Recipe: Cauliflower Steak with Homemade Caesar Dressing

by Cate on January 30, 2014

A unique twist on cauliflower – in under 15 minutes with just a handful of ingredients, you can be enjoying this deliciousness.

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You know how when you eat something amazing, you can’t wait to tell someone about it? Or have it again?

This is that.

I had another post planned for tonight but that will have to wait until tomorrow.

Because I need to tell you about this grilled cauliflower steak with homemade Caesar dressing

Seriously amazeballs.

I have never eaten as much cauliflower as I have since I started Medifast last spring. As I’ve said before, it’s a take-it-or-leave-it vegetable for me. That being said, I have eaten a ton of it in the past eight months, probably more than I ate in all the prior 42 years of my life combined. And in various iterations. I’ve had cauliflower as a mock risotto. As fake-out breadsticks and pizza crust. As mashed potatoes. As mac and cheese.

And tonight? As “steak.”

The recipe could not be simpler to make. In fact, the hardest part  is cutting the cauliflower into steak-like slices (approximately four per head). My biggest tip is to make sure it’s thick enough when you slice. Too thin and it will crumble and then you suddenly have cauliflower florets.

So slice the cauliflower, and then grill (I used a stove-top grill pan). While it’s grilling, whirr together a handful of ingredients to make the Caesar dressing.

Which elevated the grilled cauliflower to all sorts of amazing levels.

Two things about the dressing. It makes a lot. Not necessarily a bad thing, but definitely enough for two heads of cauliflower. I also used it sparingly, just drizzling a bit over the cauliflower. Also, you have to like garlic. With the ten cloves that the recipe calls for, well, I’ll be tasting garlic for awhile. If you are not a huge fan of garlic, cut down on the cloves, or roast the garlic first to make its taste a little more subtle. It is lick the plate good, though, so don’t skip it.

However you do it, you can’t go wrong with this recipe. Over the past nine months, my taste buds and palate have definitely shifted. A lot. And while I wouldn’t say I’m crazy for cauliflower, I definitely don’t mind it. And with this recipe? I’ll actually go looking for it.

Make it. And don’t share. I won’t tell.

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Cauliflower Steak with Homemade Caesar Dressing
Recipe courtesy of Itinerant

1 large head of cauliflower
10 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/2 cup of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Add the garlic, Dijon mustard, cheese, vinegar, lemon juice, and olive oil into a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste and add salt and pepper.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into 4 large slices.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper onto the cauliflower.
  4. Grill on a hot cast iron pan. Grill on both sides until you achieve the char you would like.

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Joanne January 31, 2014 at 7:44 am

Oh yeah, there would be no sharing of this! Partially because the.boy probably wouldn’t eat it and mostly because YUM.
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patsyk January 31, 2014 at 9:24 am

Gotta love a recipe that tastes so good that you can’t wait to make it again! I’d be enjoying this one on my own, but that’s ok! :)
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Chrissy January 31, 2014 at 10:10 am

Yum! I love cauliflower, this looks so good!
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julia January 31, 2014 at 10:52 am

Roasting cauliflower is my favorite way to eat it. What a great homemade dressing too!

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Susan January 31, 2014 at 2:44 pm

I absolutely love cauliflower and the dressing sounds delicious on top of it!
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Sarah Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) January 31, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Droooling … this sounds so good. No anchovies in the caesar?
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Cate February 2, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Nope, not in this version.

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