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Spice-Rubbed Roasted Cauliflower Steak With Spinach Tahini Sauce [Vegan]

In this recipe, whole cauliflower steaks are rubbed with a special spice blend before being roasted in the oven until tender and juicy. It's then paired with creamy spinach tahini sauce that complements the heat of the spices. If you've never had cauliflower steak before, it's a dish that you must experience at least once.

Spice-Rubbed Roasted Cauliflower Steak With Spinach Tahini Sauce [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan


For the Spice Rub:

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic flakes-
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

For the Cauliflower:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, sliced into 3 pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

For the Spinach Tahini:

  • 1/2 cup spinach, loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon agave (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 340°F.

To Make the Spice Rub:

  1. Dry roast all the spices except cornstarch and pound in mortar and pestle.
  2. Add cornstarch to the pounded spices, mix well.

To Roast the Cauliflower:

  1. Slice the cauliflower into thick slices.
  2. Rub the spices on the cauliflower slices evenly-on both sides.
  3. Drizzle olive oil.
  4. Roast for 15 mins, flip once and roast for another 20 minutes.
  5. By this time, cauliflower will be very very tender. Flip the tray onto a plate to ensure cauliflower doesn’t fall apart.

To Make the Spinach Tahini Sauce:

  1. Pulse all the ingredients in a tiny-blender/food processor until smooth and creamy.
  2. Drizzle over the roasted cauliflower and enjoy.






I am Charanya, a vegan and gluten-free blogger and founder of Yes, I am Vegan. I am an IT lecturer by day and blogger by night. I have been vegan for three years now and gluten-free, the last year. One common question I get asked is, what do you eat? That's why I started blogging, to show the world, vegan and gluten-free food isn't hard to cook. You just need to look for it.



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169 comments on “Spice-Rubbed Roasted Cauliflower Steak With Spinach Tahini Sauce [Vegan]”

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Lois Christman
3 Months Ago

Cauliflower roasted is awesome so are other veggies

Josy Jump
3 Months Ago

Wow. Now this does look good. I love cauliflower.

McKenna Grace Fisher
10 Feb 2016

~ Great healthy satisfying nourishing food ~

McKenna Grace Fisher
10 Feb 2016

~ Great healthy satisfying nourishing food ~

Sofia Bach-Rodriguez
3 Months Ago

Janet Ortega

Kyle Lives
3 Months Ago

Christopher Peckham ask Brandi to make these for us next time.

Suzi Corby Foster
3 Months Ago

So good I love to eat this dish

Christy Horning Williams
3 Months Ago

That would be a great Halloween dish.

Mahima Khanna
3 Months Ago

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Michelle Fidelia
3 Months Ago

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Lysbeth Lynn Hirsch
3 Months Ago

Made a delicious stew last night with only onions, cauliflower, potatoes and water, from a Moosewood Restaurant cookbook. After cooking for about 15 minutes total, everything went into the blenders and out came this thick, creamy blend flavored with ground fennel seeds and ground cumin. I also added a bit of lemon pepper into my bowl.

Mariona Figueras Sánchez
3 Months Ago

Xavi Gelpí si les fas així sí q en menjo, va jajajaj

Xavi Gelpí
07 Feb 2016

Ho aconsegirem!! Habemus culiflower! Les farem del nostre hort urba i al forn de llenya

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