Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks

Looking for a whole-food plant-based steak recipe? Look no further – these spicy lime cauliflower steaks are it! Made with a simple, yet effective spice mix and paired with chimichurri sauce, they are a stand-out dinner idea.


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Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks

Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 limes, zested and juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges, to serve


  1. Start by washing and cutting the cauliflower in 0,7-1 inch thick steaks, the remaining florets can be saved and used for another dish or juicing.
  2. Mix all ingredients except the cilantro in a small mixing bowl brush the cauliflower steaks and use the remaining sauce in the pan. Fry the steaks in medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side. The steaks are ready when the cauliflower is turning softer and has a nice golden color. Serve with some freshly squeezed lime and cilantro.
  3. Final cooking time will depend on how thick you cut the steaks, and on the heat. I cooked mine at high heat until well grilled on the outside, but still a little crispy inside.
  4. I chose to eat the steaks with some raw vegan chimichurri sauce. All you need to do is blend all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse for 15-20 seconds. 


Find more of Natalie’s recipes on her blog.



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