Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

perfect for Meatless Monday
Perfect for Meatless Monday
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For chimichurri sauce:
½ cup Parsley fresh, chopped
¼ cup Cilantro fresh, chopped
4 cloves Garlic roughly chopped
½ tsp Dried oregano
¼ tsp Red pepper flakes or to taste
2 tbsp Lemon juice
Salt to taste
¼ cup Olive oil
Black pepper to taste
For cauliflower steaks:
1 head Cauliflower large
2 tbsp Olive oil
Salt generous sprinkle

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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks


Looking for an easy vegan main or a side dish? Try these Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with chimichurri sauce. Thick slabs of cauliflower steaks get roasted in the oven until golden brown and tender and then smothered in a bright herby, garlicky, and spicy sauce. This is a dish that will please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike and warm you up if the weather is miserable outside.

Roasting the cauliflower steaks is so easy. First, remove any outer layer leaves and trim the bottom of the stem from the cauliflower. Then use a long sharp knife to slice the cauliflower head in half. Cut each half in half again, making 1 to 1 ½ inches thick cauliflower steak with each half. There will be some leftover cauliflower florets after making the steaks. You can use these leftovers to make this delicious leak and turmeric soup, which is also vegan-friendly. Place the cauliflower steaks on a baking sheet, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes until nice and golden brown, also charred on spots. Halfway through roasting, flip the steaks and brush them with more olive oil. For the chimichurri sauce, I like using a mix of parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic, and a good pinch of red pepper flakes for a really good flavorful kick. Feel free to adjust the amounts of pepper to your liking. Also, start making the sauce at least half an hour in advance to let the flavors meld and mingle.

To make the Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with chimichurri sauce, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Steps to make Roasted Cauliflower Steaks


Prepare chimichurri sauce


In a food processor, combine ½ cup chopped parsley, ¼ cup chopped cilantro, 4 chopped cloves garlic, ½ teaspoon dried oregano, ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more to taste), and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Pulse until finely minced. Then, slowly add in ¼ cup olive oil until smooth.


Allow to stand


Set the chimichurri sauce aside to let the flavors meld. Add more salt and pepper to taste.


Heat oven

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 °F.


Prepare cauliflower


Remove the outer layer leaves and trim the bottom of the stem from the cauliflower. Using a long sharp knife, slice the cauliflower head in half. Then cut each half in half again, making 1 to 1 ½ inches thick cauliflower steak with each half. Reserve the leftover cauliflower florets for another recipe.


Brush with oil


Arrange the cauliflower steaks on a baking sheet. Brush the top with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.




Roast the cauliflower steaks for 15 minutes, then flip and brush the tops with the remaining olive oil. Continue roasting for 15-20 minutes more or until golden brown and charred on spots.



Once out of the oven, spread a generous amount of the chimichurri sauce on top and serve! Enjoy!

This Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri recipe is as simple as it is delicious. Just slice, season, and roast! If you make this recipe, leave a comment to let us know how you liked it, and tag #cookmerecipes in your photos on Instagram.

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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It's a hearty and satisfying plant-based meal. Thanks for sharing healthy recipe!

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