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vegan roasted cauliflower steaks

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

The best vegan roasted cauliflower steaks ever! Perfectly seasoned with a blend of garlic and onion powders, smoked paprika and generously drizzled with our cheesy cashew queso or your personal favorite sauce. Anything from chimichurri to pesto or avocado sauce works perfectly here.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, gluten free, plant based, vegan,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 169kcal
Author Florentina



  • Preheat your oven to 400”F. ( I make this in my toaster oven and they come out perfect every time).

cut the cauliflower steaks:

  • Remove the leaves from around the stem and trim the bottom. Place the cauliflower head on a cutting board with the stem facing upwards. Use a large sharp knife to cut straight through the middle. Slice 1.5  thick steaks, you should be able to cut 4 “steaks" from a large head of cauliflower. Reserve the florets that fall apart to roast together with the steaks or use in soups and mashed potatoes.
  • In a small dish combine the olive oil, garlic and onion powder together with the smoked paprika.
  • Brush each cauliflower steak on both sides with the olive oil mixture the sprinkle generously with sea salt and black pepper all over.
  • Use the remaining of the oil spice mix to brush any lose cauliflower florets and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the seasoned cauliflower steaks and florets on a large baking sheet without touching each other (you can line the baking sheet with parchment paper if desired for easy clean up and even use two smaller trays if needed).
  • Bake in the preheated 400”F oven for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown and soften to your liking.
  • Serving suggestions: cashew queso, chimichurri sauce, pesto, avocado sauce, fresh salsa etc…

grilling method:

  • Place the seasoned cauliflower steaks on a hot grill and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or so.
  • Use a spatula and gently flip the steaks and grill another 4 to 5 minutes until the cauliflower is tender to your liking.



  • I did not flip my cauliflower steaks half way during roasting but i did give the florets a little shake. Feel free to carefully flip them if you like but i find this an unnecessary step.
  • get creative with the spice mix and experiment with some Mexican or cajun seasonings sometimes.
  • if you are looking to get 4 perfectly intact and large cauliflower steaks I recommend cutting them out of two cauliflower heads and reserving the loose florets for soup or roasting on their own.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg