all sauce ingredients ( Sriracha, sugar, soy sauce and red pepper flakes) in a medium bowl, until sugar is dissolved completely. Set aside. 

To finish

  • Remove baking pan from oven ( do not turn oven off) and place on a wire rack. 
    Add sauce ( scrape bowl to get all the sauce out ---> good stuff), cashews and scallions. Toss well until evenly coated ( be careful with the hot pan), spread in a single layer and return pan back to the oven. 
  • Bake for 3 minutes for sauce to set, remove pan and place on a wire rack to cool slightly before eating. 
  • Delicious plain or served over white rice. 
    (If serving over rice, make sure to get as much sauce out of the baking pan using a flat spatula) . Garnish with more scallions. 



Even size - Cut all florets the same size. Uneven size will result in the big ones undercooked and tiny ones overcooked. 
Roasted cashews -  Do not use raw cashews —> will not taste the same.
How to roast cashews? Pre heat oven to 350° F. Add raw cashews in a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden in color. Place baking pan on a wire rack to cool completely. Transfer to a sealed container or zip lock bag and store for up to a month. 
Sauce - Stir sauce ingredients, until sugar is dissolved completely. 
Less spicy? If you want to cut down the spiciness, then reduce the red pepper flakes. 
After the cauliflower is tossed with sauce, bake only for 2-3 minutes, not longer