If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you already know how much I love to roast. I’ll roast almost any vegetable and will insist every time that it’s the most delicious way to cook. Roasting retains nutrients way better than boiling or steaming. It even increases the bioavailability of certain nutrients. It enhances the flavor and brings out the natural sweetness of veggies. Give me any vegetable, some healthy oils, herbs and spices, and I will roast 100% of the time. There’s no exception with these delicious Roasted Romanesco Steaks.
Working at a farm means that I get to play around with new veggies and experiment. And this time of year, experimenting always means roasting! I’ve roasted kohlrabi, radishes, bok choy, even romaine. But one of my favorite veggies to roast has always been romanesco, also known as Italian cauliflower. It’s a little bit firmer and nuttier than regular cauliflower, making it absolutely perfect for roasting, especially in steaks! To me, it has a little hint of broccoli flavor too! If you’ve never had romanesco before, I would definitely recommend these Roasted Romanesco Steaks for your first time; I promise, you’ll never go back to boiling or steaming.
This recipe is super simple and only has a few ingredients: romanesco, Real Salt Seasoning Salt, and oil. Avocado oil is perfect for this recipe because it can handle the high oven temperature. (I’ve also used algae oil which is a great neutral flavor that lets the romanesco shine! Only use olive oil if you lower the oven temperature slightly since it can’t handle anything over 425.) This recipe also uses Real Salt Seasoning Salt, my new favorite addiction to any roasted veggie. It’s a combination of Real Salt (the only pink salt harvested in the U.S.) and all-natural organic spices. It’s got onion powder, coriander, mustard, black pepper, paprika, celery seed, turmeric, and parsley. A little salty, a little smoky, and a lot of flavor. If you can’t get your hands on this seasoning salt, you can substitute with salt (but make sure it’s real pink salt!) plus a mix of your favorite spices. None of my own combos even come close to the Real Salt seasoning blend though; I’m convinced that they are using some type of magic to make it taste extra delicious.
This dish makes for the perfect side to any dinner or can even be the main course on their own! I guarantee these Roasted Romanesco Steaks will be the star of the show.
As always, let me know if you try this recipe and be sure to use the hashtag #hashtagvegan so I can see your creations!
P.S. A big thank you to Real Salt for sponsoring this post! Recipe and opinions are 100% my own and I only work with companies whose products I genuinely use and love.
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