Rating: 4.5 stars 4.3
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 2

These grilled cauliflower steaks are not just beautifully caramelized with a flavorful smoky taste, the presentation is lovely! A delicious change from boring old steamed cauliflower. I like my cauliflower a little on the firm side, so add a few extra minutes if you like it softer.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
25 mins


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Whisk oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, smoked paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, and black pepper together in a bowl; set aside.

  • Remove the tough bottom leaves from each cauliflower, taking care not to remove the stem. Place cauliflower heads onto a cutting board with the stem side facing upwards; cut vertically on both sides of stem to remove loose florets. Reserve florets for another use.

  • Cut each cauliflower vertically through the stem into 2 even "steaks", 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick. Remove any remaining small leaves from each steak. Place cauliflower steaks on a baking sheet.

  • Brush one side of each steak with some of the oil mixture. Place steaks on the preheated grill, oiled-side down; grill for 5 minutes. Brush more oil mixture on top of steaks and gently flip over; grill until golden brown and slightly charred, 5 to 7 minutes more. Drizzle with any remaining oil and remove to a plate. Sprinkle with cilantro.


You can grill the extra cauliflower florets in a grill basket alongside steaks, or refrigerate for another use.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 8.9g; carbohydrates 27.5g; fat 14.1g; sodium 712.9mg. Full Nutrition