Lemon Caper Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

By Whisper of Yum
  • Total Time:
    35 minute
  • Servings:


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • avocado oil spray
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon good quality olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ tablespoons capers, lightly chopped
  • 1½ teaspoons lemon zest
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Remove the green trimming and stem from the bottom of head.
  3. Hold cauliflower upright and slice directly through the middle. Hold one of the halves and cut one steak–about 1-1½ inches. Repeat until all steaks are cut. Don’t discard the little pieces as you cut steaks and add to baking sheet.
  4. Spray both sides of cauliflower steak with avocado oil. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Roast in oven and cook for 15 minutes or until side facing baking sheet is crisp and golden. Flip and repeat.
  6. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  7. Remove saucepan from heat and add capers, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until ingredients are incorporated. Set aside.
  8. Once both sides are golden and roasted, remove from oven.
  9. Spoon lemon caper mixture over cauliflower and top with freshly grated parmesan. Enjoy!