Cauliflower Steaks with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Cauliflower Steaks with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe by Healthy Diet Habits

This Cauliflower Steaks Recipe is unique, delicious, and an excellent choice for Meatless Monday Meals, which is a healthy diet habit more and more people are adopting worldwide! My son found the cauliflower recipe and wanted to try it. We used the basic recipe, but added jalapeno peppers to the sauce for zip! I served the steaks with a large green salad and sourdough bread that we used to soak up the extra red pepper sauce! I had actually purchased a rotisserie chicken, in case my family was not thrilled with the meal, but no one touched the chicken!

Ingredients for Cauliflower Steaks and Sauce:

  • 2 to 3 cauliflower heads, cut 4 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch steaks from each cauliflower.

  • 3 red bell peppers

  • 1 to 2 fresh Jalapeno peppers

  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled or 1T pre-chopped garlic

  • 4 Tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • salt and pepper to taste


Directions for Red Pepper Sauce:

  • Roast the peppers on all sides under a broiler, about 40 minutes total (turning as needed), until well charred. Throw the garlic cloves on the same sheet pan for about ten minutes to soften them.

  • Place the peppers in a bowl and cover with foil for ten minutes to allow the steam to escape the peppers and separate the flesh from the skin. Remove the charred skin, the stems, and any seeds, saving the liquid from inside the peppers.

  • Place the peppers, garlic, pepper liquid, and Balsamic Vinaigrette in a blender or food processor and blend them until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • When the peppers are done, set the oven to bake at 400 degrees. Heat a large sauté pan or skillet over medium-high heat.

Cauliflower Steaks with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe by Healthy Diet Habits

Directions for the Cauliflower Steaks:

  • Remove the leaves from the bottom of the veggie.

  • Place each cauliflower on a cutting board and slice vertically 3 to 4 (depending on the size), ½ inch to 5/8 inch steaks from the center of the cauliflower. Be gentle. The stem part will hold the steaks together amazingly.

  • Save the side pieces to use for another meal.

  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to the skillet and heat until shimmering. Add half of the cauliflower steaks and cook two minutes or so until nicely browned. Flip the steaks carefully with a spatula (place your hand on the cool side to flip) and brown the other sides. Place them on a cookie sheet. Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan, and brown the rest of the steaks and add them to the cookie sheet.

  • Roast in the oven for ten minutes until you can easily pierce them through with a paring knife and they are nicely browned. Remove, season with salt and pepper, and serve topped with the Red Pepper Sauce.

Cauliflower Steaks with  Roasted Red Pepper Sauce - Recipe by Healthy Diet Habits

The original recipe for the cauliflower steaks was from Bon Appetit magazine, and the Pepper Sauce was from a blog at I changed the sauce to spice it up and simplify it. It is always a great lifestyle solution to find ways to add more vegetables to your diet and let them take center stage! Yummy!

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