Cauliflower Sandwich

February 28, 2018


Okay, I'll be super real here. I did not think I would like this very much, but Roman had brought home a cauliflower and well, I just didn't want it to sit there and rot. I think we were all a little surprised at how much we liked this sandwich. I've made it three times now with different sauces and it's been a hit every time. Last night I made it after having a busy day and really not wanting to go to a lot of trouble with dinner. To make it easy, I just used a bottled sauce on top. Easy peasy. So I really think you should just get that skeptical look off of your face and try this for dinner...soon. 


1 head of cauliflower, trimmed up but leave the core in

3/4 cup flour

1/4 cup water

1/2 c unsweetened/unflavored non dairy milk

2 tsp garlic powder 

2 tsp onion

1 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp paprika 

a pinch of cayenne pepper

salt and pepper to taste


If the above looks familiar, that's because it's adapted from the recipe for the buffalo wings. 


Slice your cauliflower into 4, 1 inch steaks. Sometimes the ends fall apart a bit, that's just life. They eat just fine. Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a shallow bowl to make whichever sauce you choose.


Line a shallow pan with parchment paper. Dip your cauliflower steaks in the sauce and place them on the lined pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Turn the steaks and brush on more of the sauce. Check the steaks in another 10 minutes or so. You want them to have a little tooth to them, so they'll hold together, but we don't want to break our molars. 


For a more asian style sandwich, try this:


2 Garlic cloves, minced

2 T Tamari sauce or liquid aminos

1 tsp lime juice

1 green onion, minced

a pinch of cayenne pepper

1/8 to 1/4 tsp Siracha

2 tsps of corn starch


This is going to be more of a marinade than a sauce. Brush it on and let it soak in for a while before baking. 


AND if you're really in a hurry...brush your favorite vegan sauce on top and bake as above. 


For the Dressing/coleslaw


1/4 cup vegan ranch dressing

1/2 cup red cabbage sliced and diced

1 green onion, minced

1/4 cup diced cucumber 

Mix all ingredients in small bowl


Place your cauliflower steaks on toasted hamburger buns. Top with coleslaw and any other desired toppings. We usually want avocado and tomatoes. Serve with sweet potato fries! 







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