Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri and Red Peppers

Bag items: cauliflower, red peppers, fresh parsley, garlic, lemons

cauliflower_steaks

Cauliflower is a vegetable that has been getting lots of attention lately, and rightly so. It’s an incredibly versatile veggie and a favorite of people who try to avoid carbs, since it can be mashed, like mashed potatoes, and even made into a rice-like substitute. Last but certainly not least, it is delicious as a steak substitute. It is also super easy to make this way, as you can really just slice it into steaks and roast it in the oven until it is brown and slightly crispy at the edges. Then comes the good stuff: the chimichurri sauce!

If you’ve never had it, chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce, typically served on grilled meat, so it is a logical and delicious topping for this “steak.” It’s also a great way to get in your extra vitamin K, as parsley is very rich in this vitamin, which helps with blood clotting, bone health, and heart disease prevention. Top the chimichurri with some diced red pepper, and you are in business!

Slice your cauliflower steaks, then salt and pepper them:

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While they are roasting, combine chimichurri ingredients in the food processor:

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Process until combined, then pour over the cauliflower steaks.

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Finally, top with a squeeze of lemon and diced red peppers, and enjoy!

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Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri and Red Peppers

1 medium-sized head of cauliflower

Salt and pepper

½ red pepper, diced

1 lemon

Chimichurri (adapted from allrecipes.com’s “Chimichurri sauce”)

½ c. fresh parsley

2 cloves of fresh garlic

¼ c. olive oil

2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp. dried oregano

1 Tsp. cumin

½ Tsp. salt

Instructions

  • Remove any green leaves from the cauliflower, then slice straight through into ½ -inch steaks.
  • Lightly spray steaks with olive oil, then salt and pepper , then place on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, flipping once about halfway through.
  • Combine all of the chimichurri ingredients in a food processor, then process until combined.
  • To serve, place one steak on each plate, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the steak, then top with sauce and red peppers.
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