Recipe: Low-Carb Cauliflower Bruschetta Steaks

For a fun, low-calorie and tasty appetizer, try out my Cauliflower Bruschetta Steaks. I used sliced and roasted cauliflower as the “steak” component and topped it off with flavorful, homemade Bruschetta topping and Parmesan cheese. Serve this skinny hors d’oeuvre at your next get-together to blow your guests away!


Pro tips:

  • Buy 2 heads of cauliflower in case the head you buy is too small and the ends fall apart as you are cutting the “steaks.”
  • The pieces that fall apart that are not full “steaks” can still be cooked along with the rest! They'll just be in pieces and not perfect cross sections.
Recipe: Low-Carb Cauliflower Bruschetta Steaks

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20-25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: ¼ of recipe


2 heads cauliflower

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon salt, divided

black pepper, to taste

4 Roma tomatoes, diced

¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped (8-10 leaves)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


Preheat the oven to 400° F and grease a foil-lined baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower, and trim the stem if it’s long. Place the cauliflower stem-side down on a cutting board and carefully cut it into four half-inch to 1-inch thick “steaks.”

Brush the “steaks” with the olive oil and season with ⅛ teaspoon of salt and black pepper, to taste.

Bake on the prepared baking sheet until the tip of a knife can be easily inserted into the core of the “steaks”, 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the Bruschetta topping: In a small mixing bowl, stir together the tomatoes, basil, garlic, balsamic vinegar and ⅛ teaspoon salt. Set aside.

When the steaks are finished, spoon the Bruschetta over each “steak” and top evenly with 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese.

Turn the broiler on high, and broil to heat the bruschetta topping and melt the cheese, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (¼ of recipe)

Calories: 36

Calories from fat: 9

Fat: 1g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 4mg

Sodium: 49mg

Carbohydrates: 5g

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 2g

Protein: 2g

SmartPoints: 1

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