Grilled Cauliflower Steak

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Veg Lovers, Rejoice! Finally, a plant-based recipe for your summer barbeques that isn’t loaded with soy and preservatives, or yet another frozen veggie burger. Instead this delicious recipe turns a segment of cauliflower into a mouth-watering vegan steak that will be devoured by both your plant-powered and carnivore guests.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks (serves 2)

  • 1 large cauliflower, washed, outer leaves removed
  • 1 clove garlic, skin removed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Montreal Steak Spice (or your favorite brand)
  • ¼ cup barbeque sauce
  • 1 tsp chopped, fresh rosemary
  1. Using a sharp knife, slice the round edges of the cauliflower off and then slice the remaining cauliflower in half length-wise so you are left with 2 slabs, roughly ¾ inch thick.
  2. Rub each side of the cauliflower with garlic.
  3. In a small bowl, combine oil, salt, pepper and spice. Rub all over the steaks on both side.
  4. Preheat grill to 400° and place cauliflower steaks onto the grill and let cook for 4-5 minutes, or until there are dark grill marks. Flip, and brush with half of the barbeque sauce. Turn down the heat to 350° and lower the lid. Cook for an additional 10-12 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender. Flip, and brush with the remaining barbeque sauce.
  5. Before serving, sprinkle with chopped rosemary. Serve with a side of your favorite vegetables! (
  6. Clean your grill of any sticky barbeque sauce (,) and enjoy!

This recipe will quickly become part of your rotating dinner ideas. Your veggie loving guests will appreciate the extra effort, and you will find this heart-healthy option for steak a great option for your whole family! (Keep in mind, if real steak ( is what you want, there are PLENTY of recipes out there.)

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Paul Goral

Paul Goral

I am the founder of Brooklyn Grill and I have a master’s degree in Engineering Acoustics. I love cooking, grilling, and trying new recipes. I also love camping and high-quality knives. I wanted to start this blog and share my passion with others.