Cauliflower Saute Recipe

Cauliflower Sauté Recipe

Tender cauliflower tossed in a sweet and savory sauce. This is a modified Chinese recipe made for use in the average American kitchen.

Tasting Guidelines:
Taste is sweet and savory.
Weight is light but can be balanced with vinegar.
Texture is soft with a little crunch.
Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects.
Best categorized as American.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: cauliflower, cauliflower saute, recipes
Servings: 4 People
Author: Chef Ryan Callahan


  • Cutting board
  • Chef's knife
  • Saute pan (high sided)


Food Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Flavor Balancers:

  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sugar


  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic minced


  • Steam the cauliflower until tender. In large sauce pan, heat oil to a medium heat. Sauté garlic to a light golden brown. Next, add cauliflower. sauté cauliflower with garlic. Add remainder of ingredients and seasonings. Cook water out of sauce. Toss cauliflower in sauce until the sauce adheres to the cauliflower. Serve and enjoy.

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About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a 2x Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winning Chef. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments. He has dedicated his life to helping cancer fighters navigate the difficulty that eating related side-effect present to the cancer fighter.