Cauliflower Steaks with Cilantro and Hot Pepper Aioli Recipe

Tried and true tricks to get your family to eat vegetables, like these cauliflower steaks. The cilantro and hot pepper aioli is the icing on a...steak.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jas


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil for drizzling
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked salt my newest addiction, but you can substitute with sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Freshly ground pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin

Cilantro and hot pepper aioli

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic crushed in a mortar or with a side of a knife
  • 1 bunch finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 seeded and finely chopped jalapeno peppers
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the leaves and trim the stem end of the cauliflower. With a large knife, slice the cauliflower lengthwise into 3/4-inch thick "steaks", keeping as much intact as possible.
  • Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, turmeric, and cumin on both sides.
  • Roast with remaining florets until golden brown, about 20 minutes, flipping the steaks halfway through. Transfer to a serving platter. Serve topped with aioli.

Cilantro and hot pepper aioli

  • In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, and vinegar. Add garlic, cilantro, and jalapeno peppers. Season with salt to taste.


~ Free Tip ~
Serve over cooked rice, couscous, or quinoa for a full vegetarian meal.