Air Fryer Cauliflower Steaks with Orange Herb Sauce 

Makes 4 to 6 servings


For the Orange Herb Sauce

  • 1 cup (250ml) Florida Orange Juice 
  • 2 teaspoons oil or butter 
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic 
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme 
  • 2 tablespoons honey 

For the Cauliflower

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower 
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder 
  • 2 teaspoons paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons oil or melted butter 


Prep TimeCook TimeTotal Time
10 minutes30 minutes40 minutes
  1. Heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and thyme, cook until fragrant.  
  1. Add orange juice and honey. Bring to a boil and cook on high for 5 to 10 minutes or until reduced and syrupy. Remove from heat and set aside.  
  1. Preheat air fryer to 375ºF.  
  1. Remove leaves from base of cauliflower, and trim bottom to sit flat on a cutting board. Do not remove core. Slice cauliflower in half, and then cut each half into 3/4-inch slices. Place cauliflower steaks and any small florets that may have broken off on large plate or baking sheet.  
  1. Combine garlic powder, paprika, turmeric, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle cauliflower with oil on both sides, and season generously with spice mixture.   
  1. Working in batches, arrange cauliflower in a single layer in air fryer. 
  1. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, brush orange herb sauce over cauliflower, and flip, cooking for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.  
  1. Brush with more sauce. Cauliflower should be tender and lightly golden. Serve warm.