Herb & garlic macadamia crumb with roasted cauliflower steaks

One of the best ways to enjoy macadamia nuts is by creating a savoury macadamia crumb — a delicious and crunchy topping that adds depth and complexity to a variety of dishes. It can be used on fish, chicken and meats as well as vegetables. Here we demonstrate how to make a delicious savoury macadamia crumb with roasted cauliflower steaks – it is so quick and easy!


4 people


  • Main Course


  • Midweek Meal


  • Vegan


  • 1 cauliflower large
  • 1 cup macadamias
  •  cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp macadamia oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Trim the cauliflower stem, leaving the core intact. Place the cauliflower upright on a cutting board and slice it into 2cm thick steaks, making sure to keep them intact. You should get 3-4 steaks from one medium cauliflower.
  • Add macadamias to a food processor with parsley, thyme, garlic, lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of the macadamia oil. Season with salt and pepper. Blend into a fine crumb.
  • Place cauliflower steaks onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and drizzle with remaining macadamia oil. Season well.
  • Generously spoon the herb and garlic crumb mixture onto the cauliflower steaks. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and the crumb topping is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cauliflower steaks cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Tip: Serve the cauliflower steaks as a main dish or alongside your favourite vegan side dishes. Alternatively use fish, chicken or another vegetable like pumpkin or sweet potato.

  • Calories: 374 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 14 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fat: 36 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 5 grams
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 grams
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28 grams
  • Sodium: 48 mg
  • Potassium: 609 mg
  • Fiber: 6 grams
  • Sugar: 4 grams
  • Vitamin A: 588 IU
  • Vitamin C: 83 mg
  • Calcium: 85 mg
  • Iron: 3 mg