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Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon-Herb Sauce

Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon-Herb Sauce


  • 1 cup parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped green onion
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


    Make the herb sauce:

    1. In a blender or food processor, pulse the parsley, cilantro, mint, green onion, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil until completely smooth. Set aside.

    Make the cauliflower steaks:

    1. With a sharp knife, cut the cauliflower into 1-inch-thick slices. (You should get about 8 slices.) Rub both sides of each piece of cauliflower with about 1 teaspoon olive oil. Sprinkle both sides of each piece with 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
    2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, sear the cauliflower steaks until they are golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. The cauliflower should be easily pierced with a fork but not so tender that it falls apart.
    3. To serve, place 2 cauliflower steaks on each plate and top with a generous drizzle of the lemon-herb sauce. Serve immediately.


    • This recipe originally appeared as Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon-Herb Sauce on PureWow.


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