Roasted cauliflower 'steaks'

    45 min

    This simple recipe turns a whole cauliflower into delicious vegetable 'steaks' and make a great vegetarian alternative.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 whole cauliflower, trimmed
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste (optional)
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Line a baking tray with foil.
    2. Place the cauliflower on a cutting board with the stem side facing upwards; cut vertically into 4 steaks approximately even in thickness. Arrange 'steaks' onto the prepared tray. Drizzle olive oil over the 'steaks'; season with garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
    3. Roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes, turn with a spatula and continue to roast until soft in the middle and darkening around the edges, about 15 minutes more.

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    Used coconut spray oil and Weber garlic and herb seasoning! Awesome!!  -  06 Jan 2018


    This was delicious, but.....I bought a good sized Cauliflower that was bigger than a head of Iceberg Lettuce. I have very sharp knives. I was only able to get two good 1 inch steaks out of the head of Cauliflower. I mention this only because if you are planning on steaks for presentation, you will need more cauliflower than one head. The two ends were roasted and are equally delicious, but I only have two "steaks" out of one head. This is so good, you might want to make at least two heads of cauliflower anyway......I keep eating the florets right out of the pan! I seasoned this with Garlic Garni (a mixed garlic and pepper seasoning) Again, DELICIOUS! Thanks for a great recipe!  -  09 Jan 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We tried these last night. I followed the recipe leaving out the salt but used the garlic powder and fresh ground pepper. I used a romanesco green cauliflower which is pointy and spiky instead of round. I was only able to get two 'steaks' about 1 inch each from a 1 kilo cauliflower. I tossed the fallout pieces with the oil mixture and then brushed the remaining mixture on the 'steaks'. I served it with balsamic glaze drizzled over it. The fun shape (they looked like Christmas trees) and the immense flavour even attracted the kids who claim not to like cauliflower. The cooking time turned out perfect for me. Definite keeper method to serve cauliflower. Thanks SPetrocelly  -  17 Nov 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)