Tasty & Sweet BBQ Cauliflower

Tasty & Sweet BBQ Cauliflower 

Cauliflower is having its moment right now in my house as it so versatile from a great side dish to being the star of the show!  With plant based options becoming more widely popular in restaurants I often see cauliflower as a 'steak' menu item and this intrigued me!!  Not that I was ever a steak eater but seeing this option made me happy!  It looks like we are really starting to make that shift to be more conscious of the benefits of a plant based lifestyle! 

Now when you hear cauliflower steak it may sound strange but these thick slices of cauliflower slathered in my tangy BBQ sauce is quite the flavorful surprise! You can cut the cauliflower into thick slices or make them smaller depending on your preference.  They tend to break easily so don't get discouraged as the taste is the same either way! 

As you can see mine are all different sizes! (it is a work in progress lol!) I accompanied mine with quinoa and mixed in fresh spinach to wilt at the end.  There was extra sauce drippings in the pan after roasting and you better believe that I added that right into the quinoa for that added tangy and sweet flavor throughout! These can be served on their own as a side dish (maybe add some healthy blue ranch dressing!) or make it into a meal like I did - love how versatile they are! 

Would love to hear your comments and please share!

xo - cherise


1 medium cauliflower head (sliced thick for steak or cut into florets)
2 Tbs Olive Oil
4 Tbs coconut aminos (I use this one)
3 tbs organic tomato paste (no salt added is possible)
2 tbs raw honey
1/2 tbs garlic salt
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbs apple cider vinegar (I love my Braggs!)


1. Preheat oven to 375f.
2. Lay parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet.
3. In a large bow mix all the BBQ sauce ingredients well.
4. Toss in the cauliflower and coat well and even with the sauce.
5. Spread the cauliflower on the pan evenly with all the drippings.
6. Bake for 30 minutes and toss once or twice during cooking time - the cauliflower should soften and get crispy brown when done.
7. Server over quinoa or as a side dish.


xo - cherise