Stir-Fried Cauliflower & Mustard Greens in Lemon-Sesame Sauce

November 5, 2019

The mild character of cauliflower is the perfect complement to the strong flavor of mustard greens. Rich in calcium and iron, mustard greens have a sharp taste that helps support the work of your liver as it metabolizes macronutrients and aids the body in ridding itself of toxins.

Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredient List:


  • Avocado or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small leek, split lengthwise, rinsed well, 1-inch slices
  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic, crushed and minced
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • organic soy sauce
  • ½ head cauliflower, small florets
  • 1 bunch mustard greens, rinsed well, sliced into bite-sized pieces

Lemon-Sesame Sauce

  • 1/4 cup sesame tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon brown rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown rice syrup
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • small handful black sesame seeds, lightly toasted, for garnish

Step By Step Instructions:

Heat a small amount of oil in a deep skillet or wok.  Stir-fry leek, garlic and lemon rind with a splash of soy sauce, until the leeks are wilted, about 1-2 minutes. Add cauliflower, a splash of soy sauce and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add greens, season lightly with soy sauce and stir-fry until just wilted and a rich, deep green.

Prepare the sauce by simply mixing ingredients together until smooth and creamy, adjusting seasoning to your taste. Just before serving, stir lemon-sesame sauce into cooked vegetables. Serve immediately.