Vegan Polenta Cauliflower Steaks

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Vegan Polenta Cauliflower Steaks are crunchy, cheesy (from the nutritional yeast) and dairy free!

These cauliflower steaks make every vegan I know smile!

The tangy salsa verde that I serve them with harnesses all the power of the English summer herbs.

If you want an additional hit of salty protein then add some anchovies, but for a vegan version leave them out and add a sprinkle of salt instead.

The salsa is equally good with fish or leftover veggies, and it really comes to life with a sprinkle of black pepper.

This recipe serves 2 as a main dish or 4 as a side dish.

Vegan Polenta Cauliflower Steaks Ingredients1

Vegan Polenta Cauliflower Steaks Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil (I’ve used Lucy Bee Coconut Oil)
  • 4 tbsps polenta
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • A large handful of fresh parsley
  • A large handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Vegan Polenta Cauliflower Steaks Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/GM 6.
  2. To make the salsa, place the parsley, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and black pepper into a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and chill until ready to serve.
  4. Wash and trim the cauliflower.
  5. Cut it into one inch thick slices (depending on the size of your cauliflower you should get 4 steaks out of it)
  6. Place the cauliflower slices onto a large baking tray and drizzle over three tablespoons of the coconut oil.
  7. Rub it into the slices so they are well covered.
  8. The sprinkle over 2 tbsps of the polenta and 1 tbsp of the nutritional yeast.
  9. Make sure that the cauliflower is evenly covered.
  10. Season then turn the steaks over and repeat the above steps.
  11. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, then turn the steaks over and return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
  12. They should be crunchy and golden on the outside with a little bit of a bite in the middle.

Vegan Polenta Cauliflower Steaks Salsa Verde1

Serve with the salsa verde.


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