Summer on Cape Cod officially starts on Memorial Day weekend. Families start flocking to their summer houses (at least for the weekend), businesses are opening their doors and extending their hours, and the food becomes fresher, flavorful, and focused on seasonality. Today, I’m sharing a recipe for Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Jamaican Jerk Cashew Sauce, showcasing our latest obsession: Sweet Sunshine sauces

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Come summer, our schedules are packed with weekend cookouts, late night camp fires, and spending extra times with friends and family. Whether it’s a potluck event and everyone brings a dish, or you’re cooking for just you and your special someone, this recipe easily caters and adapts to any palate.

Cauliflower “steaks” are the latest and hottest trend in cooking techniques this year. They are a simple but flavorful way to cater to the vegetarian crowd by serving them a substantial meal and not just a bowl of light salad greens. Cauliflower “steaks” are hearty, provide great texture, and are the perfect canvas to be slathered with our Jamaican Jerk Cashew Sauce!

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Even better, we’ve partnered up with Sweet Sunshine, a line of all natural fat-free condiments that was created from a treasured family recipe. Their company motto is: “Flavor before Fire”, which is definitely important in sauces where you still want that kick from your beloved spice, but you don’t want to be chugging a gallon of milk afterwards. These sauces are the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, acidic, and all around deliciousness. 

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Jamaican Jerk Cashew Sauce recipe

Inspired by family, be sure to read the interview with Paul Sarris, where he recounts how his father was the inspiration behind these sauces and how they came about. In this recipe, we used their Jamaican Jerk sauce, in which they take their classic “Warm” sauce and add authentic Jamaican seasonings to make this sauce. It’s been a consistent first place winner in many competitions, and the spice although present, is not excessive. In this recipe, it adds that much needed depth of flavor to make this cauliflower dish stellar.

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To make things even more interesting, Sweet Sunshine is sponsoring a giveaway of all SIX of their sauces for one winner, so be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway – it’s a good one!

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Jamaican Jerk Cashew Cream Sauce

A great recipe to serve your vegetarian guests during a cookout, and even works as a great side dish for your barbecues.
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Prep Time:25 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:45 mins


for the cauliflower steaks:

  • 1 whole cauliflower head
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

for the sauce:

  • ½ cup roasted cashews soaked overnight in water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 4 tablespoons Sweet Sunshine Jamaican Jerk sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • to serve:
  • crushed roasted cashews
  • fresh cilantro


  • Preheat your grill or grill pan. Remove leaves and trim stem end of cauliflower, leaving the core intact. Place cauliflower core on cutting board and using a large knife, slice it into four 1/2" 'steaks'.
  • In a simmering pot of water, carefully blanch the cauliflower for 4 minutes, or until softened a bit. Brush with olive oil on both sides and grill for about 3-5 minutes on each side. Keep warm.
  • To make sauce: drain water from cashews. Place in a small food processor with coconut oil for 5 minutes, until a puree forms. Add milk, Sweet Sunshine Jamaican Jerk sauce, and season to taste. Blend until all ingredients are incorporated. If sauce needs to loosen up, add a splash of cool water.
  • To serve: Place grilled cauliflower on plate, slather on Jamaican jerk cashew cream sauce, sprinkle with crushed cashews and fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Sweet Sunshine and my time for creating this recipe has been compensated. That being said, opinions are my own and I’d never recommend a product I didn’t love! So go and grab a jar or two of these sauces for your summer cookouts! 

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  1. What a great recipe. This sounds like the absolutely perfect thing to serve to my vegetarian friends. Best wishes to you and yours for a terrific new year!

  2. Hi Marnely! I saw your post on Law Students Wife blog – had to check out your blog! This cauliflower steak recipe sounds SO SO good, and that sauce i’m all over that. You make me want to visit Cape Cod…definitely a place on my very long list of places to visit. Cape Cod just seems so perfect. Happy I found you online, i’ll be back 😉

  3. shanta spradlin says:

    I would use it on steak and chicken.

