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Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Pesto

Fire up the grill and make grilled cauliflower steaks with basil pesto for a healthy and simple summer dinner!


  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • 1. Cut the cauliflower lengthwise, including the stalk, into 3/4-inch slices. Set aside.
  • 2. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add the basil, garlic, and lemon juice. Turn on the machine and pulse a few times. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor or blender is running. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Pulse again until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 3. Brush both sides of the cauliflower steaks with pesto. Place on a grill over medium heat. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until cauliflower is tender but still firm. Serve warm.
  • Note: I made a vegan pesto for this recipe, but the cauliflower steaks are also great with our Spinach Basil Pesto. You can also use store bought pesto if you wish.