Cauliflower Steaks with Pear Curry Chutney
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
From The Easy 5-Ingredient Vegan Cookbook
Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 medium pears, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 1 large cauliflower head, cut into four ¾ inch to 1-inch steaks
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
In a dry saucepan over medium heat, toast the curry powder for about 30 seconds or until it is fragrant. Add the pears, ½ tablespoon of the oil, and the onion. Cook, stirring the mixture occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vinegar, salt, and pepper, then remove from the heat and set aside.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, Carefully, lower the 4 (or more) cauliflower steaks into the water, one by one, using a pair of tongs. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until just tender, about 8 minutes, being careful not to overcook. The cauliflower should still have bite. If a paring knife can pierce through the center fairly easily, the steaks should be done.
Carefully remove the steaks with a large slotted spoon or skimmer and transfer to a rack to cool. When the steaks are cool, season each with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the remaining ½ tablespoon of oil. Carefully sear each cauliflower steak over high heat, until browned evenly, about 2 minutes on each side. Season with a little salt and pepper.
Place each cauliflower steak on a plate and spoon the chutney over. Serve immediately.
You can also bake the cauliflower steaks by placing them on a baking sheet. Lightly coat them with olive oil, sat, pepper and a light sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes or add your favorite seasonings. Roast at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, turning over halfway through, until tender and golden.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 181 Fat: 8 grams Saturated fat: 1 gram Carbohydrates: 28 grams Sugar: 14 grams Protein: 5 grams
Recipe by Ordinary Vegan at