Cauliflower steaks

caulifower-steakIf you’re interested in adding more vegetables to your diet and trying something new and delicious – how about a cauliflower steak?

They are a healthy and tasty option for lunch or dinner, and can be either the main event, or an inventive side dish. This recipe serves two hungry people.


For the steaks:

1 cauliflower

olive oil and butter for frying

For the sauce:

olive oil

8 baby plum tomatoes, diced

1 shallot finely diced

1/2 tbsp capers

a small handful of chopped basil

a small handful of chopped flat-leaf parsley

1/4 lemon, juiced


Heat the oven to 220C, cut into two thick slices from the middle of each cauliflower and keep the rest to eat later.

Heat a little oil and butter in a pan then cook the cauli on both sides until golden. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet and season. Roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes until tender.

To make the sauce, mix all the ingredients with 5 tbsp olive oil and season. Take the steaks from the oven, spoon over the sauce and serve.