Piri-Piri Cauliflower Steaks

Mark Hughes General, Light Lunches, Main Courses, Recipes, Rubs, Salads, Taste products 0 Comments

We’re eating a lot more veggies nowadays but don’t want to miss out on texture, flavour or taste.

Unfortunately, it is too easy to get stuck in a rut with veggies, which ultimately leads to boredom. This is where Piri-Piri Cauliflower Steaks come in! It’s a quick, versatile meal that can work either as a light lunch or a full meal, depending on what you serve with it.

In fact, these are so popular now that many supermarkets are now selling two ‘steaks’ of cauliflower for about £3, but our version will cost less than half that & taste much better!

As with most of our recipes, the choice of spice blend is flexible. Piri Piri has a gorgeous, smoky kick, but feel free to swap it for your favourite.

INGREDIENTS (serves 2) 

  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 1 tsp Piri Piri rub
  • 1 Tbsp Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Rapeseed oil


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220c
  2. Cut two 20mm thick slices from the middle of the cauliflower and lightly rub with oil
  3. Mix together the Piri Piri rub, breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, nutritional yeast & salt
  4. Dip the cauliflower into the spice mix to coat both sides
  5. Place on the baking tray & bake for 12 mins until crisp & coloured on the outside, but still with some bite
  6. Serve warm with a salad, rice or grains


  • For a gorgeous dressing to drizzle over as you serve, mix 2 Tbsp of cold-pressed Rapeseed oil with 1 Tbsp lemon juice, a small bunch of chopped parsley & a pinch of ground black pepper
  • Substitute the cauliflower for a thick slice of firm Tofu or Halloumi

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