Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Burst Tomato Salad are going to become your go-to Meatless Monday meal or simple side dish for any night of the week. These steaks retain the perfect amount of cauliflower crunch while getting a flavor bursting sear from the grill. Topped with a simple 3-ingredient tomato salad and balsamic glaze, your mouth will be singing and your tummy will be thrilled. Added bonus: the whole thing is done in like 10 minutes.
Now here is the dirty secret nobody tells you about cauliflower steaks, they can be a bit of a pain to cut. Honestly, you can only get 2 good “steaks” out of each cauliflower and the rest is going to end up as florets. Which is totally fine. I like to cut 2 heads into 4 steaks and reserve the florets for lunches during the week or roasting as a quick side dish another night. Start with a straight cut down the middle and then cut about 3/4 of an inch steaks straight down through the stem on each side. Those will be your two in tack steaks. Season with a little olive or avocado oil and salt and pepper.
The secret to perfectly grilled cauliflower steaks is a really hot grill. You want a nice crunch and char on the outside without overcooking the inside. A cauliflower steak needs to have a good amount of crunch left to stay together without getting soggy. Top that with a sweet and savory burst tomato salad and BAM. Flavor party all up in your face. I like to drizzle the whole thing with some balsamic glaze and fresh basil, but if that isn’t your jam then you can totally skip it!
Also, I am so thrilled to be a part of Cauliflower week for the Let’s Pull Up a Chair around-up hosted by Food Network!! Take a minute and check out these other amazing cauliflower inspired dishes!
The Lemon Bowl: Za’atar Crusted Cauliflower Steaks
Hey Grill Hey: Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Burst Tomato Salad
Devour: 4 Sneaky Ways to Replace Carbs with Cauliflower
The Wimpy Vegetarian: Curried Cauliflower “Risotto” with Apples
Taste with the Eyes: Not Your Average Crudités Platter
Healthy Eats: All the Ways to Eat Cauliflower
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Turmeric & Ginger Roasted Cauliflower
The Mom 100: Sauteed and Braised Cauliflower with Mustard Seeds and Green Peppercorns
Swing Eats: Cauliflower Fritters With Cheese, Jalapeño And Cilantro (Gluten-Free)
Creative Culinary: Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Cheddar Cheese Frosting
FN Dish: 7 Cauliflower Recipes That Aren’t Quite What They Seem