Grilled Cauliflower Steaks With Asparagus & Harissa

Two plates of grilled cauliflower and grilled asparagus, garnished with harissa and lime

From pizza to rice, you’ve probably seen cauliflower popping up as a foundational ingredient to put a delicious vegan spin on popular recipes. And this one is no different! Cauliflower is made tender and a bit sweet by the heat of the grill. Add in that smoky outdoor flavor with a hint of Harissa spice and pair with a side of asparagus to create an ideal summer dish. So what are you waiting for? Grill up some veggie goodness today.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Asparagus & Harissa 

Serves: 4

Prep TIme: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


1  large head of cauliflower

2  pounds asparagus, ends trimmed

3  tablespoons avocado oil

2  large limes, halved

Salt and pepper

1/4 cup harissa sauce



1.  Preheat the grill.

2.  Remove the leaves from the cauliflower head and carefully slice it into 1 inch thick “steaks.”

A head of raw cauliflower being sliced into thick grillable-slices

3. Brush the cauliflower and asparagus evenly with avocado oil. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Grill cauliflower, asparagus, and lime halves over medium heat until golden brown.

A half sheet pan filled with bite-sized just-grilled asparagus and slices of cauliflower

5. Cut grilled asparagus into 1-2 inch pieces.

6. Transfer the asparagus to serving plates and place cauliflower steaks alongside. Drizzle with harissa sauce.

A white plate with a slice of grilled cauliflower and bite-sized grilled asparagus, being garnished with harissa. On the side of the plate sits a grilled lime half, and in te upper right is a second plate of grilled cauliflower and asparagus, already garnished with harissa and lime.

7. Squeeze the grilled lime juice on top. Finish with freshly cracked black pepper and enjoy!

LIme juice is being squeezed over a plate of grilled sliced cauliflower and grilled bite-sizsed asparagus and garnished with harissa.

Tasty Tips

Harissa is a Tunisian red chile pepper paste seasoned with rose petals, coriander, and caraway seeds. It comes mild or spicy and is often sold in a tube or jar in the condiment aisle of the grocery store.

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