Cutting back on meat? Cauliflower steaks will satisfy your summer-grilling craving.
More people are moving toward a plant-focused diet. Not only is it better for the environment, but eating less red meat and more plants is also healthier for our bodies. A plant-based diet has been associated with a reduced risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, some forms of cancer and cognitive decline.
However — it is grilling season and Americans love to grill. So if you are in the mood to do some grilling but you practice a vegetarian lifestyle — or have cut back on eating meat — try these delicious cauliflower steaks. It has a satisfyingly meaty consistency, and the ends get crispy and crunchy, which you are guaranteed to love. It’s also a nutritious powerhouse, loaded with fiber and rich in Vitamin C, B-12 and Folate. If you have leftovers, which is not likely, chop the steaks up and add them to some additional veggies for a quick stir fry the next day.
Cauliflower steaks on the grill
- ¼ cup canola oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 2 heads of cauliflower
- Black pepper
- Preheat the gas grill to medium heat.
- Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, paprika, brown sugar and chili powder.
- With the stem side up on a cutting board, remove the leaves from the bottom of the cauliflower.
- Cut the cauliflower vertically to remove the loose florets. These can be used for something else.
- Brush the steaks with the oil mixture on one side and place that side down on the hot grill. Grill for 8 minutes. Meanwhile brush the top with the remaining oil mixture, and carefully flip with a large set of tongs or a large metal spatula. Grill the second side for approximately 8 minutes, or until the cauliflower is golden brown and a bit crispy.
- Grind fresh black pepper on top before serving.
Calories: 202 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 330mg Dietary Fiber: 8g Sugars: 6g Protein: 6g Vitamin B-6: 37% Vitamin C: 234% Folate: 42%