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Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Cutting cauliflower into "steaks" and grilling them not only gives a flavorful, caramelized, and 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."
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25 m servings 240
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 cauliflower steaks)


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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Whisk oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, smoked paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, and black pepper together in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Remove the tough bottom leaves from each cauliflower, taking care not to remove the stem. Place the cauliflower heads onto a cutting board with the stem side facing upwards; cut vertically on both sides of the stem to remove the loose florets. Reserve florets for another use.
  4. 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 the 4 steaks on a baking sheet.
  5. Brush one side of the steaks with some of the oil mixture. Place steaks on the grill, oiled side down; grill for 5 minutes. Brush more oil mixture on top of the 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.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can grill the extra cauliflower florets in a grill basket alongside the steaks, or refrigerate for another use.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 240 calories; 14.1 27.5 8.9 0 713 Full nutrition

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Really flavorful! I had a hard time cutting the cauliflower into "steak" shapes and it just crumbled under the knife, so I just stir fried it and added spring onion and cayenne pepper.

Quick, easy and delicious. Great way to serve cauliflower.