Harissa-roasted cauliflower steaks

Harissa-roasted cauliflower steaks

Made from a few simple ingredients, this vegan cauliflower dish wouldn’t look out of place in a smart restaurant. Serve as a starter, or with a salad for lunch or a light meal. Making your own harissa is really easy, but if you’re short of time you can use a jar of ready-made harissa instead.


  • 1 cauliflower, sliced into steaks approx. 3–4cm/1¼–1½in thick, young leaves removed and reserved
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste (see below for recipe or use a jar)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • sea salt flakes, to taste

For the harissa

To serve