Cauliflower Steaks with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice & Romesco

Cauliflower Steaks with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice & Romesco

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2018

Use the entire cauliflower head—leaves (yes, they're edible), stem and florets and all for this healthy cauliflower main dish recipe. Be sure to not flip the cauliflower steaks as they roast, they get super-crispy and deliciously browned in the hot oven.

Ingredients 8 servings

for serving adjustment
Serving size has been adjusted!
Original recipe yields 8 servings
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
  • 2 medium heads cauliflower (about 1½ pounds each)
  • 8 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • ¼ cup skinned whole hazelnuts, toasted
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¾ cup chopped jarred roasted red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼- ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup sliced scallions
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Remove leaves from cauliflower, keeping stems intact. Cut leafy green parts off the white ribs. Finely dice the ribs and cut the greens into slivers. Set aside.
  3. Place the cauliflower heads on a cutting board, stem-side down. Using a large chef's knife, cut two 1-inch-thick slices from the center of each head to make 4 "steaks." Place the steaks on the prepared baking sheet. Brush both sides with 2 tablespoons oil and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Roast until the stems are tender and the steaks are golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Cut the remaining cauliflower into florets and pulse in a food processor, 2 cups at a time, until chopped into rice-size pieces. Transfer to a large bowl and wipe out the food processor.
  5. Add almonds, hazelnuts and garlic to the food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add roasted peppers, vinegar, tomato paste, paprika and cayenne to taste; process to combine, scraping down the sides as needed. With the motor running, add 3 tablespoons oil and process until well combined.
  6. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the diced cauliflower leaf ribs and cook, stirring, until soft and starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the slivered cauliflower greens, cauliflower rice, scallions and the remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until the cauliflower is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley and Parmesan.
  7. Transfer the cauliflower rice mixture to a large serving platter. Top with the cauliflower steaks and the romesco sauce.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cauliflower steak, ⅔ cup "rice" & 2½ Tbsp. sauce
  • Per serving: 259 calories; 20 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 101 mcg folate; 3 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 861 IU vitamin A; 79 mg vitamin C; 97 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 396 mg sodium; 574 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (132% daily value), Folate (25% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Reviews 1

January 16, 2018
profile image
By: Lauren Kiernan
Made this yesterday. It was amazing! Lots of sauce extra to top other things with. Made with only almonds due to allergy. A bit labor intensive but worth it.
More Reviews