Chilli Lime Cauliflower Steaks

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You've probably eaten cauliflower as rice, mashed, boiled and baked - but have you ever tried it grilled on the BBQ? 

My meat eating husband really loved these (even though he didn't think he would). The flavour sings with tangy, smokey vibes.

If you're vegetarian or vegan and want a delicious option for BBQs, these chilli lime cauliflower steaks are your solution!

If you eat dairy, you can sprinkle with fetta for a little bit extra flavour. Keep the leftover florets and use in another recipe (like Crispy Parmesan Cauliflower Nuggets).

Don't love coriander/cilantro? Swap it for parsley. 

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Healthy recipe

Chilli Lime Cauliflower Steaks Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Serves 2 as a side


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon harissa powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Handful of chopped coriander/cilantro leaves and lime wedges to serve


  1. Heat the BBQ or pan to med-high heat. Trim the cauliflower stems/leaves and cut the cauliflower into 2-3cm thick slices.
  2. In a small bowl, add olive oil, lime juice, salt, garlic, lime zest, paprika and harissa powder. Whisk ingredients then brush each side of the cauliflower pieces with the mixture
  3. Place on the BBQ or pan. Cook for 5 mins on either side until nicely grilled. Serve with coriander and lime wedges.

This recipe is from the Keep It Real Program :)