Spicy Cauli Steak Burgers. New Music From Pizzagirl.

Cauliflower is the big king of starchy substitution these days. It’s suddenly a common pizza crust, rice, and mashed potato.

In today’s clever recipe it is cut into thick slices, lightly breaded then deep fried. The crisp-tender ‘steaks’ get super sandwich treatment tucked in ciabatta rolls with creamy hummus, pickled cucumbers, peppery arugula and sweet bell pepper. So good.

Spicy Cauli Steak Burgers


1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 Tbs white wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1 medium head cauliflower
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
2 Tbs flour
100g dried white breadcrumbs
2 eggs, beaten
Oil for frying
4 ciabatta rolls, toasted and halved
4 Tbs hummus
Small bunch of arugula
4 slices red pepper
Hot sauce to serve, optional


1. In a small bowl, toss the cucumber with the vinegar and sugar. Set aside.

2. Put the cauliflower stalk-end down on a chopping board. Trim the ends off 2 sides of the cauliflower then cut the remainder into 1-inch slices through the root to make 4 ‘steaks’ (Save leftovers for another use). Trim slightly, if needed, so they fit in the buns.

3. Divide the spices equally between the flour and breadcrumbs in 2 shallow bowls and lightly season each with salt and pepper. Dip each cauli steak in the flour. Dip in the beaten egg then coat in the breadcrumbs.

4. Heat 1-inch deep of oil in a large frying pan. Cook the steaks on a medium heat for about 5 minutes each side until crisp, golden and tender.

5. Spread the top and bottom of each bun with hummus. Add a few arugula leaves then a slice of pepper. Top with the cauli steak and some of the drained pickled cucumber. Add some hot sauce, if using then put on the tops and serve.

Serves 4

Recipe from Olive Magazine

“kisses xx”, spanking new from Liverpool-based Pizzagirl, throws off a comfortable retro vibe. And Pizzagirl is neither female nor a pizza.

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