Cauliflower has to be the most transformative vegetable. It can be turned into pizza, rice, pasta sauce, a smoothie (not my favourite application) and now cauliflower steaks. It tastes nothing like steak to be clear but it’s big, thick and smothered in a spicy smoky rub that turns it into a delicious piece of vegetable. I pared it with this chimichurri and some feta cheese which balanced the spiciness and made for a delightful lunch.


Smoky cauliflower steaks with chimichurri

These smoky cauliflower steaks are covered in a smoky spice rub and served with chimichurri and feta. Serve for a lighter lunch or as a side.
Course: Mains, Sides
Dietary: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegetarian, Wheat Free
Servings: 2 servings


smoky cauliflower steaks

  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp smoky paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


  • 2 C fresh parsley
  • 1 red chilli deseeded
  • 1/2 avocado flesh only
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • salt to taste


  • feta cheese and fresh parsley to serve


  • Wash the cauliflower well. Slice it into thick slices (some of the trees will fall off, that’s ok you can coat them with spice and roast them along with the steaks).
  • Add the olive oil and spices to a bowl and mix well.
  • Using a pastry brush, dip it into the paste and brush the cauliflower making sure to evenly coat it – you want that spiciness in every nook and cranny.
  • Place on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.
  • While the cauliflower is roasting you can make the chimichurri by combining all the ingredients in a blender and blending until smooth.
  • Serve the steaks with the chimichurri.


Smoky cauliflower steaks with chimichurri



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