Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Purée

Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Purée

Vegan Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Purée

Hey vegan eaters! I'm back here for ya. Cauliflower Steaks for the win! THESE ARE SO GOOD! And they are SO easy to make.

Vegan Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Purée
Vegan Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Purée
Vegan Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Purée
Vegan Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Purée

Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Purée 

Ingredients

1 head of cauliflower
~¼ c. cooking oil (olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil)

Glaze*

1 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. lemon juice
¼ tsp. chili powder
¼ tsp. salt

Purée

1 garlic clove 
½ tsp. ground coriander
¼ tsp. cumin
¼ tsp. paprika
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
water to thin 

Garnish

~¼ c. fresh cilantro 
~1 tbsp. lemon zest

*optional

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Prepare glaze by combining water, maple syrup, and spices. Set aside.

Prepare cauliflower by trimming away the green leaves and the dirty edge of the stem. With the head of cauliflower resting on the stem, slice cauliflower head in half. Cut one thick slice from each half so you have two steaks about 2 inches thick.

In a skillet heated to medium heat add a bit of oil to the pain to just cover surface. Add steaks and sear on both sides undisturbed for about 3-5 minutes per side.

Transfer cauliflower steaks to a baking sheet and brush with glaze. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.

While the steaks are baking, gather up leftover cauliflower bits (about 2-4 cups) and toss into the skillet with a little oil and a pinch of salt. Saute on medium heat until cauliflower is lightly browned. Remove from heat.

Add cauliflower bits, garlic, ground coriander, cumin, paprika, fresh cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper into a food processor. Process until smooth. If too dry add a little water a little at a time, processing in between each addition. Taste and adjust.

Smear cauliflower purée on plate and top with cauliflower steaks. Garnish with more fresh cilantro and lemon zest.

Vegan Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Purée
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