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Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Shiitake Mushrooms & Pine Nuts

  • Author: Cindy
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Shiitake Mushrooms and Pine Nuts is a hearty plant-based meal that will satisfy your savory taste buds!



1 head of cauliflower olive oil spray 1 tbsp dry thyme 1 package of shiitake mushrooms, sliced thinly. 2 cups of broccoli florets, cut into bite size pieces 3 tbsp pine nuts 6 sprigs of fresh thyme Pesto Sauce: 4 cups basil leaves 1/2 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves 1/4 cup parmesan cheese ** 1/3 cup pine nuts 1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Clean cauliflower and slice into 1/4 inch sections from the top of the head down.
  3. Place separated on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spray with olive oil and season with salt & pepper and thyme. Turn and repeat on other side.
  4. On a separate parchment lined baking sheet, roast the shiitake mushrooms. Place on a separate rack in the oven along with the cauliflower.
  5. Bake for 15 -20 minutes, flipping the cauliflower over once and moving the shiitakes around to cook evenly.
  6. Cut the broccoli into bite sized pieces and steam until tender in a double boiler. Place aside and keep warm in a covered dish.
  7. Toast the pine nuts, in a separate pan, for approximately 5 min on low heat.
  8. Prepare the Pesto Sauce: Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well blended.
  9. Heat the sauce in a small pot.
  10. Plate the cauliflower first, then add the broccoli and shiitake. Drizzle with the pesto and top with some pine nuts and a sprig of thyme.


* Broccoli can be roasted alongside the cauliflower if wanted. ** If vegan, use 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

Keywords: Roasted Cauliflower Steak, Plant-based Meal