Claire Wright from addsomeveg.com shares 3 simple ways to prepare cauliflower that the whole family will enjoy.
An amazing veggie meat-alternative for vegetarians, vegans or just a family Meat Free Monday, these cauliflower steaks will probably surprise your family by how sweet, delicious and filling they are.
Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower head but keep the stem. Slice the cauliflower into large “steaks” – the edge ones will probably fall apart, but you should get at least 2 decent ones out of each head (keep the ones that have fallen apart and toss with olive oil and a pinch of salt to roast alongside the steaks). Place the cauliflower steaks on a lined baking tray (or two, if needed), and brush with a little olive oil, then sprinkle with salt & pepper (and your choice of flavourings, if you are using them). Roast in the oven for 25-35 mins, until slightly catching and caramelised on the edges and cooked through but with a little bite to them still. Serve in place of steak with some homemade chips (try our veggie fries recipes) or cooked grains and vegetables. A drizzle of yogurt mixed with fresh herbs and feta, some crumbled blue cheese or a little hot sauce for the more adventurous of you is a welcome addition.
About the chef
After successfully lowering her young family’s sugar intake, Claire started Add Some Veg, a website to help parents find tasty low sugar high veg food that aims to be simple, quick and affordable. Claire also works for Veg Power as Communications Manager and chief recipe creator.