I'm so excited to share this recipe because SERIOUSLY – look at the cuteness of these sliders! What's inside, you ask? Cauliflower steaks! Seasoned simply with salt and pepper, roasted to golden brown perfection, topped with cashew pesto 😍😍😍, and smooshed between mini buns. This cauliflower steak sliders dish is for real one of my all-time favorite things we've ever made!
For the past couple of months, I've been seeing recipes for "cauliflower steaks" all over Pinterest and the internet. And they look SO good.
If you haven't heard of the concept before, here's a quick rundown. You take a head of cauliflower and slice it down the middle to get big cross-sections. And then you oven roast or cook them in a skillet with your desired seasonings, toppings, etc. The end result is a vegetarian entree that resembles the way an actual steak is presented. I know I'm not fooling anyone – cauliflower doesn't remotely taste like beef. But still – I love the idea of subbing a vegetable into dinner as the main attraction!
I was cutting up cauliflower for dinner one night when the idea for these popped into my head – people make sliders with steak, so why not put cauliflower steaks into a slider?! And that's how these adorable mini sandwiches came into wonderful existence.
This recipe can be customized and modified so. many. ways. You could season the cauliflower with a sweet and spicy marinade or maybe a Mediterranean spice blend? You could top the "steaks" with avocado, or tahini, or sriracha, or cheese, or sprouts... The possibilities are endless! Personally, I'm a big fan of cashew pesto. 😉 I made a batch of the same recipe we use for zucchini noodles because it's the bomb.
If WHEN you recreate these at home, be a show-off! Tag me on Instagram or send me a snap!