Cauliflower Steaks with ZENB Marinara Braised Chickpeas


PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 45 minutes

TOTAL TIME 55 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 427g
Servings: 4

Calories: 330

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat18g23%
Saturated Fat3g15%
Dietary Fiber11g39%
Total Sugar11g
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 129mg 10%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 1097mg 25%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

This low-calorie, gluten-free Cauliflower Steak recipes uses ZENB Sweet Carrot and Tomato Marinara Pasta Sauce with chickpeas to pack a flavorful punch. Whether you are plant-based or just looking to get more vegetables into your diet, this is the ideal recipe for you.


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into eight, 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed, patted dry
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 carton (15.5 ounces) ZENB Sweet Carrot and Tomato Marinara Pasta Sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups kale, stemmed, coarsely chopped



Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly brush cauliflower slices with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Arrange slices on large, rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment. Season with salt & pepper. Bake 40-45 minutes, turning once, until golden-brown on both sides.


Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add chickpeas and paprika. Cook, 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly until heated through and fragrant.


Stir in ZENB Sauce and water; cook 2-3 minutes until simmering. Add kale to pan. Cook 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until wilted and tender. Serve sauce mixture spooned over roasted cauliflower steaks.

Tasty Tips

Substitute spinach, Swiss chard or other hearty greens for the kale.

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