  4. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I make chciken quite often so I would definately use it for that!

  5. micaela p. says:

    grilled chicken, pork, and veggies — we do a lot of grilling year round 🙂

  6. I would use them on burgers.

  7. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would use them in Jerk Chicken.

  8. Sky Evans says:

    It use these for chicken.

  9. I would love to use it for chicken or ribs. Thank you

  10. I would use these on ribs.

  11. Virginia Rowell says:

    I would definitely use this for steaks Would love to try it out.

  12. Meghan Finley says:

    I’d mix up my bbq this summer

  13. says:

    i would definitely simmer chicken in these yummm

  14. susan smoaks says:

    i would use these for our barbecues

  15. I would use them when I am stir frying, grilling, or cooking in the slow cooker. I would use them a lot.

  16. Penny Snyder says:

    I would use them on steaks on the grill for weekend cookouts!!

  17. I’d use them to marinade tofu for grilling.

  18. I would use it on chicken, steaks, veggies!

  19. J Spatafora says:

    either finishing sauces for grilled fish or sauces to add to my stir frys

  20. Rachel Ellis says:

    I would use them on grilled chicken.

  21. I would use the warm chili sauce in a Mexican lasagna.

  22. amy deeter says:

    i would use it on burgers.would taste real good

  23. Miz Vickik says:

    These would be great for steaks on the grill!

  24. Francine Anchondo says:

    on my steak

  25. Theresa D says:

    I would use the sauces for grilled chicken, steak, and pork. I think they would be great for all my summer grilling.

  26. Tracy Pryor says:

    I’d make the Chicken with Asparagus and Roasted Peppers in Roasted Shallot and Garlic Sauce recipe.

  27. says:

    I would use these sauces on chicken and steak and for dipping:)

  28. I would use the sauces of chicken and steak.

  29. Rebecca Pierson says:

    i am a condiment fanatic! i would use these sauces in many things, but probably first in a tofu stir fry that i often make and i switch up the flavor by using different sauces- from teriyaki to soy to peanut butter..

  30. kyl neusch says:

    use them on steaks.

  31. I would use it in a pulled pork

  32. I’d like to give your recipe a try and I’d also use them on meats for grilling.

  33. would try it on ribs, steaks,

  34. I would try it on ribs, steaks, and this would be great in a Polynesian pork.

  35. Linda romer says:

    Well it’s grillin season so I would use them on meat, fish and vegetables.

  36. Everything on the grill (chicken, chops, steaks, ribs, burgers, veggies) would be basting in these sauces for sure.

  37. I would use these sauces for some fun grilling, experimenting with the sauces as marinades, etc.

  38. says:

    I would use them on steaks.

  39. Janice Cooper says:

    Definitely on grilled chicken. This would be so tasty!

  40. Alison James says:

    The question is “what wouldn’t I use the sauces on” . I would of course use them on everything! We eat A lot of veggies so I would start there.

  41. Tracy Davis says:

    I would use them on burgers and steaks.

  42. Barbara Montag says:

    I’d use these sauces with the chicken & veggies.
    They’d also be great with sauted veggies and pasta.
    thank you

  43. Endless possibilities for this sauce. Can’t wait experiment in my grill test kitchen!

  44. If I won I would use them in grilling!

  45. Ann Fantom says:

    If I won, I would use these sausces on grilled chicken

  46. Lindsay McCain says:

    I would use these with porkchops.

  47. I would use these sauces on grilled salmon veggies and chicken !

  48. says:

    Beef, chicken, veges…I’d try the with everything!!!

  49. Courtney D says:

    Burgers, chicken, veggies…. The possibilities are endless! Thanks for the chance!

  50. Not sure I could handle The Atomic but folks in my family sure could. Sweet Sunshine sauces are so versatile with a big punch of heat. These would really knock Black Beans & Rice out of the ballpark.

  51. Jada Durden says:

    I would use these sauces for burgers and everything.