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Cauliflower Steaks with Peri-Peri Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
These Cauliflower Steaks with Peri-Peri Sauce are SUPER amped-up in flavor! 
Course: Vegetarian
Cuisine: African
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 310 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Cauliflower Steaks
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Peri-Peri Sauce
  • 1 red onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 Red Fresno Chilies stems removed
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper,
  • 1 large ripe tomato, skins removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large lemon, zest and juiced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
Cauliflower Steaks
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees . Remove leaves from stem of cauliflower. Leave the core intact. Place cauliflower core side down and using a large knife, slice cauliflower into four 1/2 inch steaks from the center of cauliflower. Arrange the cauliflower steaks on a oiled baking sheet with any broken florets.

  2. Brush the cauliflower slices generously on both sides with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper, then roast in  oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden and cooked through. You can flip the steaks halfway through cooking.

  3. When the cauliflower steaks are done, remove from oven and transfer onto individual serving plates. Top each steak with some peri-peri sauce, micro greens, and a sprinkle of pine nuts. Serve with extra sauce on the side.

Peri-Peri Sauce
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender or a food processor and process until all the ingredients are finely chopped and the mixture becomes a sauce.

  2. Transfer mixture to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often. Adjust seasonings if needed. Pour into jars and keep in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Steaks with Peri-Peri Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 789mg34%
Potassium 972mg28%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2360IU47%
Vitamin C 208mg252%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.