Cauliflower Steaks With Ginger, Turmeric & Cumin

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 8:33 am
By: News On 6

1 large head cauliflower

¾ cup chickpeas

Salt and pepper

¼ cup tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

Small handful of cilantro, chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the leaves and trim the stem end of the cauliflower, leaving the core intact. Using a large knife, cut the cauliflower from top to base into three ¾-inch-thick "steaks." Season each steak with salt and pepper on both sides. (Reserve any loose florets for another use.)

2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the cauliflower steaks until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Gently transfer the steaks to a baking sheet.

3. Whisk together the remaining olive oil, ginger, cumin, and turmeric. Brush or spoon the mixture onto the cauliflower steaks and toss with chickpeas.

Roast the chickpeas alongside the cauliflower in the oven until tender, about 15 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve over a bed of quinoa or brown rice.