Perfectly seasoned, crispy on the outside, soft & creamy on the inside; this cauliflower steaks recipe with homemade vegan chipotle sauce are a veggie lover's dream. Plus they're ridiculously easy to make!
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Ingredients (4 servings)
1 large head cauliflower
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
-Pinch of cayenne pepper powder (optional)
Creamy Chipotle Sauce:
65g tahini (1/4 cup)
1 tbsp maple syrup / sweetener of choice
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
5 tbsp water
1/4Juice from lemon
Preheat oven to 260ºC / 500ºF.
Line a baking sheet with foil.
Wash and drain cauliflower. Remove the outer leaves and slice lengthwise through the core into 4 "steaks".
Transfer cauliflower steaks to lined baking sheet. Lightly spray with cooking spray, then rub in all the seasonings evenly over the cauliflower. Flip and repeat for the other side.
Roast cauliflower for 15 minutes, flip, and continue roasting for 15 more minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and serve with creamy chipotle sauce.
Make the sauce:
While the cauliflower steaks are roasting, making your sauce. Add all ingredients (except water) to a mixing bowl and mix until combined.
Slowly add water, 1 tbsp at a time, and whisk until creamy and smooth.
Taste and adjust to your preference if needed.
Serve cauliflower steaks as an appetizer or as a hearty side dish, or double up on the steaks and have them as your main dish along with some leafy greens!
Omit cayenne pepper powder if you can't take spicy.
Any leftover sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.