Vegan recipes for a kinder lifestyle

Cauliflower Steak

Start the year with healthy, yummy cauliflower steaks. Packed with nutrients and flavours, dressed up or down, it is sure to please both vegans and non vegans.

Happy 2020! I hope your new year have gotten off to a good start. If your a new vegan or non vegan participating in Veganuary, welcome, I hope you will find inspiration here in my blog. Trying veganism is a great thing and you can be happy knowing you will be saving the lives of farmed animals and helping the earth and improving your health.

I had a lovely holiday. I had a vegan Christmas dinner at a vegan restaurant with my family which was a first. They aren’t vegan but they are not opposed to it. My son, who is not vegan, told me he had tried a cauliflower steak and was impressed. If he is impressed by a vegan dish, I’m impressed so I decided to give them a try.

Making Cauliflower steaks

This is a very easy and healthy recipe, perfect for vegan newbies and also those detoxing from heavy holiday fare. It is basically just roasted, dressed cauliflower. Roasting really does great things to vegetables and this steak served with some quinoa or rice is a hearty yet not heavy, very satisfying meal.

To make, place cauliflower evenly on the parchment paper or baking mat. You can add cherry tomatoes for additional colour and flavour. They are removed half way through roasting. The steaks are done when the edges are slightly blackened.

Healthy and Delicious

These make a lovely light lunch or can be formal enough for a dinner party. They are a great meal to serve to your non vegan, veg-phobic friends. They will be amazed at how delicious and satisfying vegetables can be.

I hope you all have a lovely 2020 and new decade. Going vegan is a great way of starting something new and positive in your life. I’m very glad your onboard and on behalf of animals both farmed and wild, thank you. Enjoy!

More Vegetable Recipes

Vegetables can really make an average meal spectacular. They also have moved from side dish to main dish. Here are some delicious vegetable recipes to try:

Grilled Corn with Old Bay Butter

Green Beans Almondine

Popcorn Cauliflower with Buffalo Sauce

Cauliflower Steak

Course: Entrees, vegetables
Cuisine: American, healthy
Keyword: cauliflower
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Una Rose
Print Recipe


  • 1 head cauliflower


  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon stevia seasoning or salt free seasoning of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes optional


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • Remove peel from the lemon with a knife. Chop lemon into quarters and place in a food processor.
  • Add the rest of the marinade ingredients and process until smooth. Set aside.
  • Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower and trim the stem.
  • Resting it on its base start slicing it from one side. Each slice should be 1 inch thick. Don't worry if the cauliflower crumbles, you will get 2-4 full steaks from the center it and you can bake and serve the crumbles as well.
  • With a pastry brush liberally coat one side of the cauliflower steak and pieces and place on the baking sheet. Once all the cauliflower in one the sheet, brush the top side with the dressing as well.
  • If adding cherry tomatoes, marinade them in the dressing in a bowl before adding to baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the the cherry tomatoes.
  • Return baking sheet to the oven and continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes or until cauliflower is slightly browned and the edges are slightly blackened.
  • Remove baking sheet from the oven and serve immediately.