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Cauliflower Steak Sandwich With Romesco Sauce [Vegan]

Garlicky cauliflower steaks are smothered in tangy Romesco tomato sauce and topped with a dollop of creamy cole slaw in these "steak" sandwiches. To say that they're hearty and flavorful would be an understatement. We guarantee you'll have one of those moments where you're so satisfied and full, but are dying to go back in time just so you can relive eating this sandwich. Try it and you'll see this is not a dramatization.

Cauliflower Steak Sandwich With Romesco Sauce [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan


For the Romesco Sauce:

  • 2 slices white sandwich bread, crust removed, lightly toasted, cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • 1 3/4 cups jarred roasted red peppers
  • 1 small ripe tomato, cut into slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

 For the Vegan Cole Slaw:

  • 1 1/2 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup of green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

For the Sandwich:

  • 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower, washed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 loaves ciabatta bread
  • 1 cup arugula, washed and dried


To Make the Romesco Sauce:

  1. Place the bread and almonds into a food processor and process until finely ground, about 15-20 seconds. Add in the peppers, tomato, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper and process until it reaches a mayonnaise-like consistency, about 25-30 seconds. Taste and add seasoning if necessary. Place in a jar with a lid and set aside.

To Make the Coleslaw:

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and gently stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. Place the cauliflower, stem side down, on a cutting board. Cut it into 3/4-inch thick “steaks”. Discard the ends. You should have 4 steaks.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet in medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add in 1 clove of minced garlic and stir for 15-20 seconds.
  4. Transfer 2 of the cauliflower steaks into the skillet and cook 8-10 minutes on each side. Once cooked, place them on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat the same process for the other 2 steaks using the leftover olive oil and garlic.

To Assemble the Sandwich:

  1. Cut the ciabatta bread lengthwise. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of romesco sauce on each half. Place a cauliflower steak on the bottom half. Top the steaks off with 3-4 tablespoons of coleslaw and some arugula. Press top half over the bottom.
  2. Repeat the same process for the second sandwich.






Aysegul is the voice and the photographer behind the food and lifestyle blog, Foolproof Living. She lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia and spends most of her time working on food photography projects, traveling to new destinations, and working on her blog. As she writes her recipes she makes sure that they are easy-to-follow and are made with everyday ingredients.



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14 comments on “Cauliflower Steak Sandwich With Romesco Sauce [Vegan]”

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Letty Isaacs
6 Months Ago

Love this

Kishen Ladva
6 Months Ago

Lakshmi Shanadi

Mike Chandler
6 Months Ago

Oh, oh emmmmm

Daniel Ellis
6 Months Ago

Caron Ellis

Giwrgos Mpogiatzhs
6 Months Ago

Jim Bablekis !!!

Jim Bablekis
26 Mar 2016

Fainetai dinato, etsi kseropsimeno p to xan :p . Kai pitsa apo kounoupidi exo ftiaksei kai trogotan mia xara

Giwrgos Mpogiatzhs
26 Mar 2016

ta paidia sthn geitonia ta kerases?

Giwrgos Mpogiatzhs
26 Mar 2016

malaka prosexe mhn kanoun kamia diarixh spiti k klepsoun thn pizza me kounoupidi, den paizeis m ayta

Jim Bablekis
26 Mar 2016

Kerasa mia geitonisa kai apo tote de m ksanamilise

Giwrgos Mpogiatzhs
26 Mar 2016

σκονη απο παταρ

Lisa M McLean
6 Months Ago

Romesco sauce and cauliflower. Nom nom. Sounds like a great combo.

Shannen Jennifer
6 Months Ago

Kamila i shall make this for us soon red pepper hummous oh yeaaaahhhh

Ale Maldonado
6 Months Ago

Karla Garcia No se te antoja. ?

6 Months Ago

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