Asian Sauteed Cauliflower – Healthy Food Tip and Recipe

Try this easy-to-prepare recipe that gives cauliflower an Asian twist. Add this Asian-flavored cauliflower dish to your Healthiest Way of Eating. One serving also provides 148% of the daily value (DV) for vitamin C, 13% DV for potassium, and 12% DV for fiber. And it tastes great served cold the next day. Enjoy!

Asian-Sautéed-Cauliflower Prep and Cook Time: Prep and cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, trimmed of green parts
  • 5 TBS vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 TBS rice vinegar, or fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1/2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Cut cauliflower florets into quarters and let sit for at least 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties.
  2. Heat broth in large stainless steel skillet. When broth begins to steam, add cauliflower and cover. Healthy sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk together rest of ingredients and toss with florets. Marinate for about 5 minutes for more flavor. Allowing the cauliflower to soak up the dressing for a few moments before serving makes it even better. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Serves 4

Nutritional Profile


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Oriental Sauteed Cauliflower
1.00 serving
188.41 grams
92.15 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C 88.85 mg 148.1 28.9 excellent
potassium 438.99 mg 12.5 2.4 good
dietary fiber 3.06 g 12.2 2.4 good
protein 3.93 g 7.9 1.5 good
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

Courtesy of The World’s Healthiest Foods.

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  1. This is a sensational recipe, and very similar to the my fresh baby spinach salad that I prepare several times a week with other freshly steamed veggies ( baby limas, asparagus and broccoli florets) fresh tomatoes, green olives, etc. This has given me more ideas; I do use fresh ginger as a tea, and I adore dry mustard, as well as honey. Thank you! Haven’t had cauliflour in a long time.

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