Grilled Cauliflower Recipe -
Grilled Cauliflower Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Grilled Cauliflower

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"I got something like this at a restaurant and it was wonderful."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Sprinkle cauliflower slices on both sides with olive oil, brown sugar, and seasoned salt.
  3. Cook cauliflower on the grill until char marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a grill-safe pan with a lid, cover, and continue cooking on grill until tender, about 20 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 15, 2013

no grill, so i used my iron griddle, but this recipe got me started on grilled/fried cauliflower. first i just fried it in olive oil, and that was great. then added diced garlic, and it was even better. now i'm making it with shredded romano on top for the last 3 or 4 minutes. i never did get around to using the brown sugar—i'm diabetic. this is a perfect entree for me, and i love it. even the "not-that-fond-of-cauliflower wife likes it. if you like cauliflower even a little, you should try this.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 28, 2014

I did make changes - par boiled califlower in steam bag for 3 min then tossed in oil and grilled for 5 min - turning a few times - tossed with some Italian salad dressing before serving.

Oct 12, 2012

I don't know if it is the light grilled flavor or the brown sugar that transforms the Cauliflower flavor into a little slice of heaven.

Jun 18, 2013

I’m about to do the type of review I hate. You know, the kind where the cook modifies the recipe so you can’t tell for sure if the correct recipe is good or not? I wanted to do this recipe as written, but my cauliflower was too small to get more than a couple of nice slices off it, but I really wanted to grill it along with my chicken. So, I cut it up into florets, tossed it in a bowl with 2 TB’s of olive oil to coat it. I mixed my own homemade season-all-type mixture with the brown sugar and sprinkled it on the cauliflower. But how to actually grill it? I borrowed the technique from a (less worthy) recipe and put the florets in a doubled-on-the-bottom aluminum foil pouch with 4 slitted vents, and grilled them on the lowest gas grill setting, turning them every 12 minutes, then checking after 14 (each grill will vary, of course.) On charcoal/wood, you should off-set the pouch. I really do hope to do this recipe exactly as written someday when I have a large enough veggie, I think it’ll be great! But I hope this modification helps someone else in my predicament. There aren’t many grilling/roasting veggie recipes out there, so thank you so, so much ziola.

Oct 12, 2012

Loved it! And my kids do too!

Mar 02, 2014

I just made this with cauliflower and broccoli and used a vegetable grill pan that has holes in it for about five or so minutes tossing once, then put back in the same pan I used to mix, covered with foil on the grill for another 12 or so minutes and it is delicious! So simple, in fact my husband makes his own seasoning mix for grilling and it also has brown sugar in it so I used his seasoning. It was very easy and it tastes so good. Thank you very much for this recipe!

Feb 27, 2013

This is great. The resulting mixture seemed suspiciously small to me so I doubled it, which was a mistake - the spices were too powerful. Don't have an outdoor grill, so I first boiled the cauliflower, then added the spice mixture, and then baked it for twenty minutes at 180c. The texture was perfect.

Dec 12, 2013

This tasted good enough but it sure wasn't as easy as I thought. Slicing a head of cauliflower took some doing and mine also fell apart. I didn't use my grill it since it was winter and I think that was the problem. I panned fried the slices along with all the pieces and the flavor was really OK but it was so greasy. I still gave it 4 stars because the recipe does say to grill it and I think it would be so much better that way. I did sprinkle some Romano cheese on it before serving and I loved the result. I do plan to try this again in the summer on the grill. Thanks for a really unique recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 81 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 503 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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