Recipe For Cauliflower Steaks On The Grill

This recipe for grilled cauliflower steaks is a summertime favorite as a main or side dish because they are tender and have a smoky-sweet flavor.

If you don’t believe me, try setting out a platter of raw vegetables with Mediterranean hummus and bowls of ranch dressing for dipping. Chances are, the carrots, celery, and bell peppers will disappear long before the bland white cauli florets. One reason may be that raw cauliflower lacks flavor; even with a sprinkle of salt or all-purpose seasoning, it can feel like something is missing.

Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium. Brush each side of cauliflower steaks with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Grill cauliflower steaks for 7 minutes on the first side to develop visible grill marks. Gently flip with tongs and grill 5 to 7 minutes more to your desired tenderness.
  1. 1.6 lb cauliflower 2 small.
  2. 1/3 cup olive oil.
  3. 0.3 oz garlic 3 cloves.
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  5. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  6. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
  7. 1/4 teaspoon paprika.
  8. 1/2 lemon to serve with.

Gordon Ramsay makes a Cauliflower Steak?!?

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks 🔗

Grilled cauliflower steaks are tender, with smoky-sweet flavor. As a main or side dish, this cauliflower steak recipe is a summertime favorite!

Prep: 15min

Total: 25min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 243 kcal, Carbohydrate 28 g, Protein 7 g, Fat 15 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Sodium 769 mg, Fiber 9 g, Sugar 11 g, servingSize 1 serving


  • 2 ea. cauliflower (large heads)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp guajillo powder (or other chile powder)
  • 1 tbsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 lime (cut into wedges to serve)


  1. Preheat grill to 425°F.
  2. Trim stem and remove green leaves from cauliflower. Lay veggie flat on a cutting board (stem side down). Cut small portion off two sides, then slice to create 3 to 4 "steaks" about 3/4 inch thick. Save remaining florets for another recipe. Place "steaks" on a lined sheet pan and set aside.
  3. Zest 1 of the limes into a small bowl. Add olive oil, 1/4 cup lime juice, honey, chile and garlic powders, salt and cumin. Whisk together and baste the tops of each of the cauliflower steaks.
  4. Place cauliflower steaks on the grill and baste tops before closing lid. Grill for 5 minutes. Use tongs to carefully turn cauliflower steaks over. Continue grilling another 5 minutes. Baste with any remaining chile sauce.
  5. Serve with chopped cilantro and lime wedges. Great as a main or side vegetable.


What is the best way to cut cauliflower steaks?

I would avoid boiling because it will turn the cauliflower damp and mushy. Just cut your cauliflower into florets, coat them with oil, and roast at a high temperature for 25 minutes to get tender roasted cauliflower.

Why do you soak cauliflower?

Pro tip: To remove and kill any unintended protein sources from your organic cauliflower, soak the head in salt water for 30 minutes prior to cooking. After soaking, give the head a quick rinse under cool water. If you’re worried about creatures like worms and insects hanging out in your organic cauliflower, do this.

Does cauliflower steak taste good?

While this won’t pass for an actual steak, the cauliflower steaks taste great and are simple to make. They have a meaty, hearty texture like steak, are very satisfying, and you can put sauces, like chimichurri, on them just like you would a steak.

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