Cauliflower “Steaks”

I have to be honest here, I am not a huge fan of cauliflower.  I grew up eating it raw on the veggie tray smothered in ranch dressing or cooked and covered in gooey cheese sauce.  Sound familiar?

Because I know the value of adding a variety of vegetables to your palate, I am always looking for ways to cook cauliflower that my family will enjoy without the calorie dense sauces.  Here is a recipe that accomplishes just that!  It even has a fancy name to impress your friends.  Give it a go.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon-lime Feta Gremolata

recipe by The Food Network modified by eatlivefit.net

prep/cook time: 30 minutes         serves 6

Ingredients

2 small heads of cauliflower

1 clove garlic

1 lime

2 lemons

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

2 Tbs feta cheese crumbled

Pinch of sea salt and pepper

1 Tbs Olive Oil (or grapeseed oil)

 

Directions

Heat the grill to medium high heat.

Trim off and discard the cauliflower leaves.  Flip each head over so the stem side is facing up.  Trim about 1/4 inch from the bottom of the stem, then cut each head into 3 thick slabs.  Reserve side florets that fall away when trimmed for later use.

In a medium bowl, grate the garlic clove.  Grate the zest of the lime and 1 lemon, the juice the lime and 1/2 the lemon into the same bowl.  Finely chop the cilantro and reserved cauliflower bits.  Add the feta cheese to the bowl and stir to mix.  Season with pinch of salt and pepper.

In separate small bowl, whisk together remaining juice from other 1/2 of lemon and oil.  Brush one side of each cauliflower slice with this mixture, then place on preheated grill, oiled side down.  Cook for 4 minutes, brush with oil/lemon mixture on the top and flip to cook for an additional 4-5 minutes on the other side.  Continue to cook until slightly charred and tender (approx. 3 minutes depending on thickness of slices).

Slice remaining lemon into wedges.  Spoon the cooked slices of cauliflower, “steaks”, with a Tbs of garlic, feta, cilantro mix and serve with lemon wedge on side.

Enjoy!

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