Buffalo Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Cashew Ranch Dressing

Buffalo Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Cashew Ranch Dressing

Who said buffalo sauce is just for wings? This buffalo cauliflower salad is loaded with cauliflower, crispy chickpeas and topped with a creamy vegan ranch dressing made from cashews.

I am a total spice lover. I add hot sauce to most of my meals and am always a fan of buffalo chicken.When I came up with my cauliflower buffalo wings and creamy cashew ranch dressing I made to go with them, I knew I had to create a buffalo cauliflower salad. The romaine, celery and red onion add a nice crunch to compliment the spicy cauliflower and the vegan cashew ranch is so rich and creamy you’ll want to put it on everything!

Trust me, you might want to double the recipe!

The Best Buffalo Sauce
Confessions of a food blogger: I usually buy store-bought buffalo sauce. There are a lot of really great brands out there so I often just purchase some to save some time. I love Steve’s Paleogoods Paleo Chef Wing Sauce, which is gluten-free and refined sugar free and definitely my first choice if you can find it. Tesssemae’s Hot Buffalo Sauce is another brand I would recommend.

If you’re feeling ambitious and want to try a homemade version, this one is vegan and looks great. If you’re in a pinch, Frank’s Red Hot Wing Sauce also works and is still vegan.

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower
I decided to keep the cauliflower super simple and a littler lighter with no almond flour coating and adding chickpeas for some plant-based protein.

cauliflower florets
avocado oil, salt and pepper
buffalo wing sauce

Mix the cauliflower and chickpeas with oil, salt and pepper and then pour the mixture…

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