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Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce changes up the traditional way people at cauliflower and cooks it on the grill. You will love the smoky flavor and crispy outer layer of the cauliflower. The tender inside soaks in the flavors of the za’atar and olive oil. The cauliflower steaks are finished off with a tangy yogurt tahini sauce and a good sprinkling of feta cheese. The yogurt tahini sauce also works nicely on meats and seafood!     Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce on a white plate.

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GRILLED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS WITH YOGURT TAHINI SAUCE

I am excited to be sharing today’s Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce in partnership with ADA Mideast.

This recipe is the perfect way to close out the summer and would be a nice addition to your Labor Day festivities. 

The yogurt tahini sauce is also a great recipe to use on all kinds of dishes like these Grilled Beef Kofta Kebabs, drizzled over this Mediterranean Salmon Bowlthese Grilled Chicken Thighs with Greek Marinade or pair it with these Lebanese Meat Pies

In the Lebanese culture we use yogurt in so many recipes from dressings like this Creamy Dill Sauce to a marinade like in this Yogurt Marinated Chicken to Greek Yogurt Waffles

Dairy foods, like the yogurt and feta cheese in this recipe, provide nutrients people of all ages need to grow and maintain stronger bodies and minds.

The protein in dairy –whey and casein– keeps you feeling full longer, provides energy to fuel your day and helps muscles recover.

In my house we love cauliflower, especially when it is grilled. It gets tender on the inside, crispy on the outside with just the right amount of char. 

We often have cauliflower on our menu whether it is this Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower or Za’atar Cauliflower

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce raw cauliflower.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THESE GRILLED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS?

  • 2 LARGE HEADS OF CAULIFLOWER
  • EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 
  • LEMON
  • GARLIC
  • PAPRIKA
  • OREGANO
  • THYME
  • ZA’ATAR OR SUMAC {OPTIONAL}
  • FETA CHEESE
  • PARSLEY

FOR THE YOGURT TAHINI SAUCE

  • PLAIN YOGURT
  • TAHINI
  • LEMON JUICE

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce with za'atar.

HOW DO YOU MAKE GRILLED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS WITH YOGURT TAHINI SAUCE?

Remove all of the outer leaves that are on each of the cauliflower heads. Cut off the stem at the bottom of each cauliflower.

You want the cauliflower to stand up on a flat base when set down.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce raw cauliflower on cutting board.

Set each cauliflower head on its base. Cut the sides off of the cauliflower.

Cut the rest of the cauliflower into 3 medium sized steaks. You want them to be large enough so they stay intact on the grill.

In a medium bowl mix together the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, oregano, thyme, za’atar or sumac {optional},

Heat a grill to medium (about 350 degrees F).

Place the cauliflower steaks on a large cutting board or two large plates. Brush each side of the cauliflower with the olive oil mixture and sprinkle and dash of salt and pepper on each side.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce on a white plate.

Set the cauliflower steaks on the grill and close the grill.

Grill for 5-7 minutes on each side. You want the cauliflower to just begin to char and also become tender.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce on grill.

IS DAIRY NUTRITIOUS FOR ME?

  • The amount of dairy foods you need each day depends on your age. For those 9 years or older, USDA recommends eating three daily servings of low fat or fat free milk, cheese and yogurt every day to meet dairy food group recommendations, close key nutrient gaps and contribute to nutritious and healthy eating patterns.
  • Milk, cheese and yogurt are delicious paired with plant-based foods, including whole grains and a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables—which tend to be more affordable because they are most abundant. Pairing dairy foods with plants can help pack in nutrients that kids and adults need, and often do not get enough of in their daily diets. 
  • Dairy and plants are the ultimate power couple that together deliver on calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and fiber. Research shows plant and dairy foods can help reduce the risk for chronic diseases, too. Dairy foods are often recommended as part of plant-based diets because they contain high-quality proteins and often under-consumed nutrients like calcium, vitamin D and potassium. 
  • I use Greek yogurt in a lot of  my recipes. It is high in protein, which helps to keep you fuller longer, and it packs in essential nutrients. Six ounces of Greek yogurt typically contains 14–17 grams of protein (regular yogurt has 7-8 grams). It adds creaminess and tang, too. Find out the differences between Greek and regular yogurt. 
  • Fermented dairy foods like yogurt are linked to health benefits including reduced inflammation, improved digestive health and healthy immune systems.

