You might've tried boiling, mashing, and even turning cauliflower into 'rice'. For a different take on cauliflower, try these oven-roasted cauliflower steaks seasoned with a simple lemon-garlic sauce. Serve the steaks with chimichurri sauce or topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, sliced green olives and crumbled feta cheese.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Place cauliflower steaks on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Brush 1/2 of the olive oil mixture over the tops of the cauliflower steaks.

  • Roast cauliflower steaks in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Gently turn over each steak and brush with remaining olive oil mixture. Continue roasting until tender and golden, 15 to 20 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 12.1g; fat 13.8g; sodium 63.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2014
As a lover of roasted cauliflower this not only presents well, the flavors are spot on. I used Meyer lemon infused olive oil. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2015
Not bad but seemed to need something; I'm not sure what. Flavor was lacking. Also the steaks were a little mushy. I followed the recipe exactly as written. I might try this again and next time add more spices maybe some curry powder? It's a good idea but IMO it needs some work. Read More
(9)
231 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 168
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2014
As a lover of roasted cauliflower this not only presents well, the flavors are spot on. I used Meyer lemon infused olive oil. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2015
Pros: after sprinkling some fresh parmesan, finely sliced scallions, salted butter 1 tbsp, it was super yummy! Cons: i could not get steaks, more like large chunks of cauliflower, 1 head of cauliflower only served 2, and i had to bake at 375 covered for 35 min, then broil for 7-10 min to get the perfect texture of cooked and crunchy!! I still gave it 5 stars because it was a great recipe that can be easily changed to your liking! Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2014
This was the first time I have ever cooked cauliflower. I am happy with the results. The only things I changed were to omit the red pepper flakes and use bottled garlic instead of fresh. I was only able to get two intact "steaks" out of my cauliflower, so if you are planning to serve each person a whole steak, you might want to pick up more than one head at the market. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2015
This was a FABULOUS & EASY & ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS recipe. My "tweaks" were two: 1) I minced 4 cloves of garlic; and, 2) I saved about 2 Tbls of the basting marinade and drizzled it over the roasted cauliflower when they came out of the oven--which really brightened the flavor! (Oh, I couldn't slice the cauliflower into "steak slices" so I just roasted big florets. Still FANTASTIC! Will try using this marinade on broccoli and asparagus and bell pepper....and eggplant! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2015
This is a wonderful recipe. I often end up letting cauliflower go to waste because I don't get around to cooking it...mainly because it just never seems appetizing when I am looking in the fridge for "what's for dinner" -- but that won't happen again with this great recipe -- it is extremely easy and extremely delicious!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2017
Excellent on the grill!! Too hot to run the oven that hot in our SW summer desert. Followed recipe but roasted on the grill in my cast iron grill pan. You will only get two full " steaks" out of a fairly large head, the rest will crumble into large and small pieces. Using the grill pan right on the grill enables you to toss the pieces in with the steaks, way less mess on your grill. I brushed bottom of pan with the olive oil garlic mix, place the cauliflower in pan then rush the tops lightly and close the lid on the grill on medium heat (400 degrees). Veggies will start to sizzle in pan after a few minutes. Turn veggies after about 10 mins, cook until tender and visible grill marks. Cauliflower took about the same amount of time as my chicken kabobs on the other side of grill. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2018
Every Sunday I roast a veritable farmer's market worth of vegetables, this has become my go-to recipe for cauliflower/broccoli. Admittedly, I don't do steaks all the time, I do florets in the majority, but the flavor is divine either way. It is very quick and easy to mix up and the flavors meld beautifully. Just enough spice to keep it interesting, and the acidity of the lemon counters the bitter of the veg. I do enough for a week and use them in salads, reheat for sides, a great addition to tacos, or cold straight from the fridge (I have no shame!). Thank you for this wonderful recipe - it is a keeper!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2018
This recipe is delicious. Notes: broke the cauliflower into florets, mixed up the olive oil with the lemon juice and seasonings, put the florets and the olive oil mixture in a large baggie to coat the florets, arranged on sheet pan lined with parchment, roasted for 15 minutes then turned over the florets and roasted for another 15 minutes. Very tasty cauliflower! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2015
I made this exactly as the recipe said. I think the picture showed red and yellow peppers julienned and roasted too. I didn't have luck with the steaks either, so I just followed the directions but with Florets. A great substitute for pasta and potatoes. It tasted great!! Hubby loved it, too!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2015
Not bad but seemed to need something; I'm not sure what. Flavor was lacking. Also the steaks were a little mushy. I followed the recipe exactly as written. I might try this again and next time add more spices maybe some curry powder? It's a good idea but IMO it needs some work. Read More
(9)
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