These Chimichurri Cauliflower Steaks are made in the oven and served with a delicious homemade Chimichurri sauce that you’ll want to make again and again!
Chimichurri cauliflower steaks ARE a thing that need to happen ASAP. Ever since making this Chimichurri potato salad, I’ve been obsessed with making Chimichurri sauce and adding it to dishes, like this cauliflower. I also know from experience that you guys love a good cauliflower steak recipe—these Thai peanut cauliflower steaks are a huge hit—so I know you’ll love this version just as much.
Isn’t it funny how roasted cauliflower sounds kind of…. Bleh…but how cauliflower steaks sound so good? It’s a strange phenomenon, but one that I believe to be true. Cauliflower steaks are great too, because they’re much more filling and you tend to eat more since you’re eating an entire slice of cauliflower vs. just a few bites of roasted cauliflower. I believe Miguel and I ate these with chicken, and it was a very filling meal as-is.
HOW TO CUT CAULIFLOWER STEAKS
Cutting cauliflower into “steaks” sounds complicated, but it’s not! Let me walk you through it.
Step 1: Remove all of the green leaves and stems as best you can
Step 2: Place cauliflower up-right on a cutting board, then using a sharp knife, slice cauliflower into 1” thick “steaks”. One head of cauliflower should result in 2 full steaks, and 2 smaller steaks. It’s ok if it isn’t perfect!
VEGAN CAULIFLOWER STEAKS
Once the cauliflower is sliced into steaks, you’ll place it on a baking sheet and brush it with a good bit of olive oil or oil of choice, then sprinkle it with salt and pepper. We’re not using any other herbs and spices on the actual cauliflower because all of the flavor is going to come from the Chimichurri sauce.
While the cauliflower is roasting in the oven, you’ll make the sauce. Essentially, you’ll want to throw everything into your food processor or blender and pulse until it’s puréed. I ended up using my blender for this—a Nutribullet works great—but if you have a high-quality food processor, that should work just fine. I hope you love these chimichurri cauliflower steaks as much as I do!
SERVE THIS WITH YOU CAULIFLOWER STEAK
Chimichurri Cauliflower Steaks
for the cauliflower:
- 1 head cauliflower sliced
- 2-4 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
for the sauce:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp distilled vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3/4 cup fresh parsley
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Once your cauliflower is sliced (see directions in post), place it onto a baking sheet and brush each "steak" thoroughly with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place cauliflower in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cauliflower is golden brown on the edges.
- While the cauliflower is in the oven, make the sauce: simply place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve cauliflower with chimichurri sauce and enjoy!