Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

The weather has been fantastic lately and it’s hard to stay indoors. We’re cooking outdoors more and these grilled cauliflower steaks topped with all our favorite cheeses has become an alfresco favorite.

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Since the sun is out more,  our citrus trees are happier than ever. With a good amount of rain so far this year, the garden is blooming like crazy. Everyone is enjoying the warmer weather and we’re definitely spending much more time outside. Grilling has been on our agenda so much lately and we’re not even tired of it at all. But with so much grilling what we’ve definitely been changing up is what we’ve been grilling. Steaks, chicken and meat is always better with veggies and that’s why our focus lately has been grilling all types of veggies in different marinades and styles.

Thick slices of cauliflower grilled to a nice crispy char is one of our favorite side dishes, ever.

Watch making the Grilled Cauliflower Steaks:

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Topped with an always rotating and changing variety of cheese, these grilled cauliflower steaks never gets old. We’ll start with our simple and delicious marinade and then change the toppings. Or we’ll adjust our marinade with a little more spice, zest or tang. It always turns out great because the cauliflower absorbs the flavors so well and then the grill finishes it off to perfection.

It’s always a favorite dish for our vegetarian friends and non-veggie friends. We have to make double or triple the amount of these grilled cauliflower steaks because they’re hard to resist. It can be a meal in itself. And for anyone who has ever doubted cauliflower, give this a bite and guaranteed they’ll be hooked! We’re now obsessed with this grilled cauliflower recipe and hope you will too when it’s time to eat outside.

Enjoy these grilled cauliflower steaks! ,

diane and todd

Enjoy more of our Cauliflower Recipes Here. 

Here’s a great Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe that’s low carb ad 100% cauliflower.

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Grilled Garlic Cauliflower Steaks
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

When slicing the head of cauliflower, try to have as much stem included as possible. The stem is what holds the cauliflower into “steaks” or one large slice. You’ll definitely have some random small broken pieces, but hopefully you’ll have at least 2 slices that are whole “steaks”.

Grill Baskets - Some days we just don't want to bother with carefully managing every single chunk of cauliflower. Throw them all into a grill basket and grill from there. Easy-peasy. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 231 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower , sliced about 1/2” thick
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire or soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or herbs of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • kosher salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 cup cheese (feta, cotija, parmesan, cheddar)
  • 2 Tablespoons minced parsley or cilantro
Directions
  1. Pre-heat grill to medium-high to high heat. Scrape the grill grates to make sure they are clean.
  2. In bowl, combine oil, garlic, Worcestershire or soy sauce, dried herbs, lemon pepper seasoning, chili powder, and onion powder. Whisk ingredients together. Brush the marinade on both all sides of the cauliflower slices. Sprinkle salt and pepper to top of steaks to taste.
  3. Gently place marinated cauliflower steaks on grill. Cook the steaks for about 2-4 minutes each side, or until nicely charred with crispy edges. Be gentle in flipping the cauliflower to try to keep them as a whole large slice.
  4. Lay steaks on platter and sprinkle with cheese while the cauliflower is still hot so cheese can melt. Sprinkle with parsley or cilantro and enjoy!
{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Maria

    If you bake them in the oven, how long do you cook them for?

    1. Todd & Diane

      We’ve roasted it many times in the oven at 425 F for about 25-30 minutes, flipping once after 15 minutes. It also depends on how thick you cut the cauliflower so keep checking to see how quickly they cook in your oven. Enjoy!

  2. thefolia

    Happy grilling and of course happy feasting.

  3. sweetteasweetie (@SweetTSweetie)

    Yum! What a fun way to cook cauliflower!
    Kari

  4. corneliaweberphotography

    Splendid recipe, thank you for sharing. I am a big admirer of your food photography, as I once took part of your Creativelive webinars.

    1. Todd & Diane

      thanks so much! We had fun on Creative Live. 🙂

  5. Terri

    I wonder if these “steaks” can be made in the oven, possibly under high temperature, around 400 ???

    1. Todd & Diane

      Hi Terri,
      Yes! These can totally be made in the oven roasted at 400 degrees F. In fact, we made it yesterday roasted in the oven and it turned out great. It helps to flip them about half way through the cooking time so that the cauliflower gets an even crust. Enjoy!

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