Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce



  • Cauliflower steaks:

  • 1 head of each of Frieda's purple, orange and green cauliflower

  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • Fresh parsley, chopped


  • Romesco sauce:

  • 1 pint Frieda's heirloom cherry tomatoes

  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and seeded

  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup fresh parsley

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds

  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Private: Colored Cauliflower

Cooking Steps

  1. 1

    For the cauliflower steaks, preheat grill to high heat.

  2. 2

    Trim stems and outer leaves from cauliflower, but keep big center stems intact. Carefully slice cauliflower down middle, then slice again to create 1-inch slabs. Reserve any florets that fall off in large bowl.

  3. 3

    Combine garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika in small bowl. Brush both sides of steaks with olive oil, sprinkle with seasonings (reserve a bit for florets), then grill 5 minutes on each side, or until slightly charred and tender.

  4. 4

    Toss loose cauliflower florets with a teaspoon of olive oil and remaining spices. Wrap in foil packet and grill alongside cauliflower steaks.

  5. 5

    Transfer grilled steaks to serving board; place florets in serving bowl. Garnish both with chopped parsley and serve warm.

  6. 6

    For the Romesco sauce, preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  7. 7

    Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place red bell peppers cut side down on paper, then brush with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Bake 35-40 minutes, until skin is blistered. Set aside to cool.

  8. 8

    When cool enough to handle, peel skin off peppers and discard. In food processor bowl, add peppers, tomatoes, parsley, almonds, paprika, vinegar, salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Process until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed.

  9. 9

    Transfer romesco sauce to bowl and serve with grilled cauliflower steaks.

Where to Buy Frieda’s

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