This Grilled Cauliflower is a tossed with olive oil, garlic, and herbs and then cooked until slightly charred on the grill for the most delicious summer side dish and a whole new way to enjoy cauliflower.
If you haven't started making Grilled Cauliflower yet, it is time to run to your grills and get going. This simple side dish cooks in just 10 minutes and is the perfect summer dish. You can also make these cauliflower steaks on the grill for or try some grilled broccoli.
Grilling cauliflower will be your new favorite grilled side dish. The nutty flavors and slightly charred edges are magic. My whole family gobbled these up before even realizing they were polishing off a plate of veggies and hadn't even they touched their meat. In our house, that's a big deal.
More importantly, making cauliflower on the grill instead of inside, is a huge time saver. To be honest, I am lazy when it comes to mealtime. The last thing I want to do is cook my protein on the grill, veggies in the oven, and a grain on the stove. It is just too many things to keep track of and too many things to clean. That means all summer long you better believe we are eating grilled veggies and our grains have been meal prepped or are coming out of a freezer bag. Cooking everything in one place, ideally outside with a glass of rosé, is the way to cook in the summer.
There are a few tricks when it comes to grilling cauliflower that you need to keep in mind to get a perfectly charred, tender cauliflower. The main thing to keep in mind is how you cut the cauliflower.
Grilling cauliflower normally takes between 8-12 minutes when you are grilling florets. Steaks will take 15-20 minutes and large wedges will also take 15-20 minutes. For a whole cauliflower, it will take between 45-60 minutes. There are specific instructions for each size in the instructions above.
Cauliflower can be cooked in foil on the grill. There are two different reasons to use foil when cooking cauliflower. The first is just a simple hack if you don't have a grill basket to keep the florets from falling through the grates. In this method, you leave the foil open so that the cauliflower cooks the same way as it would on an open grill. If you close the foil and create a packet to cook the cauliflower, it will steam at the same time due to the water getting trapped in the foil packet. This will lead to a more tender cauliflower with less char and brown crispy edges.
You can season cauliflower with almost any spice combination when are grilling it. Think about what you are making for dinner and try to match the same flavor combination. You can also toss it with something after it grills. This is perfect for things like barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce, or even a light salad dressing. Here are some of my favorite cauliflower seasonings.
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