Vegetarian Cauliflower Steak Recipe by Carmel Hall

Vegetarian Cauliflower Steak Recipe by Carmel Hall

Cauliflower is a very versatile vegetable: we’re seeing it as rice, pizza crust and steak! Here is my version of a steak, but I use the whole head and make a puree out of the florets so there’s no waste and a respect for the vegetable as a whole. This is incredibly easy, sounds like a dish out of a fine restaurant, and does your body plenty good!


 1 cauliflower

1 teaspoon of tumeric

½ teaspoon chili flakes

½ avocado (save the other half for a smoothie!)

1 minced clove of garlic

Slice cauliflower in half, down the middle. Then with each half, slice the florets off-these are your steaks, they should be about half an inch thick. Cover the florets with some water and a good heap of salt, and bring to the boil. Heat about a teaspoon of olive or coconut oil in a frying pan. While that’s heating up, rub oil, the turmeric, and chilli flakes on both side of your steaks. Preheat oven to 200C. Pan fry the steaks until brown on each side. When the florets are soft, drain them and put them in a blender or food processer with the avocado and garlic and blend until smooth.

Serve the pan fried cauliflower steak over the puree. Top with a sprinkle of sea salt, small teaspoon of thinned out tahini, coriander, pomegranate seeds, or pine nuts.

Absolutely gorgeous, incredibly easy, and quite impressive!

Cauliflower Steak with Cauliflower Avocado Purée








IMG_2879Carmel Hall

It’s fairly appropriate that with the name Carmel, I have a strong interest in food!

I grew up in San Francisco and spent my summers in Cork, two amazing food cities. I find myself currently living in West Cork and experimenting with recipes and taking of photos of food I have created, which is marrying my two passions–photography and food.

I started baking and cooking as a way to relieve stress in high school, and found out pretty quickly I enjoyed being in the kitchen. In April 2014, I attended Ballymaloe Cookery School. Since then, I have have been working in different kitchens across Ireland, London, and Italy, building on my education and building up my palette.

My Blog ‘Cooking With Carmel” is a reflection of my traveling and growing up in a family of seven kids. I hope I inspire you to get in the kitchen and get cookin!

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