Sumptuous Vegan Cauliflower Steaks with Harissa Glaze: A Flavorful Delight


Savor the delectable flavors of our Vegan Cauliflower Steaks with Harissa Glaze – a mouthwatering dish that combines the hearty goodness of cauliflower with the bold and spicy notes of harissa. These cauliflower steaks are not only visually stunning but also packed with nutritious ingredients that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or simply looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire. Let’s dive into the details of how to create this culinary masterpiece!


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preparation: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with olive oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Trimming the Cauliflower: Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower and trim the stem, leaving the core intact. Place the cauliflower upright on a cutting board and slice it into 1-inch thick steaks, starting from the center and working your way outwards. You should be able to get 2-3 steaks from one head of cauliflower, depending on its size. Reserve any florets that fall off for another use.
  3. Making the Harissa Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, harissa paste, maple syrup, lemon juice, minced garlic, smoked paprika, ground cumin, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  4. Coating the Cauliflower: Brush both sides of each cauliflower steak generously with the harissa glaze, ensuring they are evenly coated. Place the cauliflower steaks on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them to allow for even cooking.
  5. Baking the Cauliflower: Transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven and roast the cauliflower steaks for 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender and golden brown, flipping them halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
  6. Garnishing and Serving: Once the cauliflower steaks are done, remove them from the oven and transfer them to a serving platter. Garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of color and added freshness. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 cauliflower steak
  • Calories: 120
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 240mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 3g

Smart WW Points:

  • Each cauliflower steak with harissa glaze is approximately 3 SmartPoints on the Weight Watchers plan. However, individual points may vary depending on specific ingredients and serving sizes.

Enjoy the bold flavors and satisfying textures of our Vegan Cauliflower Steaks with Harissa Glaze for a memorable dining experience that celebrates the beauty of plant-based cuisine!