Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Crispy Chickpeas and a Mango Salad

Have you paired mango with cauliflower before? This recipe is a seriously delicious alternative for plant-based eaters and reducetarians, the carnivores might even want this once a week! The seasonal mango salad includes a bite with some chilies, fresh mint, and lightly toasted almonds. As for the dressing? It’s the must-have accompaniment for those grilled cauli-steaks. Yes, CAULI-STEAKS! You must have tried cauli=rice,  cauli-mash, and cauli-pizza…well, it’s time to try a cauliflower steak. It’s super simple, and pretty satisfying! This recipe is super easy, and could quick become a weeknight staple; brought to you by @SAMangoes, the South African Mango Growers’ Association.

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Cooking Methods

  • Grilling
  • Roasting

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

35 minutes


  • 1 cauliflower head, thickly sliced
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 mango, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and sliced
  • 60g shelled almonds, toasted
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lemon, quartered to serve

For the dressing:

  • ½ cup thick Greek-style yoghurt (*see notes below for vegan option)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed • ½ red onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Brush the cauliflower slices with a little olive oil and season well.
  3. Place on the prepared baking tray and bake until charred and cooked. Set aside to cool.
  4. In the meantime, place the chickpeas on another lined baking tray and drizzle with a little olive oil and season well. Roast until crispy. Remove and set aside.
  5. To make the dressing, mix all the ingredients well together.
  6. To assemble the salad, place the cauliflower into a serving dish and top with the rest of the salad ingredients. Drizzle with the dressing and serve.
  7. For the Dressing:

    1. To make the dressing, mix all the ingredients well together.


How can I make the salad dressing Vegan?

Substitute the greek-style or double cream yoghurt with coconut cream, or coconut yoghurt. Add a tsp of tahini for an extra flavour boost.

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