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Roast cauliflower steaks with puy lentil, goat’s cheese and pepper salad recipe

Roast cauliflower steaks with puy lentil, goat’s cheese and pepper salad recipe

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Try these vegetarian-friendly cauliflower steaks for a simple and healthy weeknight dinner or light lunch. This dish holds a deep delicious roasted flavour that's served with a colourful roasted pepper and hearty puy lentil salad. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 293 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 large cauliflower or 2 small cauliflowers
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) roasted peppers (from a jar), drained and cut into thin strips
  • 50g (2oz) sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ lemon, finely zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp grainy mustard
  • 1 x 250g pack ready to eat puy lentils
  • 50g rocket
  • 50g (2oz) goat’s cheese, crumbled

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 24%
  • Saturates

    4g 19%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 23g Protein 13.5g Fibre 8.3g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into 4 x 2·5cm (1in) thick steaks through the centre of the cauliflower. Reserve the excess cauliflower florets and break them into small bite-size pieces and set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan, add 2 of the steaks and fry for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden on both sides. Set aside on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cauliflower.
  4. Put the cauliflower steaks into the oven and roast for 10 minutes or until tender.
  5. Add a little more oil to the frying pan, add the reserved cauliflower florets and fry over a high heat for 2 minutes, shaking the pan constantly so they don’t burn. Add a splash of water to the pan to help steam them and cook until just tender. Tip into a large bowl.
  6. Add the peppers and sundried tomatoes. Mix together the remaining olive oil, lemon zest and juice and mustard. Season well. Put the lentils in a bowl and pour over the dressing and mix together. Add the rocket and goat’s cheese and set aside.
  7. To serve, put a cauliflower steak onto each plate, top with some of the lentil salad and serve.

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