7 Sauce Ideas for Cauliflower

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Cauliflower is a versatile side dish or main course you can coat in sesame orange sauce, lemon garlic yogurt sauce, or drizzle creamy cheese sauce over.

For more of a savory sauce, you can toss your roasted cauliflower with garlic and ginger sauce, or maple siracha sauce.

Sauce recipe ideas for Cauliflower

Yogurt Sauce

Yogurt sauce served over roasted cauliflower is a thick, citrusy flavored sauce.

Greek yogurt is mixed together with freshly squeezed lemon juice and a couple of minced garlic cloves.

After cauliflower is finished baking in the oven, drizzle yogurt sauce over cauliflower and enjoy!

yogurt Sauce for Cauliflower

Tahini Sauce

Tahini sauce is a sesame flavored sauce with a hint of paprika for baked cauliflower.

Tahini sauce is made by heating olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat, with a few minced garlic cloves.

After garlic has infused into olive oil, it is removed from the heat source. Tahini, fresh lemon juice, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper are whisked into the sauce. Add a little water to thin it out if desired.

Pour tahini sauce over cooked cauliflower, and garnish with a bit of paprika.

Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Cheddar cheese sauce is a thick, cheese flavored sauce for cauliflower.

Shredded cheddar cheese is heated in a saucepan over low to medium heat with milk, cornstarch, garlic powder, pepper and paprika, and whisked together until smooth.

Once cauliflower is finished baking in the oven, drizzle cheese sauce over cauliflower and enjoy!

cheddar cheese Sauce for Cauliflower

Cashew Garlic Tahini Sauce

Cashew garlic tahini sauce is a nutty sauce for cauliflower.

Cashews are soaked to soften the nuts to make them easier for blending.

Softened cashews are blended in a food processor with tahini and roasted garlic until sauce is smooth, adding water periodically.

Drizzle cashew garlic tahini sauce over cooked cauliflower, and garnish with fresh pomegranate needs, and cilantro leaves.

Sesame Orange Sauce

Sesame orange sauce is a warm citrusy sauce for cauliflower.

Sesame orange sauce is made by combining freshly squeezed orange juice, honey, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, minced garlic, cornstarch, ginger, and a little sriracha in a saucepan over medium heat.

Cornstarch will thicken the sauce after a few minutes, and then it can be tossed with baked cauliflower.

Sprinkle a few sesame seeds over the dish when you’re ready to serve.

sesame orange sauce for cauliflower

Garlic and Ginger Sauce

Garlic and ginger sauce is a savory sauce for fried cauliflower.

To make the sauce, vegetable oil, grated ginger, minced garlic, chili flakes, sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and water are combined in a saucepan over medium heat.

When the cauliflower sauce begins to boil, cornstarch and water are mixed together and added to to the sauce.

Cornstarch will thicken the sauce after a couple of minutes.

Once the sauce is finished cooking, it can be tossed with deep fried cauliflower.

Garnish with a few chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

garlic and ginger Sauce for Cauliflower

Maple Sriracha Sauce

Maple siracha sauce is a sweet and spicy sauce for roasted cauliflower. The sauce is actually made beforehand, and then drizzle on the cauliflower prior to baking it in the oven.

Olive oil is mixed together with sriracha sauce, maple syrup, and a little salt and pepper.

Coat cauliflower pieces in sauce, and bake in the oven until cauliflower is fork tender and golden brown.