Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce on sheet pan

These Roasted Cauliflower Steaks are perfectly baked in the oven and loaded with the most flavorful chimichurri sauce! Flavorful, veg packed and so extra easy!

Some days I seriously crave a delicious meaty bacon cheeseburger. Or maybe a sizzling platter of steak fajitas. And always a pepperoni pizza. However, on most days, you can find me eating big plates of veggies. That’s why it’s mind blowing that I haven’t ever tried cauliflower steaks before!

What are Cauliflower Steaks, you ask?

They’re basically just GIANT pieces of cauliflowers that resemble “steaks”. They’re thick, delicious and perfectly tender while remaining slightly crunchy. I love how the ends of the cauliflower get perfectly roasted golden brown and the inside is just melt in your mouth yummy.

roasted cauliflower steaks

And when you top them with the most over the top flavorful chimichurri sauce – oh man, do you have a treat!

The chimichurri is loaded with fresh herbs, garlic, spices and olive oil. Topped over the baked cauliflower steaks and your tastebuds will go wild.  It adds such amazing depth to an already delicious meal!

chimichurri sauce in white bowl with golden spoon

Not to mention, saying that you’re making Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce sounds infinitely cooler and fancier than saying “I’m making roasted veggies.” Am I right?!

Ingredients You Need:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh garlic
  • lemon
  • red pepper flakes, oregano, salt and pepper

How To Make Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce:

It’s best to go ahead and make the chimichurri sauce to begin with (maybe even an hour or so in advance) for it to really let the flavors meld together. This is fortunately, super easy! Mince 4 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop both parsley and cilantro. In a food processor or a blender, add the garlic and herbs. In addition, add oregano, red pepper flakes and a large pinch of salt. Squeeze in half of a lemon as well. Pulse these ingredients together until combined. Then, slowly, a bit at a time, add in the olive oil until it’s mixed together. Set it aside to let the flavors combine together.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce on sheet pan with golden spoon

Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 450. Slice your cauliflower into steaks. I used THIS youtube recipe as a tutorial for cutting the cauliflower steaks (He begins cutting them at 1:59 in the video). It was super easy. Basically, after making sure all of the leaves are off of the cauliflower but keeping the “stem” intact, cut it down the middle. Then, cut it in half again, making a thick cauliflower steak with each half.  Also, don’t worry if the smaller “steak” breaks off into little florets. Cauliflower can be easily breakable and finicky. As long as you get 2 large steaks, you’ll be fine!

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce on a plate

Once cut, carefully place them on a large baking sheet. Brush on olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt. Roast for 25 minutes. Halfway through the roasting time, carefully flip the steak and brush with olive oil. The cauliflower should be golden brown and delicious when you’re done.

side angle shot of roasted cauliflower steaks with chimichurri sauce

Once they’re done, spread a generous amount of chimichurri sauce on each steak and devour while hot!

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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce

These Roasted Cauliflower Steaks are perfectly baked in the oven and loaded with the most flavorful chimichurri sauce! Flavorful, veg packed and so extra easy! 

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chimichurri sauc, easy veggie side dish, fresh chimichurri sauce, roasted cauliflower steaks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • generous sprinkle of salt

Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (add more if you want it spicier!)
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Chimichurri Sauce

  1. Begin making the chimichurri sauce an hour in advance in order to let the flavors meld together. Mince 4 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop both parsley and cilantro. 

  2. In a food processor or a blender, add the garlic and herbs. In addition, add oregano, red pepper flakes and a large pinch of salt. Squeeze in half of a lemon as well. Pulse these ingredients together until combined. Then, slowly, a bit at a time, add in the olive oil until it’s mixed together. Set it aside to let the flavors combine together. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Cauliflower Steaks

  1. Preheat the oven to 450.

  2. Basically, after making sure all of the leaves are off of the cauliflower but keeping the "stem" intact, cut it down the middle. Then, cut it in half again, making a thick cauliflower steak with each half.  Also, don’t worry if the smaller "steak" breaks off into little florets. Cauliflower can be easily breakable and finicky. As long as you get 2 large steaks, you’ll be fine!

  3. Once cut, carefully place them on a large baking sheet. Brush on olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt. Roast for 25 minutes. Halfway through the roasting time, carefully flip the steak and brush with olive oil. The cauliflower should be golden brown and delicious when you’re done.

  4. Once done, spread a generous amount of the chimichurri sauce on top and devour! Eat while hot. Enjoy! 

12 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    Waaaaaaay cooler than ‘roasted veggies’. Girrrrrl, you make cauliflower look SO good! I’ve never wanted a veggie ‘steak’ so badly before! And the chimichurri sauce is just the icing on the cake or, er, cauliflower 😉 Your pics are so so beautiful too, my friend! The contrast of the cauliflower with the chimichurri is stunning. P.S. Cauliflower is finicky ’cause it’s a rebel, lol 😉 Happy Friday, lovely. Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe turned out picture perfect! My first try at chimicurri! It was great all around. Will definitely make again. Thank you!

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