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Chimichurri Cauliflower Steaks

Perfectly golden brown and tender cauliflower steaks topped with our favourite zesty, inexperienced chimichurri sauce. Enjoy this simple plant-based recipe as your essential meal or as a aspect to different dishes. Jump to the Chimichurri Cauliflower Steaks Recipe

Chimichurri Cauliflower Steaks

We Love Cauliflower Steaks!

We love roasted cauliflower as proven by this tacky roasted cauliflower, this buffalo model and this roasted cauliflower with chili and lime. As a lot as we love all three of these recipes, these cauliflower steaks nonetheless blow our minds.

Roasted cauliflower steaks with chimichurri sauce spooned over the top

First off, since every steak is sliced in order that the cauliflower lays flat, the extent of caramelization and browning is superb. I imply, simply have a look at how golden brown they give the impression of being!

Step photo showing how to cook cauliflower steaks in a skillet. The cauliflower is golden brown and lightly seasoned with salt.

Second, the mixture of toasty golden brown cauliflower and our zesty, recent chimichurri sauce is outrageously good. Chimichurri is a straightforward mixture of parsley, garlic, olive oil and crimson wine vinegar and is commonly discovered spooned on high of grilled meats, however I’ve to say that I’m simply as pleased when including it to my cauliflower steak. It actually is that good.

How to chop cauliflower in to steaks

The trick to cauliflower steaks that don’t collapse is to ensure that every steak has a few of the stalk hooked up. You can get two thick steaks out of 1 medium cauliflower.

Simply slice the pinnacle of cauliflower in half via the stalk, after which trim the rounded edge of every half, leaving about 1 1/2-inch thick slices that also have the stem hooked up. You can see us do that in our video!

Cooking the steaks

For the perfect cauliflower steaks, begin them in an oven-safe skillet. This implies that we will get the right golden brown sear on each side earlier than ending the steaks within the oven the place they change into tender.

If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, don’t fear. Simply begin them in a daily skillet after which switch them to a baking sheet to complete within the oven.

How to serve them

These are hearty and actually can stand alone as a essential meal. I like serving them subsequent to a salad, with quinoa or with rice (like this cilantro lime rice).

You may serve these as a aspect dish — take into account splitting every steak into two to make 4 aspect parts. Serve them alongside black bean burgers or a hearty salad like this black bean and quinoa salad. They are additionally wonderful alongside shrimp or meat dishes. Try these garlic butter shrimp or this tender cooked salmon.

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Chimichurri Cauliflower Steaks

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Enjoy these cauliflower steaks with chimichurri sauce as a plant-based essential dish or served as a tasty aspect. We lower our steaks thick, which implies that one cauliflower will make two steaks. You may have unused cauliflower after chopping the steaks, however don’t fear, these can be utilized to make cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower or roasted alongside the steaks and saved for an additional meal.

The recipe for chimichurri sauce makes about 1 cup. You may have lots left over for use in different dishes. Take a have a look at the unique sauce recipe for ideas on different methods to make use of it.

Makes 2 servings or 4 aspect parts

Watch Us Make the Recipe

You Will Need

Cauliflower Steaks

1 medium head of cauliflower

2 to three tablespoons olive oil

Salt, to style

4 tablespoons chimichurri sauce or extra to style, recipe under

For Chimichurri Sauce (Makes about 1 cup)

2 cups (50 grams) packed parsley leaves and tender stems

3 to 4 garlic cloves (1 tablespoon minced)

1 medium shallot

1/2 to three/4 teaspoon high quality sea salt

1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed crimson pepper flakes or 1 jalapeño or fresno chili pepper, finely chopped

1/2 cup (120 ml) extra-virgin olive oil

1/3 cup (80 ml) crimson wine vinegar


  • Prepare Cauliflower
  • Heat the oven to 400 levels Fahrenheit.

    Remove the massive outer leaves of the cauliflower and trim a small quantity of the stem to create a flat base. Cut the cauliflower in half, from rounded high to stem.

    To make every cauliflower steak, trim the rounded edge of every cauliflower half, leaving about 1 1/2-inch thick slices that also have the stem hooked up (see our video for a tutorial). Save the trimmed cauliflower for an additional recipe like cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower or for snacking throughout one other meal.

    Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe saucepan over medium warmth. Place the cauliflower steaks into the recent oil and prepare dinner till deep golden brown, about 5 minutes. It helps to often transfer the steaks in order that the oil will get beneath. Carefully flip the steaks, after which prepare dinner one other 3 to five minutes or till the second aspect is nicely browned. As the second aspect browns, season the steaks with salt.

    (If you should not have an oven-safe skillet, you’ll be able to brown the steaks in a daily skillet, after which rigorously switch them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.)

    Slide the oven-safe pan into the oven and roast the steaks till the stems are tender and might be pierced with a fork, 8 to 10 minutes.

    Serve cauliflower steaks with a beneficiant spoonful of chimichurri sauce on high. For aspect parts, slice every steak in half after which serve.

    • Make Sauce
    • Make the sauce by hand: Mince the garlic and shallot, after which add to a medium bowl. Finely chop the parsley then add to the bowl together with the salt, crimson pepper flakes, olive oil and the crimson wine vinegar. Stir then style style and season with extra salt or crimson pepper flakes if wanted.

      Make the sauce in a meals processor (or blender): Add garlic and shallots to the bowl of a meals processor (or blender), after which pulse till minced. Add the parsley, salt and crimson pepper flakes. Pulse till the parsley is chopped small. Scrape the perimeters, after which pour within the olive oil and crimson wine vinegar. Pulse just a few extra instances till the sauce comes collectively. Taste and season with extra salt or crimson pepper flakes if wanted.

      Storing: The sauce is superb the day you make it, however it should final just a few days in your fridge (you simply may discover the parsley’s inexperienced dulls barely).

Adam and Joanne’s Tips

  • For the chimichurri, Once you might have the bottom recipe, you’ll be able to mess around with it relying on what components you might have available. Try switching parsley for cilantro, or use a mixture of each herbs. A bit of recent mint or oregano can also be a pleasant addition.
  • Nutrition Facts: The vitamin information offered under are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.

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Nutrition Per Serving: Calories 325 / Total Fat 28.8g / Saturated Fat 4.4g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 678.9mg / Carbohydrate 16.6g / Dietary Fiber 6.9g / Total Sugars 5.6g / Protein 6.6g

AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher


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