Since becoming plant-based, I learned to love cauliflower! In fact, cauliflower makes the perfect meat substitute for almost any dish. Lately, though, cauliflower’s popularity has spiked as more people attempt to add it to their diets as a carbohydrate reducer. Instead of eating mashed potatoes or rice, cauliflower is a great carbohydrate replacement for weight loss. Instead of making cauliflower wings, I decided to make a buffalo cauliflower salad recipe.
WHAT ARE THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF CAULIFLOWER?
Although cauliflower may double as mashed potatoes or transform into rice, cauliflower possesses its own nutritional benefits. In fact, the nutrients in cauliflower actually decrease instances of several types of cancer. It also aids in digestion, improves memory, and strengthens bones. Furthermore, cauliflower is also known to reduce inflammation.
For instance, my family loves cauliflower steaks, Tahini Roasted Cauliflower, and buffalo cauliflower bites. Because I already make buffalo cauliflower bites, I decided to use that recipe to make buffalo cauliflower salad recipe with vegan ranch dressing. The beauty of this buffalo cauliflower recipe, however, is you can easily turn it into buffalo cauliflower salad into a sandwich, wrap, or an appetizer as well.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER SALAD?
Even though buffalo cauliflower is usually served with bleu cheese, I chose vegan ranch for the buffalo cauliflower salad recipe. Since buffalo cauliflower bites are served with celery, and carrots for dipping. I also included both in the buffalo cauliflower salad. Additionally, I used my Simple Rosemary Infused Pickled Red Onions, but feel free to use white or red onions instead.
- 1 head of cauliflower, stem, and leaves removed
- 1 cup flour (Guten free or flour of choice)
- 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Unsweetened Unflavored Almond Milk
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 lime Lime Zest
- 4 Tablespoons Wheat Flour
SALAD INGREDIENTS FOR BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER SALAD
- 1 large head romaine lettuce, shredded
- 1 red onion, cut into slivers; I used my Simple Rosemary Infused Pickled Red Onions, but regular red onions are fine
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 cup tri-colored tomatoes, cut in half (grape tomatoes work as well, or any kind of tomato you prefer)
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 English cucumber, chopped
VEGAN RANCH DRESSING IS A FABULOUS COMBINATION WITH BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER
Of course, the perfect marriage occurs between Vegan Ranch Dressing and buffalo cauliflower. When I was a kid, I dipped everything in ranch dressing. Once I transitioned to a plant-based diet, though, I thought ranch was gone forever. Despite trying many vegan store-bought dressings, I decided to make my own vegan version. And, you won’t be disappointed.
In fact, Vegan Ranch Dressing cools the spice of the buffalo cauliflower salad. As a result, buffalo cauliflower salad truly tastes too good to be healthy!
IF YOU LOVE BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER SALAD RECIPE, TRY THESE SAVORY SALADS
- Roasted Vegetable Salad
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- Grilled Caesar Salad
- Lentil Salad
- Vegan Taco Salad
- Italian Chopped Salad
- Roasted Cauliflower Salad
- Vegan Quinoa Salad
- Mediterranean Salad