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Cutting cauliflower into "steaks" and cooking them on a grill creates wonderful caramelized edges and smoky flavor. Topped with nutty Parmesan and earthy truffle oil, this is sure to become your favorite way to eat 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
4 cauliflower steaks


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Whisk oil, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 and gently flip over; grill until golden brown and slightly charred, 5 to 7 minutes more. Remove to a platter and drizzle with truffle oil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Cook's Notes:

I like to shred my own cheese as I find it melts better.

For more char and to speed up the cooking process, grill with the lid down.

Reserve florets for another use.

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 22.8g; fat 22.4g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 785.3mg. Full Nutrition