Recipe By France C
Published Sep 7th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 cauliflower steaks Calories 239.8

Cutting cauliflower into “steaks” and grilling them not only gives a flavorful, caramelized, and smoky taste, the presentation is lovely! A delicious change from boring old steamed cauliflower! I like my cauliflower a little on the firm side, so add a few extra minutes if you like it softer.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 large heads cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. 2 Whisk oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, smoked paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, and black pepper together in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. 3 Remove the tough bottom leaves from each cauliflower, taking care not to remove the stem. Place the cauliflower heads onto a cutting board with the stem side facing upwards; cut vertically on both sides of the stem to remove the loose florets. Reserve florets for another use.
  4. 4 Cut each cauliflower vertically through the stem into 2 even "steaks", 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick. Remove any remaining small leaves from each steak. Place the 4 steaks on a baking sheet.
  5. 5 Brush one side of the steaks with some of the oil mixture. Place steaks on the grill, oiled side down; grill for 5 minutes. Brush more oil mixture on top of the steaks and gently flip over; grill until golden brown and slightly charred, 5 to 7 minutes more. Drizzle with any remaining oil and remove to a plate. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 239.8
  • Carbohydrate 27.5 g
  • Fat 14.1 g
  • Fiber 12.2 g
  • Protein 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Sodium 712.9 mg
  • Sugar 11.3 g

Chef's Notes

You can grill the extra cauliflower florets in a grill basket alongside the steaks, or refrigerate for another use.


  1. I love cauliflower and this was something different to try. It was really good. It took longer to cook on my gas grill, but I’ll try a higher heat next time. Only change was to add some red pepper flakes to the mix.
  2. These are so tasty! A nice side dish to make along side your grilled meat or fish. Will be making again!
  3. This was so delicious! Thank you.
  4. Always looking for new ideas and this caught my eye. I had a head of cauliflower and figured I’d give it a try.
  5. Excellent
  6. This was surprisingly delicious. I did cook mine a little longer and I added hot pepper flakes to the brushing sauce. It was so easy to make and I just threw it on the grill with Kevin's Orange Chicken. Mmmm yum!
  7. Really flavorful! I had a hard time cutting the cauliflower into "steak" shapes and it just crumbled under the knife, so I just stir fried it and added spring onion and cayenne pepper.
  8. Quick, easy and delicious. Great way to serve cauliflower.

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