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Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Cranberry Apple Chutney

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6
  • category Category: Main Dish
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


These Roasted Cauliflower Steaks are topped with a tangy Cranberry Apple Chutney. A seriously delicious recipe that’s a perfect vegetarian or vegan main dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!



  • 6 (1″ thick) cauliflower steaks (I used about 2 heads of cauliflower)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper to season

Cranberry Apple Chutney:

  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 large granny smith apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon course ground mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • salt & pepper

optional: garnish with chopped pecans and fresh sage


Roasted Cauliflower Steaks:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place cauliflower steaks on a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and rub into cauliflower. Then season each cauliflower steak with salt & pepper.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven. Gently flip the cauliflower steaks and bake an additional 15 minutes until slightly browned.

Cranberry Apple Chutney:

  1. Heat a medium saucepan to medium high heat. Add grape seed oil and onions. Saute until onions are translucent.
  2. Add in garlic and ginger. Saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Next add in apple, cranberries, apple cider vinegar, apple juice, maple syrup, mustard seed, allspice, clove and a cinnamon stick. Season with salt and pepper and stir.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. About 5-7 minutes.
  5. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until the cranberries burst and begin to break down until they for a sauce, will be about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Serve Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Cranberry Apple Chutney


  • Serving Size: 1 steak + chutney
  • Calories: 185
  • Sugar: 21 g
  • Sodium: 128 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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