Culinary Inspiration

If you find yourself in need of an effortless plant-based dinner that feels fancy and doesn’t skimp on flavor, try these Roasted Cauliflower Steaks topped with Walnut Gremolata. Thick, hearty slices of cauliflower are spiced and roasted to caramelized, golden brown perfection. The only thing that makes this dish better is the fresh, zesty, and crunchy walnut and parsley gremolata that tops the steaks just before serving. It’s delicious and only takes a few minutes to whip up. The end result is a meatless meal that comes together so easily and is surprisingly substantial.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • The cauliflower steaks are seasoned to perfection with a simple spice mixture.
  • Roasting the cauliflower steaks at high heat gives them a nice golden brown crust.
  • The walnut gremolata packs a powerful punch of flavor with minimal ingredients.
  • California walnuts in the gremolata add protein (4g/oz.) and omega-3 ALA (2.5g/oz.).
  • The cauliflower steaks cook in just 30 minutes or less, making this a great option for busy weeknights.

How to Make Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Preheat the oven to 500ºF. Trim the outer leaves and stem of the cauliflower and cut it into 1½ -inch thick steaks.

Combine the spices and coat the cauliflower steak on both sides with olive oil.

Evenly sprinkle the seasoning mixture on both sides of the cauliflower steaks. Place them on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Cover and roast cauliflower steaks for 5 minutes, then remove the foil and roast for 10 more minutes. Gently flip the cauliflower steaks and roast for 6-8 more minutes, until a golden brown crust forms on both sides.

How to Make Walnut Gremolata

While the cauliflower steaks are roasting, make the walnut gremolata. Toast walnuts in a dry small skillet over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until fragrant, about 5 minutes.

Let them cool and then coarsely chop the walnuts.

Toss the walnuts in a small bowl with garlic, parsley, and lemon zest. Season the gremolata with salt and pepper to taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance can I make this recipe?

Although the cauliflower steaks really have the best texture fresh from the oven, the leftovers taste pretty good, too. The cauliflower can be roasted one to two days before and reheated in a 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes.

Can I use different herbs in the gremolata?

Instead of parsley, you can try a gremolata with oregano, basil, mint or cilantro. Leafy herbs work best.

How long does the gremolata last in the fridge?

The walnut gremolata can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about three to five days.


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by California Walnut Commission. Although, all opinions are my own.

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