Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Garlic Herb Sauce: A Culinary Ode to Plant-Based Innovation

Cauliflower, once overlooked in favor of its greener cousin broccoli, has emerged as a culinary superstar in its own right. Organic Cauliflower, with its natural sweetness and incredible versatility, is particularly prized. Our recipe for Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Garlic Herb Sauce transforms this humble vegetable into a savory, spicy main course that even meat-lovers will adore. Paired with a fragrant garlic herb sauce, these cauliflower steaks are not just a dish but a gastronomic experience, promising a burst of flavors and a satisfying bite.


Organic Cauliflower https://greenelly.com/product/lakeside-organic-gardens-organic-cauliflower-1-ct/ (1 large head)
Olive Oil (1/4 cup)
Paprika (2 teaspoons)
Ground Cumin (1 teaspoon)
Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 teaspoon)
Salt (to taste)
Black Pepper (to taste)
Garlic Herb Sauce:
Fresh Parsley (1/2 cup, chopped)
Fresh Cilantro (1/2 cup, chopped)
Garlic (3 cloves, minced)
Lemon Juice (from 1 lemon)
Olive Oil (1/3 cup)
Salt (to taste)
Black Pepper (to taste)

Steps to Prepare:

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Garlic Herb Sauce: A Culinary Ode to Plant-Based Innovation
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Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 400°F (200°C) and allow it to reach temperature while you prepare the cauliflower.

Prepare the Cauliflower Steaks: Remove any outer leaves from the cauliflower and trim the stem end, leaving the core intact. Place the cauliflower core side down and slice into 1/2-inch-thick steaks. You should be able to get 2 to 3 large steaks from a head of cauliflower.

Season the Cauliflower: In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, paprika, ground cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Brush both sides of each cauliflower steak with the spice mixture until well coated.

Roast the Cauliflower: Arrange the seasoned cauliflower steaks in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and golden brown, with crispy edges. Flip once halfway through roasting for even cooking.

While the Cauliflower Roasts, Make the Garlic Herb Sauce: Combine the parsley, cilantro, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Blend until smooth, adding a bit more oil if necessary to reach your desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Serve: Once the cauliflower steaks are done, plate them, and generously drizzle with the garlic herb sauce. Serve immediately, garnished with additional herbs or lemon wedges if desired.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Garlic Herb Sauce is a celebration of the inherent beauty and flavor of organic vegetables. This dish is not only visually appealing and tantalizingly aromatic, but it’s also a healthy, satisfying main that can stand proudly beside any traditional steak. The spicy warmth of the seasoning contrasts perfectly with the cool, herbaceous, garlicky sauce, creating a symphony of flavors that sing with each bite. Ideal for those on a plant-based diet, fans of spicy cuisine, or anyone looking to explore the delightful potential of cauliflower, this dish is sure to become a favorite.