We love a good plant-based meat option. They have so much flavor, a delicious texture, and are just all-around amazing. However, sometimes it’s nice to have an entree made with mostly vegetables. In comes cauliflower steaks. While cauliflower steaks may not taste or have the texture of steaks, they are super delicious! There are so many different ways to flavor them and other ingredients you can add one to make them really stand out. You can add bread crumbs for a bit of a crunch, a spicy lime marinade for a bit of a kick. Cauliflowers are truly the perfect canvas. Check out these 12 tasty vegan cauliflower steaks!
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1. Cauliflower “Steaks” with a Chimichurri Sauce
2. Roasted Cauliflower Steak With Turmeric White Bean Dressing
Meaty cauliflower “steak” seasoned with a turmeric bean dressing (oil-free), roasted until tender on the inside with a golden-brown crust on the outside. It’s cauliflower-sliced lengthwise to create ”steak” shapes that are seasoned and roasted until soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. That’s it! So simple and so delicious. You will love Bianca the Green Creator‘s Roasted Cauliflower Steak With Turmeric White Bean Dressing!
3. Garlic Butter Cauliflower Steaks + Balsamic Veggies
If you have Gremolata left over, it’s great on any roasted veggie + it’s incredible on avocado toast! Without further ado, here is your deceptively easy, but fancy AF looking sheet pan meal: Garlic Butter Cauliflower Steaks + Balsamic Veggies by Megan Calipari.
4. Harissa Butter Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
The main flavor for these Harissa Butter Grilled Cauliflower Steaks by Megan Calipari is-you guessed it- harissa. Harissa is a North African hot chili paste. It has other spices and garlic in it as well making it really flavorful. So, it’s the perfect thing to add flavor to cauliflower steaks- which need a LOT of seasoning.
5. Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks
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Since cauliflower steaks essentially absorb any flavor you cook them in, they can be made in countless different ways! In this particular Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks recipe from Natalie Yonan, they are seasoned with lime, paprika, cumin, and agave nectar for a touch of sweetness. Simple, quick, and extremely flavorful!
6. Roasted Cauliflower Steaks With Adzuki Beans and Garlic Dressing
These Roasted Cauliflower Steaks With Adzuki Beans and Garlic Dressing by Angie Schneider are super flavorful! Thick cauli steaks are rubbed in garlicky oil, sprinkled with pepper, and then topped with hearty Adzuki beans. Healthy and filling.
7. Buffalo Cauliflower Steaks
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8. Roasted Cauliflower Steak
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9. Greek Cauliflower Steaks
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Cauliflower is one of those incredible foods that can do anything – make it into rice, a pizza crust, or an essential addition to a curry or pasta. However, it also does quite well standing on its own as an entree, and these Greek Cauliflower Steaks by Gabrielle St. Claire highlight the vegetable’s star power. The simple, roasted cauliflower is augmented by a creamy dill and lemon sauce and served on a bed of rice.
10. Cauliflower Steak With Pesto and Almond Cornmeal Crumbs
This recipe for oven-roasted Cauliflower Steak With Pesto and Almond Cornmeal Crumbs by Selva Wohlgemuth is a delight to the senses. The steaks are crispy, yet tender, and topped with a freshly made basil pesto and a crunchy, toasted almond and cornmeal crumble. Serve this crowd-pleasing entrée on a bed of fresh spinach with fresh tomatoes and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
11. One-Pan Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Steaks and Roasted Vegetables
This recipe for One-Pan Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Steaks and Roasted Vegetables by Margaret Chapman is a great way to prepare a diverse spread of vegetables all at once. The tangy marinade for the cauliflower steaks is offset by a delicious lemon pepper seasoning for the vegetables. And the best part is . . . there’s only one dish to do when you’re finished!
12. Crispy Baked Cauliflower Steaks
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Some vegetables are so flavorless. Take cauliflower, for instance. The fact that this cruciferous white veggie is lacking in robust flavor makes it the perfect canvas for flavor. In this recipe, cauliflower “steaks” are dipped in a creamy hemp batter and encrusted with a deliciously savory and zesty spice blend. After some time in the oven, these Crispy Baked Cauliflower Steaks by Celeste Meredith become a perfectly crispy and flavorful main for serving with salad, rice, or potatoes.
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
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- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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