Vegan Teriyaki Style Roasted Cauliflower


teriyaki style roasted cauliflower

I was thrilled when I discovered black and white sesame seeds at the grocery store. I mean, how fun is that?! It’s funny because even though I love devouring any food, prettier food seems like it tastes 100x better. If you’re looking for a vegan dish, this is it. My newfound love for roasting cauliflower knows no bounds and this teriyaki style roasted cauliflower dish is delicious. Serve it with rice for a perfect vegan dinner for two (or one depending on how hungry you are).

teriyaki style roasted cauliflower
Yield: 2 servings

Vegan Teriyaki Style Roasted Cauliflower

Vegan teriyaki style roasted cauliflower


  • 1 T sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 c soy sauce or tamari (gluten free)
  • 1/2 c water
  • 2/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 T grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 3 T water
  • 1 cauliflower head, roasted
  • Black and white sesame seeds


  1. Cut cauliflower into chunks and roast on 425F for about 30-40 minutes. Cauliflower should be toasted and golden. 
  2. In a saucepan on med-low heat, heat sesame oil until hot.
  3. Add in garlic cloves and sauté until aromatic.
  4. Add soy sauce, water, brown sugar, and ginger. Simmer on low for about 2 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with the 3 T of water. Add in to saucepan and stir. Simmer for another 3 minutes until thickened.
  6. Add in cauliflower chunks and mix well.
  7. Top with sesame seeds.

teriyaki style roasted cauliflower

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1 Comment

  1. Alyssa Ponticello
    June 2, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    We eat cauliflower once or twice a week so I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it! Love the fun touch of the black and white sesame seeds! Like you said, prettier is always better 😉