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Grilled Cauliflower + Black Bean & Pepper Salad

with Tomato Jalapeño Sauce


Grilled cauliflower steaks with tomato jalapeno sauce over black bean & red pepper salad make a great plant-based meal

to add to your grill. An easy dish with a good source of plant-based protein.

  • Serves2-3
  • Cooks in 15 mins
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Plant Protein

    Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients.  Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.

  • Anti Oxidants

    Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.

  • Immune Support

    Recipes have ingredients that support our immune system and help our bodies to fight bacterial and viral infections.  Foods high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals support our immune functions.  Food and herbs with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties help our bodies fight infection and support our immune response.

  • Heart Healthy

    Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.

  • SOS-Free Salt-Oil-Sugar-Free


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Grilled Cauliflower

  • ½ Cauliflower - sliced into steaks
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce | aminos
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt | dulse
  • 1 tbsp olive oil - optional

Black Bean Salad

  • 1 red pepper | capsicum - grilled
  • 1 can | 1 ½ cups black beans - drained
  • 1 shallot | scallion - fine diced
  • ½ fresh herbs mix - basil, chives, parsley
  • 1 tsp sea salt | dulse

Tomato Jalapeno Sauce

  • 1 cup tomatoes - diced*
  • 1 jalapeño - deseed
  • 2 garlic
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt | dulse



Grilled Cauliflower + Black Bean & Pepper Salad



HEAT your grill | BBQ.  OR  Cast iron griddle OR Frying pan.


SLICE half a cauliflower into 1 inch | 2.5cm steaks.   Smaller side pieces will fall off; that’s ok; grill them too.

COAT Cauliflower in marinade ingredients mixed on a plate.   CUT red into ¼’s, removing stem & seeds.   

GRILL cauliflower and red pepper for 5-7mins each side until tender and al dente.


DRAIN & rinse black beans, and shake off excess water.   ADD remaining ingredients + grilled red pepper diced. 

TOSS with ½ the sauce.  TASTE and season.


ADD all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth – taste, adjust salt & spice by adding jalapeno seeds if you want it hotter.



SERVE – PLATE black bean salad, top with grilled cauliflower and drizzle with sauce or serve it on the side.  Serve w/ Nasturtium Salad + Grilled Corn on the Cob + sprig of fresh oregano.

Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

TOMATOES – use fresh or canned diced tomatoes – both will work the flavour will vary.


SWAP + ADD peppers for mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, sweet potato, poblano pepper, beetroot.


TO BLACK BEANS – ADD CORN – peel and slice off the cobb and pan-sear.  ADD cooked green beans, cucumber, radish, kohlrabi; ADD CUMIN ½ tsp to black beans + dried oregano.


ADD cheese – Serve w/ Cotija Cheese or feta.


THERAPEUTIC DIETS – Adapt the recipe and ingredients according to your healthcare provider.
Please remember to read food ingredient labels. 

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