Recipe: Grilled Cauliflower Steaks (Gluten-Free and Vegan)


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon — zested and juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic — finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey 
  • 1 teaspoons salt — divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoones chopped toasted walnuts, if desired


Time needed: 20 minutes

  1. Remove the outer leaves from cauliflower head. Cut off the bottom stem end so that you create a flat base and can stand the cauliflower up on a cutting board.

  2. Resting the cauliflower on the stem, use a large, sharp knife to trim away the sides, then cut the remaining head into 2 very thick or 3 more moderate “steaks.”

  3.  In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, lemon zest and lemon juice, garlic, and honey.

  4. Heat a grill to medium (about 350 degrees F).

  5.  Brush one side of each cauliflower steak with the lemon–olive oil mixture and then sprinkle the brush sides with half of the salt.

  6. Place the salted side down on the hot grill, then brush the tops of the steaks with the olive oil mixture and season with the remaining salt.

  7. Cover the grill and let cook for 5-6 minutes, until the bottom is beginning to char.

  8. Flip the cauliflower, then re-cover the grill and cook 5 additional minutes, until the cauliflower is tender.

  9.  Remove from the grill. Sprinkle with the red pepper flakes, parsley, and walnuts. Serve hot with lemon wedges.