BBQ Cauliflower with Tangy Turnip Slaw

Vegetarian|Gluten Free

BBQ and Slaw! It’s that classic combo that so many of us love. The smoke; the heat; the acidity, and a bit of sweetness. (Also, do not wait another day before you make this turnip slaw.)

Cauliflower is a blank canvas. Purée it with roasted garlic, braise it with your favorite aromatics, roast it as steaks; the list goes on. We love making barbecue sauce; it’s not just for meat, folks. Try it on some of your favorite vegetables. No, really! When it comes to bbq sauce, we have our favorites; we don’t discriminate, though. Spicy, mustard, vinegar, sweet; we will take them all.

Okay, turnips. Whether you love them or loathe them, you have to give this slaw a try. How have we not thought to replace cabbage with turnips before?! This is a super simple slaw, and the longer it sits, the better it gets.

We kept our slaw vegetarian and gluten free, but you are free to substitute with your favorite mayo. For the cauliflower, we used Be Mine Mustard from Mustard and Co. , which is a special edition stone ground mustard; sweetened with a bit of honey. If it’s unavailable to you at the time, make your own by adding a touch of sweetener to your mustard.

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BBQ Cauliflower with Tangy Turnip Slaw
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Turnip Slaw
BBQ Cauliflower
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Turnip Slaw
BBQ Cauliflower
Instructions
Turnip Slaw
  1. In a small bowl; combine turnip, carrot, vinegar, cilantro, mayonnaise, and maple syrup. Stir to combine; season with salt and pepper, and refrigerate until needed.
BBQ Cauliflower
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. In a small bowl; combine mustard, water, tamari, cumin, and liquid smoke. Whisk to combine; set aside.
  3. Cut bottom stem and leaves from cauliflower. Stand cauliflower on it's base; vertically, cut into four equal sections. Season one side of each slice with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large pan, heat oil over medium temperature. Place cauliflower slices, seasoned side down, in pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until golden. While cooking on seasoned side, brush other side with bbq sauce.
  5. Flip slices to sauced side down, and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Flip slices bbq side up, and place in preheated oven. Roast for 8-10 minutes, or until tender.
To Assemble
  1. Top cauliflower with slaw. If desired, add additional bbq sauce and chives.
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