The versatile cauliflower! Fried until golden, then poached in stock – this Cauliflower Steak with Spicy Salsa Verde make great meatless Monday meal!

Cauliflower steak with spicy salsa verde. Cauliflower fried until golden, then poached in stock - a great meatless Monday meal!
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So sorry if you’re a meat-hungry carnivore who just popped over when you saw the word ‘steak’ (try these short ribs if you’re after something really meaty). Today I’m serving up cauliflower steak!

Meat free, gluten free, sugar free. OMG this dinner is angelic!

Don’t worry I haven’t lost the plot, Wednesday’s recipe consists of pick n’ mix sweets and lemonade.

Cauliflower steak with spicy salsa verde. Cauliflower fried until golden, then poached in stock - a great meatless Monday meal!

No really.

I first made this recipe a few months ago for Superfood Magazine and it opened my eyes to another new way with cauliflower.

First it was cauliflower arancini, then lusciously creamy cauliflower soup and not forgetting good old cauliflower and coriander rice – perfect for those 5:2 days.

The possibilities are endless!

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Cauliflower Steak with Spicy Salsa Verde

Cauliflower steak with spicy salsa verde. Cauliflower fried until golden, then poached in stock – a great meatless Monday meal!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, British

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large cauliflower cut into thick slices
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 120 ml 1/2 cup vegetable stock (use bouillon for gluten free)

Spicy salsa verde:

  • 100 g 2 cups packed fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 5 spring onions/scallions roughly chopped
  • 2 green chillies I used fresno, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and roughly sliced
  • 2 tsp fish sauce replace with light soy sauce for vegetarian
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • pinch of salt and pepper
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Instructions 

  • Make the salsa verde first. Place the coriander, basil, spring onions, chillies and garlic in a food processor and pulse until well chopped. Add in the fish sauce, lime juice, salt and pepper. Pulse again to combine.
  • Heat the oil in a very large frying pan (skillet). Season the cauliflower with the salt and pepper and place in the hot pan. Fry on one side for 2-3 minutes until well browned, then turn over. Fry for another minute, then add in the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes until the cauliflower is tender (if you need to do this in two 2 batches, keep the first batch warm in a low oven).
  • Place the cauliflower on a large serving plate and spoon on the salsa verde. Serve with a bean or leafy salad.

Notes

Nutritional Information is per serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1890IU | Vitamin C: 108.9mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Christine says:

    5 stars
    Cauliflower is my favourite vegetable and always on the lookout for new ways to serve and eat it. Love this with the salsa verde.

  2. Amy says:

    Nicky! This is exactly my kind of steak! I can’t wait to give it a try. That sauce…aahhh….
    Picking up a cauli this weekend at the markets for sure!

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Yay! Hope you enjoy it Amy 🙂