Sunday, April 10, 2016

Mexican Cauliflower Steak Sandwiches

I am all about cauliflower lately. Roasting it whole, ricing it, pan-frying slabs of it, etc. This is another unique recipe I found to continue using cauliflower. It involves quick pan-searing, then rubbing it with spices and roasting it. Then it goes onto a sandwich with some spicy avocado mash (let's not call it guacamole, because it isn't). Instead of lettuce, I used some kale. Other than that, I followed the recipe. It's pretty delicious.

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Mexican Cauliflower Steak Sandwiches
Connoisseurus Veg

1 medium cauliflower crown
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Salt, to taste
2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 sandwich rolls, sliced open (4 to 6)
Shredded lettuce
Hot sauce (I usually use Tapatio)

Preheat oven to 400º.

Remove outer leaves from cauliflower and trim stem. Place on a large cutting board, stem side down. Starting at the center, cut into 1 inch thick slabs, retaining any florets that break off in the process.

Coat a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place over medium-high heat. Working in batches if necessary, arrange cauliflower slabs and any stray florets in skillet and cook until lightly browned on bottoms, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on opposite sides, about 2 minutes more.

Coat a large baking sheet with remaining oil. Arrange cauliflower on baking sheet and sprinkle with lime juice, garlic, cumin, ancho chili powder, salt and pepper. Bake until tender, about 15 minutes.

While cauliflower roasts, place avocados in medium bowl and mash well with a fork or potato masher. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, tomato, onion, jalapeño, salt and pepper.

Stuff rolls with cauliflower steaks and top with guacamole, shredded lettuce and hot sauce.

Serves 4

1 comment:

Denise said...

How is that not guacamole?