Cauliflower makes the perfect meat substitute for almost every dish. Unfortunately, many people skip cauliflower in their diets. 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, the food industry pushed cauliflower as a carbohydrate replacement for weight loss.
Although cauliflower may double as a mashed potato 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. Cauliflower is also known to reduce inflammation.
My family loves cauliflower steaks, orange cauliflower, and buffalo cauliflower bites. I decided to borrow my buffalo cauliflower bite recipe and make a buffalo cauliflower salad with creamy cashew ranch dressing. The beauty of this recipe is you can easily turn it into your favorite dish.
Although buffalo cauliflower is usually served with bleu cheese, I chose cashew ranch for the salad. Since buffalo cauliflower is served with celery, and carrots for dipping, I added both to the salad. Also, I used my Simple Rosemary Infused Pickled Red Onions, but feel free to use white or red onions.
As for the dressing, you won’t believe it isn’t the real deal! I would be a liar if I said I don’t miss Ranch dressing! You can have the savory, creamy ranch dressing without the dairy and processed ingredients. The ranch dressing will last a week in the refrigerator, if it lasts that long.