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Milk Street Recipe

Cauliflower Steaks with Chipotle-Cashew Sauce

45 minutes

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Cauliflower Steaks with Chipotle-Cashew Sauce

This chunky, flavor-packed sauce, a loose adaptation of chef Alex Stupak’s smoked cashew dip, gets brightness from lime zest and juice, smoky heat from chipotle chilies, and buttery crunch from chopped roasted cashews. It’s a perfect pairing with tender, well-caramelized roasted cauliflower “steaks” (thick planks cut from a whole head). Cutting the steaks will leave you with bits of cauliflower that can be reserved for another use (roasting, steaming, stir-frying or making cauliflower “rice”). If you'd like to keep the sauce on the mild side, use only one chili and remove the seeds, but don't reduce the amount of adobo sauce. This dish is substantial enough to be a vegetarian main.




Don't use raw cashews. Roasted cashews have a deeper, more complex flavor. Either salted or unsalted works in this recipe.

45 minutes

Michael P.

This recipe is amazing. Neither my dad nor myself are big cauliflower fans, but with the sauce that the recipe calls for, it transforms the dish into something incredible. Simple, yet extravagant flavors.

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