Cauliflower Steak with Pumpkin Tahini Dressing and Pistachios

Cauliflower Steak with Pumpkin Tahini Dressing and Pistachios

Cauliflower is is one of the most versatile vegetables. I have featured it as pizza, rice, bread stick, mashed potatoes and now as steak. Seriously cauliflower knows no bounds. But you are probably thinking steak.. how can a vegetable be steak? Well let me show you.

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I first had cauliflower at Dig Inn when they opened a restaurant in Boston. It was seriously amazing. And the crazy thing is, it’s really filling as like steak. The cauliflower steak was part of their summer menu, i think it came with a pistachio sauce, but since its fall, I created the quintessential fall sauce to pair with my version of cauliflower steak.

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Cauliflower Steak with Pumpkin Tahini Dressing and Pistachios

  • Servings: 2
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yes I did say Cauliflower Steak


    – 1 head of cauliflower – 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • – salt to taste – 1 tbsp tahini – 1 TBSP pumpkin puree – 1 tsp maple syrup – juice of half a lemon – 1-2 tsp of water – TBSP crushed pistachios


  1. Cut the cauliflower through the center in 2-3 steaks. The number of steaks depends on how much it crumbles.
  2. In a large skillet, add the olive oil and garlic. Add the cauliflower steaks season lightly with salt.
  3. Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes.
  4. To make the dressing add the tahini, pumpkin, maple syrup and lemon juice into a small bowl.
  5. Mix well until combined. Add water if its too thick.
  6. To serve, spread dressing over cauliflower, add crushed pistachios on top.
  7. Enjoy!

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1 thought on “Cauliflower Steak with Pumpkin Tahini Dressing and Pistachios”

  • I love cauliflower! As a steak it’s my 2nd favourite form of preparation, after eating it raw. I did something similar once, but baked in the oven and also with tahini. The sauce wasn’t exactly to my taste.So I’m really dying to try out yours!

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