Cauliflower Steak with Hummus Dressing

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These Cauliflower Steaks with Hummus Dressing are simply seasoned with a balsamic marinade and making them absolutely delicious.  Tender and packed with flavor, the pomegranates add a but of crunch, the hummus adds a bit of tang.  It makes the perfect vegetarian meal or side dish.

When I first saw cauliflower steaks on The Kitchen (one of my favorite shows on The Food Network) last year, I thought, “No way would I eat a huge piece of cauliflower like that.”  Boy was I wrong.  I’ve actually tried a few different cauliflower steaks at different restaurants.  I wasn’t impressed but at least I didn’t give up.

Then I thought, why not just make my own version that I’m happy with?!  Of course that seemed like the most obvious answer that took me the longest time to arrive to.  Well, here I am.  So before I impart my recipe, I’m going to give you a few tips and tricks that I learned as I experimented with my own steaks.  Take a look:

  • One cauliflower will give you at best 3, maybe 4 good steaks.  The rest will be florets.  Don’t discard them.  Use them to roast on the side of for any of my other recipes that use cauliflower.  I’ll list them below.
  • Let the marinade sit in the steak and absorb the flavors for a bit.  If you’re in a rush, you can absolutely skip this step, but I found you’ll get a better depth of flavor if you let the flavors marinate for just 15 extra minutes!
  • If you want a more tender steak, cover the baking sheet for the first 5-7 minutes of the baking process to steam it.  This will ensure that the core and florets will be more tender.

Here are a few great recipes you can use with your leftover cauliflower florets:

Tandoori Cauliflower Tacos
Tandoori Gobi (Cauliflower) Zucchini Boats
Rainbow Farro Salad
Farmer’s Market Crudites Platter with Hummus Two Ways
Middle Eastern Vegan Protein Bowl
Pineapple Fried Rice

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I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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