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honey garlic cauliflower
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Honey Garlic Cauliflower

This roasted honey garlic cauliflower recipe is the perfect sweet and tangy side dish. Cauliflower florets are oven roasted down then tossed in an easy homemade honey garlic sauce. The whole thing takes about 20 minutes to make which is always a win for an easy weeknight vegetable dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, canadian
Keyword: cauliflower, honey garlic, oven roasted, side dish, sweet and tangy, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar (or apple, white wine, or red vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp optional sriracha


  • Preheat oven to 450F degrees.
  • Chop cauliflower into florets then toss with olive oil and salt.
  • Place on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt 1 tbsp butter with garlic and a pinch of salt over medium heat.
  • After a minute or two, and before the garlic browns, add honey, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, water and a pinch of salt and stir.
  • Let the sauce simmer and reduce over medium-low heat for 5-8 minutes, stirring often so the bottom doesn’t burn.
  • Once it’s thickened up, you can add sriracha if you’d like — this is optional.
  • Then when the cauliflower is done roasting, remove it from the oven and immediately toss it with the honey garlic sauce.
  • Season with salt and pepper if necessary.