In this delicious paleo, AIP and vegan side dish, grilled cauliflower steaks are served on a lemon garlic tigernut sauce and garnished with fresh mint, olive oil, chopped dates and sea salt.
This side dish of Grilled Cauliflower Steaks (AIP) is one of my absolute favourite ways to eat cauliflower. The recipe is dairy-free, vegan, grain-free, quick and easy to prepare, and a definite crowd pleaser. It’s just perfect for your summer BBQs!
These cauliflower steaks are served on top a deliciously creamy sauce and topped with fresh mint. I love making savoury sauces out of traditionally sweet ingredients. In this AIP and nut/seed-free recipe, I wanted to mimic the flavour of tahini. To do so, I added some fresh lemon juice, olive oil and garlic powder to homemade tigernut butter. So good!
Garnish with some additional olive oil and chopped dates for a beautiful dish that is sure to please.
Cauliflower Steaks FAQs
My “steaks” always seem to break apart! What can I do?
One large head of cauliflower will usually only yield about 2-3 thick cauliflower “steaks” depending on the size of your head of cauliflower. For this recipe, I recommend choosing as large a head as possible. I typically cut up the remaining florets in large chunks and grill them alongside the steaks. You can also reserve the florets and save for other recipes like cauliflower rice. If you’re making this dish for a large group, you’ll also want to double the recipe.
What if I don’t have a grill? Can I make these in the oven?
Yes! To make these in the oven and to get the best caramelization, you want a really hot oven. I’d suggest baking at 450F for 20 – 25 minutes, flipping halfway throughout cooking. You want to ensure your steaks get nice and brown without loosing all their crunch/ texture. Finally, don’t crowd your sheet pan – you want these to roast/caramelize, not steam.
I don’t have tigernut flour. What are some good replacements?
I love this dish because it is SO adaptable. Don’t have tigernut flour? Skip the tigernut sauce and serve with a homemade AIP pesto. Don’t have mint? Try fresh parsley or basil.
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