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Smoked Paprika Cauliflower Steak

Natascha Brandt

Recipe Developer/Food Photographer

Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands


cauliflower steak, vegan dinner recipe


2 cauliflowers, sliced

2 tbsp coconut oil

500 g carrots, halved

4 red onions, quartered

5 cloves garlic, whole

150 g mixed mushrooms, halved

100 g almonds, chopped

A bunch of fresh thyme

60 g homemade hummus

1 lemon, squeezed

1 tbsp hot water

4 tbsp smoked paprika powder

1 tbsp onion powder

A bunch of fresh mint

Kosher salt and pepper



1. Preheat oven to 390°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Remove the outer green leaves of the cauliflower and cut the stems. Cut 3 cm off the left and right edges evenly, leaving the center intact. Slice the center in half, resulting in 2 steaks. Repeat process with the other head of cauliflower.

vegan dinner, cauliflower steak

3. Place the cauliflowers steaks on the baking sheet and drizzle with coconut oil. Sprinkle salt and 2 tablespoons smoked paprika powder. Bake for about 25 minutes until the cauliflower is golden brown. Set aside.

4. In a large and hot skillet with coconut oil, place the roasted cauliflower steak and sprinkle salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika. Let the steaks brown on both sides for about 5 minutes. Set aside.


1. Preheat oven to 390°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Spread carrots, onions, garlic, thyme and mushrooms. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and onion powder. Roast for about 20 min. or until tender. Set aside.


1. In a medium skillet with coconut oil, add chopped almonds and sprinkle rest of smoked paprika and a pinch of salt. Cook until fragrant and gold, about 3 min. Set aside.

Hummus Sauce

1. In a small bowl, mix together the hummus, lemon juice and water. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.

2. Transfer the cauliflower steak and veggies to a serving dish, and drizzle some hummus sauce on the top. Sprinkle with smoked paprika almonds and fresh mint.

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