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Spicy Cauliflower Steaks with Pomegranate

Spicy, savoury and with a sweet tang. These Cauliflower steaks make an impressive and beautiful main dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegan
Servings: 4
Author: Vanessa


  • 1 cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus extra for greasing tray
  • 1 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • Zest of one lemon better to use organic when you use zest
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 cloves Crushed / chopped garlic
  • 8 whole garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 3 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 3 Tbsp Pomegranate seeds
  • Fresh parsley


  • Preheat oven to 180⁰C. Grease a baking tray with olive oil.
  • Remove leaves from cauliflowers and trim the base so you can stand the cauliflower upright for chopping into ‘steaks’.
  • Cut the cauliflower into slices about 3cm thick and lie them on the baking tray.
  • Make the seasoning by mixing together the olive oil, pomegranate molasses, zest and lemon juice, crushed garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle half of this over all the ‘steaks’. Then flip the steaks over and drizzle the other half of the seasoning on the other side of the steaks, so they are fully marinated. Then sprinkle the garlic cloves on and around the ‘steaks’.
  • Bake the ‘steaks’ for 15 minutes. Then sprinkle on the pumpkin seeds and pomegranate seeds and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the ‘steaks’ have a golden brown to their edges.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.