Last updated February 1, 2019 by Lisa Richards, CNC

Buffalo Cauliflower Florets

Buffalo cauliflower florets

Buffalo seasoning isn’t just for wings! Believe it or not, it’s delicious on veggies too, like here on these Buffalo Cauliflower Florets. Our seasoning mix uses smoked paprika for a subtle, smoky flavor and perfect color. A pinch of red pepper flakes adds a touch of heat too.

Apple cider vinegar adds that twang you’ve come to know from bottled buffalo sauces, but it’s healthier here without the preservatives and additives. These Buffalo Cauliflower Florets are a tasty, veggie version of the classic pregame (or any time!) snack.

If you love the seasoning mix, you can save time by mixing the dry ingredients in advance. Do it in large quantities, then take out a few teaspoons and mix it with the olive oil and apple cider vinegar just before you start cooking.

This is a great example of taking a food that’s not particularly healthy (e.g. buffalo wings) and transforming it by adding in nutritious substitutions. This dish is great for gut health and the Candida diet, but it’s wickedly tasty too. Enjoy!

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Buffalo cauliflower florets
Buffalo Cauliflower Florets
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Richards, CNC
Ingredients
Cauliflower Florets
  • 3 Tbsp. oil, such as olive or coconut, melted
  • 1 lb. cauliflower florets
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. paprika, smoked variety recommended
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced parsley
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 cup plain kefir
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. finely minced chives
  • 2 tsp. finely minced parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Directions For Cauliflower Florets
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Drizzle a rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add 2 tablespoons oil, apple cider vinegar, paprika, salt, onion powder and garlic powder. Whisk to combine. Add cauliflower florets to bowl and toss to coat thoroughly, about 1 to 2 minutes. 

  3. Place well seasoned florets on oiled baking sheet and bake, turning once midway, until florets are tender and nicely browned on edges, about 25 minutes. 

  4. Remove from oven and transfer florets to a serving platter. Garnish with thinly sliced celery and scallions, minced parsley and a pinch of red pepper flakes (if using). Drizzle with Ranch Dressing (below), and serve.

Directions For Ranch Dressing
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, whisk to combine, serve. Store unused dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

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