Cauliflower has been having a moment, and for good reason. It truly is a versatile vegetable that can basically fit into any type of recipe. However, my problem with most cauliflower based recipes is that they lack protein and do not keep me full very long. This Vegan Hot Honey Sticky Cauliflower and Chickpeas recipe is perfect when you want a cauliflower based dish with substance.
The chickpeas add plant protein and extra fiber. Plus they crisp up nicely on the sheet pan with the cauliflower and add texture to the dish.
Why you'll love this recipe:
- It is high in protein, unlike most cauliflower recipes this will leave you feeling satisfied.
- It is vegan, gluten free and plant based.
- It is made on one sheet pan.
- The sauce is sticky, sweet and spicy.
- It is easy to make.
- It is packed with fiber
- hot sauce
- maple syrup
- soy sauce
- rice vinegar
- hot sauce
- arrowroot powder or cornstarch
Toss cauliflower and chickpeas in spices and bake until crisp.
Mix together sauce ingredients and simmer until thickened.
Toss together sauce, cauliflower and chickpeas.
Serve with sides and toppings and dig in!
Store the leftovers in a sealed container in your refrigerator for 2-3 days.
- Rice vinegar- can be subbed with apple cider vinegar or another neutral tasting vinegar
- Arrowroot powder- can be subbed with cornstarch
- Chickpeas - could be subbed with crispy tofu
- Maple syrup- can be subbed with honey
- Hot sauce- could be subbed with sriracha
Frequently asked questions
Other yummy plant based dinners to try
- Roasted tomato and white bean stew
- Sticky tofu stir fry with vegan teriyaki sauce
- Vegan red lentil curry
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Hot Honey Sticky Cauliflower and Chickpeas
This Hot Honey Sticky Cauliflower and Chickpeas is a delicious vegan dinner recipe.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 35
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 3 servings 1x
- Category: dinner
- Method: oven
- Cuisine: american
This makes 2-3 servings Cauliflower and Chickpeas
- 1 head cauliflower - cut into small florets
- 1 can chickpeas - drained
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- salt/pepper to taste
- 1 garlic clove - minced
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey (honey is not vegan)
- ¼ cup soy sauce or aminos
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoon rice vinegar (or sub apple cider vinegar)
- 3 tbsp hot sauce
- 1 tbsp arrowroot powder/starch or cornstarch
- cooked brown rice, quinoa or grain of choice
- Thinly sliced scallions (for topping)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Toss chickpeas and cauliflower in oil and spices. Roast for 35-45 minutes or until browned on a lined sheet pan.
- When your cauliflower and chickpeas have finished cooking, begin your sauce. Mix together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and then transfer to a sauce pan over medium high heat. Stir or whisk until sauce has thickened, this will take 1-2 minutes.
- Pour sauce over chickpeas and cauliflower and stir until fully combined.
- Serve cauliflower and chickpeas with rice and top with scallions.
Do not overcook your sauce, this will lead to it being clumpy and overly thick.
Keywords: Vegan Hot Honey Sticky Cauliflower and Chickpeas
This is the best recipe ever. I make it at least 2x a month! Even my dad who hates vegan food loves it haha. SOOO good and easy to do.
Seriously good food. Tastes better than take out, a real pleasure to make and even tastes good cold! I'm not vegan and this was soooo satisfying as good as any meaty dinner!!
Made this a few days ago and can’t wait to make again! Like another commenter said, it’s better than takeout and so simple! You could even cut down chopping time by using frozen cauliflower!
Really good! And so easy to make! I used 1 tablespoon of sriracha in place of 3 tablespoons of a hot sauce. That was the perfect amount of heat for me!
Pretty good! Timing was a little off for my personal oven, but I will totally make this again. Very easy recipe.
Thanks for the review May!