Naturally low calorie and vegan, these Harissa Spiced Cauliflower Steaks with Herby Green Lentils are packed full of flavour and ready in under 30 minutes.
While the cauliflower steaks are roasting, place the green lentils in a saucepan and pour over plenty of boiling water. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes or until cooked to how you like them (see note 2).
(1) To achieve the right size, you need to slice a medium sized cauliflower lengthways into thick slices and then use the two middle slices as your ‘steaks’. So, if you are cooking this recipe for 4, you will need 2 cauliflowers to get 4 good sized ‘steaks’.
(2) I find the packet instructions invariably tell you to cook green lentils for so long they turn to mush. I find 20 minutes cooking is plenty to achieve a soft but not mushy texture. However, if you prefer your lentils a little softer, it would probably make sense to start cooking the lentils BEFORE cooking the cauliflower steaks, so the timings work out better.
Not suitable for freezing
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.