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1. Gather the ingredients

For cauliflower ‘steaks’:

  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tsp of ground cumin
  • ½ tsp of chili pepper flakes
  • a pinch of salt

For the guacamole:

  • 2 avocados
  • ¼ cup of cilantro
  • 3 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 red hot chili pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • a pinch of salt

For serving:

  • brown sandwich rolls
  • a few leaves of lettuce
  • hot sauce

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2. Cut the cauliflower

Wash, rinse, remove the outer leaves from cauliflower and trim the stem. Cut it into 1-inch thick slabs starting at the center, as well as any florets that break off in the process. Grill on a medium-high heat (400 °F) for about 5 minutes on each side.

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3. Make the sauce

While they cook, place extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, a chopped garlic clove, cumin, chili pepper flakes and marine salt to taste in a bowl and stir.

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4. Grill again

Coat the cauliflower pieces with the sauce and grill again for about 2 minutes on each side.

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5. Mash the avocado

While the cauliflower roasts, make the guacamole by first mashing the avocado with a fork or potato masher.

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6. Make the guacamole

In a large bowl, mix the mashed avocado, cilantro, lemon juice, diced tomato, chopped onion, sliced jalapeño and marine salt. Mix well.

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7. Make the sandwiches

Slice the rolls and stuff with the guacamole, cauliflower ‘steaks,’lettuce and hot sauce to taste.

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