Let’s call it a steak night! Well, kind of. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to change things up, this scrumptious roasted cauliflower enveloped in a zesty chimichurri sauce will totally hit the spot.
So what exactly is Chimichurri? It’s a bright, herbaceous, South-American sauce typically paired with grilled meats and fish. So we’re slightly tweaking tradition here, and serving it alongside some smoky, tender cauliflower. I’ve also added in Philosophie’s Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend, for a little boost of plant-based protein, and of course, energizing superfood greens!
This is a super simple dish to prepare, and the sauce is a pure knockout. Trust me. It was hard not to polish off the entire batch in one sitting. But, I resisted. And now I have some extra stashed in the fridge. We’ll see how long it lasts…
Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Green Dream Chimichurri
For the Cauliflower //
1 head of cauliflower
3 tablespoons avocado oil
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon smoky paprika
Himalayan pink salt & black pepper
For the Chimichurri //
1/3 cup marinara sauce
2 cloves of garlic
1 large bunch of flat leaf parsley
1 small handful of cilantro
¼ cup of avocado oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
a squeeze of lime juice (plus a pinch of zest)
1 tablespoon Philosophie Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon smoky paprika
salt & pepers
Green Bee Honey (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Cut you cauliflower into 1-inch “steaks”, and lay flat on your baking tray. Rub them down with the oil, and season well. Roast for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown (flip steaks over about halfway through). Remove from oven, and set aside.
3. While the cauliflower is roasting, add all of your chimichurri ingredients to a blender, and puree on a low setting. Slowly add the olive oil until the sauce begins to emulsify. For a thinner sauce, add more oil. Season to taste, and add a tablespoon of Green Bee Honey for a touch of sweetness!
4. Drizzle your roasted cauliflower steaks with the chimichurri, add a dash of fresh parsley on top, and DEVOUR!
SOPHIE JAFFE is a Los Angeles-based health and wellness expert, who is certified as a raw food chef and yoga teacher. Sophie founded her company and wellness brand, Philosophie, with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring, and more delicious to attain optimal health and radiant wellness. When Sophie isn’t crafting revolutionary products from the world’s most potent superfoods, she is sharing her insights on how to live a life full of unbounded energy, bliss, and balance on the Philosophie blog and savoring every moment with her two beautiful children and loving husband.