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Cauliflower steak shawarma with green chutney sauce

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
Tender spice-rubbed cauliflower, roasted and served with a quinoa salad and fresh green sauce, make this vegan, gluten-free dish a meal to remember.


Cauliflower, Raw

1 whole, large, trimmed and cut into 8 x 1cm -thick slices

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Shawarma seasoning

20 g

Lemon Juice, Fresh

1 tablespoon(s), plus grated zest of 1/2 lemon

Quinoa, Dry

240 g

Vegetable stock cube

2 cube(s), to make 800ml

Chickpeas, cooked

1 can(s), large, drained, drained and rinsed

Red onion

½ small, thinly sliced

Mint, Fresh

1 tablespoon(s), chopped

Coriander, fresh

2 tablespoon(s), plus extra to serve

Mint, Fresh

2 tablespoon(s)

Coriander, fresh

2 tablespoon(s), plus extra to serve


1 clove(s), crushed


75 g, peeled, stone removed and fresh roughly chopped

Lime Juice, Fresh

1 tablespoon(s)

Agave Syrup

½ tablespoon(s), level


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas mark 7. Mist a large nonstick baking tray and the cauliflower steaks with cooking spray.In a small bowl, mix the shawarma spice blend with the lemon zest and rub the mixture into both sides of the cauliflower steaks. Put the cauliflower in a single layer on the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, turning halfway through.
  2. Meanwhile, put the quinoa and vegetable stock into a pan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Season to taste and stir through the chickpeas, onion, herbs and lemon juice.
  3. While the quinoa and cauliflower are cooking, make the chutney sauce. Put all the ingredients in a mini food processor, add 2 tablespoons cold water and blitz until smooth.
  4. Divide the quinoa between plates, top with the cauliflower steaks and spoon over the chutney sauce. Scatter over the extra coriander and serve with the lemon wedges.


If you can’t find shawarma spice blend, you can substitute it with 1 teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, cumin, coriander and sumac.