Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Chimichurri Cauliflower Steaks

Chimichurri is a traditional Argentinean condiment made with parsley, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar. It is typically served with grilled meats, but it is also delicious on vegetables. The origins of chimichurri can be traced back to the 19th century, when it was first used as a marinade for meat. Today, it is a staple in Argentinean cuisine and has gained popularity around the world.

Air Fryer Chimichurri Cauliflower Steaks

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: Main CourseCuisine: South American
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These flavorful and healthy chimichurri cauliflower steaks are a perfect vegetarian option for dinner. They are cooked to perfection in the air fryer, resulting in a crispy exterior and a tender interior. The tangy and herbaceous chimichurri sauce adds a burst of flavor to the cauliflower, making it a delicious and satisfying meal.


  • 1 head of cauliflower

  • 1/4 cup of olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic

  • 1/4 cup of chopped parsley

  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut a head of cauliflower into thick slices, about 1 inch thick.
  • In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 1/4 cup of chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Brush the chimichurri sauce onto both sides of the cauliflower steaks.
  • Place the cauliflower steaks in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Air fry for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the cauliflower is tender and lightly charred.
  • Serve the chimichurri cauliflower steaks with extra sauce on top, if desired.


  • Make sure to cut the cauliflower into thick slices to prevent them from falling apart in the air fryer.
  • You can use any type of vinegar in the chimichurri sauce, but red wine vinegar adds a nice tanginess to the dish.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of red pepper flakes according to your spice preference.

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