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"which way is up" Roasted purple cauliflower steak tapas w/ Mediterranean Salsa

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A simple, but great cauliflower steak recipe in living color in the form of this purple cauliflower! Great for tapas night or as a hearty side.

cauliflower on a whiteplate toppedwith Mediterranean salsa.

Thick cut cauliflower slices are seasoned and roasted then topped with a hearty and chunky salsa.

I typically roast whole cauliflower heads, but was going more for an appetizer/tapas play with this recipe.

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CAULIFLOWER STEAK INGREDIENTS

For the Cauliflower

  • Cauliflower head
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice

For the Salsa

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Capers
  • Green or Kalamata olives
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Make the cauliflower

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice cauliflower into thick slices and then place on prepared baking sheet.

Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Brush ½ of the olive oil mixture over the tops of the cauliflower steaks. Roast cauliflower in the oven for 15 minutes. Gently turn the steaks over and brush with the remaining mixture. Roast until cauliflower is fork tender and golden. This should take about 15-20 minutes.

Make the Salsa

While the cauliflower cooks, mix all the salsa ingredients in a bowl. Let the salsa sit for 15 minutes or more if you have time. Once the cauliflower is done, serve the salsa on top of the steaks.

COOKING CONSIDERATIONS

Cut the cauliflower into slices on the thicker side

Add Spanish chorizo for a meat-based meal

After mixing the salsa ingredients let the salsa sit for a spell to let the flavor gel and balance out.

cauliflower on a whiteplate toppedwith Mediterranean salsa.

MORE CAULIFLOWER RECIPES

Cauliflower Curry

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Jerk Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Cheesy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Purple Cauliflower Potato Soup

Smoked Whole Cauliflower

Grilled Whole Cauliflower w/ Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Braised Whole Cauliflower with Coconut-Wine Sauce

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cauliflower on a whiteplate toppedwith Mediterranean salsa.

Plant-based Roasted Purple Cauliflower Steak Tapas

Plant-based roasted purple cauliflower steak recipe w/ a Mediterranean style salsa including cherry tomatoes, capers, olives, & fresh herbs.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Ingredients

For the Cauliflower

  • 1 large head cauliflower sliced lengthwise through the core into 4 'steaks'
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

For the Salsa

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon Capers drained
  • ¼ green or kalamata olives pitted and halved
  • Fresh Parsley and Basil
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Make the Cauliflower

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place cauliflower steaks on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Brush ½ of the olive oil mixture over the tops of the cauliflower steaks.
  • Roast cauliflower steaks in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Gently turn over each steak and brush with remaining olive oil mixture. Continue roasting until tender and golden, 15 to 20 minutes more.

Make the Salsa

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Let sit 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to come together.
  • Serve with the cauliflower steaks

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Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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