Tahini Yogurt Dressing in jar

LEARN MORE ABOUT DAIRY FARMERS 

I live in Ohio which is a state that produces a lot of dairy. I have met dairy farmers firsthand and know how dedicated they are to their animals and to the dairy industry.

Ohio is actually home to 1,650 dairy farms and 65 companies that bottle milk or make cheese. 

Dairy farmers are committed to help nourish communities and help provide wholesome, nutritious, affordable food and are continuing to work around-the-clock to keep grocery store shelves stocked with fresh dairy foods. 

In Ohio and West Virginia, cows on about 1,700 dairy farms produce about 639 million gallons of milk each year. Did you know that 95% of U.S. dairy farms are family-owned and operated?

Milk makes it from Ohio and West Virginia dairy farms to your fridge in as little as 48 hours, making it a fresh source of high-quality protein.

Dairy farmers care for their cows and calves by providing a nutritious diet, good medical care and healthy living conditions.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce with salad.

WHAT TO PAIR WITH GRILLED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS WITH YOGURT TAHINI SAUCE?

This dish works really well with so many types of dishes. I like to serve it as a side with the below recipes the most! 

PAN SEARED HALIBUT

AIR FRYER COD

MOROCCAN RED LENTIL SOUP

MEDITERRANEAN BAKED TURKEY MEATBALLS

BLACK SEA BASS

MOROCCAN CHICKEN THIGHS 

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce with logo.

For more information about dairy nutrition, to find delicious new recipes and to meet Ohio and West Virginia dairy farmers, visit www.Drink-MIlk.com, and follow the American Dairy Association Mideast on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce on a white plate.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Yogurt Tahini Sauce changes up the traditional way people at cauliflower and cooks it on the grill. You will love the smoky flavor and crispy outer layer of the cauliflower. The tender inside soaks in the flavors of the za'atar and olive oil. The cauliflower steaks are finished off with a tangy yogurt tahini sauce and a good sprinkling of feta cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 large heads cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil + more for the grill
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons za'atar or sumac {optional}
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Fresh parsley, chopped 

YOGURT TAHINI SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon tahini 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • Dash of salt and pepper 

Instructions

  1. Remove all of the outer leaves that are on each of the cauliflower heads. Cut off the stem at the bottom of each cauliflower.
  2. You want the cauliflower to stand up on a flat base when set down.
  3. Set each cauliflower head on its base. Cut the sides off of the cauliflower. Cut the rest of the cauliflower into 3 medium sized steaks. You want them to be large enough so they stay intact on the grill.
  4. In a medium bowl mix together the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, oregano, thyme, za'atar or sumac {optional},
  5. Heat a grill to medium (about 350 degrees F).
  6. Place the cauliflower steaks on a large cutting board or two large plates. Brush each side of the cauliflower with the olive oil mixture and sprinkle and dash of salt and pepper on each side.
  7. Set the cauliflower steaks on the grill and close the grill.
  8. Grill for 5-7 minutes on each side. You want the cauliflower to just begin to char and also become tender.
  9. Remove from the grill and sprinkle feta cheese and fresh parsley on the cauliflower steaks.
  10. In a medium mixing bowl combine the yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, salt and pepper and whisk well.
  11. Drizzle the yogurt tahini sauce over the cauliflower steaks. Enjoy!

Notes

The yogurt tahini sauce would be a great sauce to drizzle on grilled chicken, steak, salmon or shrimp.

Today’s post is sponsored by ADA Mideast.  As always all opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that allow me to create new and exciting recipes. 

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