The first time I had cauliflower and mushrooms together, it was a beautiful moment. (Thank you to that incredible German cook.) It was also a game changer for how I saw cauliflower. There’s no error in calling these steaks here. When you pair cauliflower and mushrooms together, in this case a delicious adaptogen mushroom mix from friends at Four Sigmatic, what you have is a smoky-tasting, umami-rich feast. I could easily put away a few of these all by themselves, but what I love even more is the added kick that paprika and fresh chimichurri (one of my favorite sauces) give these steaks. I can’t think of a better vegetarian- and vegan-friendly dish—one that will bring even meat lovers to the table (and asking for more). Enjoy, everyone.
Cut the cauliflower heads into 1 inch thick steaks. Place on parchment lined cooking sheet. Drizzle liberally with Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil, and sprinkle generously with the mushroom-paprika rub. Put in the preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes.
To make the chimichurri, separate the leaves from the cilantro and chop leaves finely. Mince the garlic cloves. Mix both 1/3 cup of Primal Kitchen Greek Dressing. (Use more dressing if needed for right consistency.) Set aside.
Take out the roasted cauliflower steaks. Pour the chimichurri over the cauliflower. Top with red pepper flakes. Serve hot.
Nutritional Information (per steak—1/4 of cauliflower head):
Carbs: 5.6 grams
Fat: 31 grams
Protein: 4.75 grams
About the Author
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.