Stir-Fried Spicy Cauliflower and Summer Squash

Here, chunks of cauliflower and tender summer squash are tossed in a store-bought chile-garlic sauce. Slideshow:  More Stir-Fry Recipes 

Stir-Fried Spicy Cauliflower and Summer Squash
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed

  • 1/2 pound summer squash, sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, sliced ½-inch thick

  • 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seed oil

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste

  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then stir in the onions. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the onions are soft.

  2. Add the garlic, squash and cauliflower and stir occasionally until the squash and cauliflower are lightly browned and tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce and sesame seed oil. Cook until heated through. Remove from the heat and toss with cilantro.

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