It must be that time of year. I’m craving comfort food and I’m craving a health-kick, and I want them both now. My cauliflower steak with smoky spinach lentils takes care of both. That's right a steak of cauliflower 🙂
Whether you're brand-new to Veganuary (going vegan for the whole of January) or you're a long-time clean eating vegetarian or vegan stuck in a rut, this cauliflower steak with smoky spinach lentils is a truly satisfying dish right at your fingertips.
I love cauliflower, it's nature's superfood. It’s something that WHFoods recommends eating on a regular basis to keep your heart and body healthy. I personally prefer roasting cauliflower rather than the usual boiling or steaming methods, which often makes it mushy and bland.
There are a few key points to make this cauliflower steak perfect. First get a decent size of cauliflower, then remove the outer leaves and trim/level the stem end. Don't completely remove it as the stem helps to keep it all together.
Next get a good sharp knife and cut right through the centre of the cauliflower head. This will keep the florets nicely together. You should be able to cut 2 - 3 thick slices. Don't throw away the remaining florets, just roast them alongside the cauliflower steaks.
Add your favourite spices, touch of oil and pop it in the oven to roast. This cauliflower steak goes just with everything. Think my sweet potato kale mash, roasted vegetables with salsa, turmeric rice or like in this recipe with smoky spinach lentils.
Here's the cauliflower steak with smoky spinach lentils
Need more cauliflower inspiration? I have a delicious cauliflower rice right here. And there’s one pot cauliflower bake over here, if you’re looking for something a bit bigger. You can’t go wrong with either.