Grilled Curried Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Lentils and Spinach Recipe

  • Yield:

    4 servings

  • Total Time:

    1 hr 2 mins

  • Prep Time:

    40 mins

  • Cook Time:

    22 mins


  • Grilled Curried Cauliflower Steaks
  • 2 (medium to large) heads cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • As needed grill spray
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Spiced Lentils and Spinach
  • 1 teaspoon Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 whole bay leaves
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup green OR brown lentils, rinsed
  • 2 cups roughly chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Step 1) For Cauliflower Steaks: Remove leaves from base of cauliflower heads and cut off the stem so the head sits squarely on the cutting surface. Using a large, sharp knife, “square off” two opposite sides of each head (reserve small floret bits for another use) and cut 1-1/2-inch thick “steaks”, from each head vertically, top to bottom. Reserve any extra cauliflower for another use. Arrange steaks on a baking sheet.
  2. Step 2) Whisk together 1/4 cup lime juice, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon curry powder, honey and 2 minced garlic cloves. Brush some of the mixture on both sides of each steak and let steaks stand at room temperature until ready to grill.
  3. Step 3) For Spiced Lentils and Spinach: Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon curry powder, and bay leaf. Cook until onion begins to brown, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes and lentils. Cover and simmer just until lentils are tender (do not overcook), stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Stir in the spinach and lime juice; set lentils aside and keep warm until ready to serve.
  4. Step 4) Preheat grill to medium heat, or between 350° to 450°F.
  5. Step 5) Coat grilling surface with grill spray to prevent sticking.
  6. Step 6) Grill cauliflower steaks, covered, for 8 minutes or until lightly charred, brushing occasionally with some of the remaining marinade. Carefully flip the steaks over, brush with remaining marinade and cook an additional 10 to 12 minutes or until cauliflower is slightly softened but not mushy. Remove steaks from the grill and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  7. Step 7) Remove bay leaf from lentils. Serve cauliflower steaks immediately with Spiced Lentils and Spinach.