Cauliflower Steaks with Pesto and Hemp Seeds

From cauliflower rice to cauliflower pizza crust, people everywhere (including me!) are getting crazy about cauliflower...and for great reason!

Cauliflower Steak with Pesto and Hemp Seeds

This cruciferous vegetable is home to fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and vitamin B6. Plus, its versatility as an ingredient makes it a fun and nutritious solution to help you get more vegetables more often.

So if you love cauliflower and love creating healthy, delicious meals with vegetables (or are looking for ways to eat more vegetables daily), or perhaps you are looking for more healthy recipes with cauliflower, you're going to love this Cauliflower Steak with Pesto and Hemp Seeds. 

This recipe is hearty, full of flavor, and it's a combo you'll keep coming back to again and again.  It's SO simple to make and it's PACKED full of good-for-you nutrients from cauliflower, plus a healthy amount of protein and omega-3s from hemp seeds.

Watch below to learn how to make Cauliflower Steaks with Pesto and Hemp Seeds!


  • 1 head of cauliflower from Foxy Produce
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Your favorite pesto - homemade or store-bought
  • Hemp seeds
  • Fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. 

  2. Wash one head of cauliflower, remove cauliflower leaves, and cut the cauliflower into 1/2 inch thick slices.

  3. Create the cauliflower steak basting oil by stirring together 1/2 cup avocado oil, 1/2 teaspoon basil, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  4. Lay the 1/2 inch thick cauliflower slices on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

  5. Baste the cauliflower with the oil/herb mixture. Flip. Baste again. 

  6. Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven. Baste with remaining oil/herb mixture.

  8. Bake at 375°F for another 20 minutes, or until cauliflower is golden brown.

  9. Remove from oven. Transfer cauliflower steak onto a plate. Top with your favorite pesto and hemp seeds. Garnish with fresh parsley and dig in! 

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[Disclosure: This video was made in partnership with Foxy Produce. Thank you for supporting brands that support YES! Nutrition]