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Cauliflower Steaks on a large white plate garnished with chimichurri sauce
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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Add some flavor to your meals with these delicious oven roasted cauliflower steaks - it's an easy and quick vegan side dish you can customize
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 274kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 2 large heads cauliflower
  • cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • Chimichurri for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice the cauliflower into 1 ½-inch thickness, making sure to leave the large stem at the bottom intact. You should get about 4-6 “steaks”. Keep the extra florets that fall off for another use.
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Place cauliflower slices in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush each slice with the olive oil mixture on both sides.
  • Roast in the oven until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes, flipping carefully halfway.
  • Serve immediately drizzled with Chimichurri sauce, if desired.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. The cauliflower will soften in the fridge and best reheated in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes.
Freezing: While it's best to enjoy this side dish fresh from the oven, you can freeze any leftovers. Place flat in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Cook from frozen in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 900mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 493IU | Vitamin C: 145mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg