Cauliflower Steak with Kale Pesto

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Cauliflower Steak with Kale Pesto

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts, plus more for garnish


  • Select preset program of Preheat to preheat the air fryer.
  • Brush oil on both sides of each cauliflower slice. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Working in batches, place cauliflower slices into the air fryer.
  • Set temperature to 375°F/190°C and time to 15 minutes, then press Start/Stop to cook until golden-brown and tender. Repeat with remaining cauliflower slices.
  • Meanwhile, combine kale, basil, oil, Parmesan and pine nuts in food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Serve cauliflower steaks with kale pesto, and garnish with pine nuts.
  • Tip: Brush cauliflower slices with garlic butter for a garlicky twist!
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