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!
- 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.
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.
Per Serving: (¼ of recipe)
Calories from fat: 9
Saturated Fat: 1g
The nutrition content of recipes on SkinnyMom.com has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.