Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks

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Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks are a perfect addition to your main course or can be a great meat alternative!

Everybody should know that cauliflower is a girl’s best friend, especially when it comes to losing weight with the 17 Day Diet.

Unfortunately, cauliflower is boring when eaten plain. You feel me?

Roasting your favorite diet veggie will give it some more flavor, but it’s not something you want to eat several times a week because you’ll likely get bored!

However, when you add any spice or other flavoring to this versatile veggie, the flavors the cauliflower take on are amazing!!

Cauliflower is so versatile, you can use it for so many things. I’ll list a few of my favorite cauliflower dishes in a moment, so keep on reading!

In the meantime, this Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks Recipe is one to keep for your future dinner!

This low carb recipe is perfect for Meatless Monday or a side dish – the choice is yours!

This low carb Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks recipe is perfect for losing weight without sacrificing flavor!

Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks Ingredients

Obviously, cauliflower is the main ingredient of this recipe. The trick is to slice your cauliflower into 1-inch thick steaks without breaking them!

Get as many as you can from one large head of cauliflower.

If you have bits and pieces from the cauliflower breaking, save these for another dinner (you can check out my other cauliflower recipes towards the end of this post).

Slice your large head of cauliflower into 1 inch thick steaks

Besides cauliflower being the main ingredient, there are a few stand-out stars that make this recipe fresh and tasty.

Can you guess what they might be?

Hint: one of them is listed in the title of the recipe!

You guessed it! Lime!

Not only will lime freshen up any dish, but when paired with its friendly herb buddy, cilantro, you’ve got a winning combo of flavors!

Lime and cilantro make a perfect flavor pairing!

If you’re not a fan of cilantro, you could simply leave it out of this recipe or you can use fresh parsley instead!

Other Low Carb Cauliflower Recipes

If you find yourself with a lot of extra pieces of cauliflower after you’ve sliced up your steaks, here are a few recipes you can try for your next meal:

More Low Carb Side Dish Recipes

Here are a few more ideas for side dishes that are low carb to help with your weight loss while still keeping dinner time fun and yummy!

If you make this Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Please come back to review this recipe below. If you’re on social media, tag me @17ddblog so I can see your lovely creation! Enjoy!

Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks

This low carb Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks recipe is perfect for losing weight without sacrificing flavor!
Yield: 3-4 Steaks

Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Turn your otherwise boring cauliflower into a flavorful low carb steak with a yummy combo of spices, lime and cilantro


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, washed and greens removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 limes, zested and juiced

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely grated

  • Sweetener, to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika

  • 1 Tablespoon cumin

  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves

  • Lime wedges, to serve


    1. Carefully slice washed head of cauliflower into 1-inch thick steaks. Use any remaining pieces or florets for another recipe of your choice. Set steaks aside.
    2. In a small bowl, mix all remaining ingredients except the cilantro until well combined.
    3. Brush the cauliflower steaks with the sauce mixture (use any remaining sauce to baste cauliflower while frying).
    4. Fry the cauliflower steaks on medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes per side, or until the cauliflower starts to become softer and slightly browned and cooked through.
    5. Garnish with freshly squeezed lime and top with cilantro or your favorite herb.


Approved all cycles.

Final cooking time will depend on how thick you sliced your cauliflower steaks.

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