Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Homemade Pesto

Total Time
31 min
15 min
13 min
Cauliflower steaks are fragile when they're tender. A wide fish spatula makes a great tool to get these off the grill.


pine nuts

2 Tbsp


2 cup(s), fresh, leaves

reduced-sodium chicken broth

½ cup(s)

grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s)

olive oil

1 Tbsp

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), peeled

table salt

½ tsp

uncooked cauliflower

1½ pound(s), cut into eight 1/2-inch-thick

cooking spray

2 spray(s)


  1. Place pine nuts in a small skillet and set pan over medium heat. Cook until nuts are golden, shaking pan frequently to prevent burning, about 3 minutes; transfer nuts to a plate to cool.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine cooled nuts, basil, broth, cheese, oil, garlic and salt; process until smooth and set aside.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  4. Off heat, coat cauliflower steaks lightly with cooking spray; set directly over heat. Cover grill and cook cauliflower, turning once, until marked and tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter or plates; spoon pesto over top.
  5. Serving size: 1 cauliflower steak with 2 Tbsp pesto

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