Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Hello, and welcome to Thursday friends. I have a brand new recipe for you today that I think the pickiest of eaters will enjoy. I even heard my husband go back for seconds the other night and say “If this is how cauliflower always tasted I’d bet everyone would eat it!”. And you know what? He’s probably right. I am in the small category of people who LOVE cauliflower in all forms but apparently that’s not the norm, so let me help change that. Besides I’ve been focusing on chocolate ALOT this week, I mean ALOT so I had to give some veggie loving.
Cauliflower has been coming out of my ears lately as I keep seeing it at the store and HAVE to get some and of course my Field Goods bag is jammed pack with goodies, cauliflower included. So, I had to make some cauliflower for us to eat (although I do just eat it raw) and I wanted to make something JJ would enjoy, not just tolerate. In walks the buffalo cauliflower idea. I have heard of people doing this before but I had never tried it because honestly I love cauliflower and don’t think it needs much more than salt, pepper and olive oil. I had some Frank’s hot sauce lying around and I figured why not? I did not use too much as it is a high-sodium food and I don’t want to negate any of the health benefits of the veggie itself. The outcome? Simple deliciousness.
Is Cauliflower that healthy?
So i’ve heard some people say that because cauliflower is a white vegetable it is lacking nutrients that you would find in your more colorful veggies. Well guess what, that is flawed logic! Cauliflower is filled with nutrients and can be very beneficial to a healthy diet. This lovely cruciferous vegetable is high in vitamins C and K, some B vitamins, folate, fiber, and much more. The high vitamin C content means it is rich in antioxidants which can help boost your immune system during these cold winter months, so eat up! And yes cauliflower is THAT healthy.
When you get your cauliflower, store in a paper bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. The sooner you eat the vegetable, the more nutrients you will gain from it so don’t let it sit there, make this recipe!Print
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (Dairy free)
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon ghee (or butter)
- 1/3 cup hot sauce (like Frank’s Red Hot)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- In a large bowl, mix hot sauce, ghee and garlic powder.
- Add cauliflower to bowl and mix well to coat evenly
- Spread cauliflower out on large baking sheet and place in oven for 20 minutes, turning once.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve as-is or with your favorite dip.
Also, side note. I showed you all on instagram the other night that I RAN out of my favorite olive oil (another reason I used ghee for this recipe) and I want you all to check out Kasandrinos Olive Oil. They are an amazing olive oil company and the taste is insanely delicious!
This would be a great dish to bring to a party or football gathering, so go ahead WOW your friends. Have a great Thursday, stay sassy 🙂