Buffalo Cauliflower Bites


Last week I posted a recipe for the recipe redux which was themed: “A Trend in Every Pot.” We were to choose a food trend for 2013 and make it into a one pot dish. The trend that I chose was using vegetables as a main course. Since soup is one of my favorites, I chose to make vegetable soup, suggesting that you can make a hearty and satisfying vegetable soup that’s suitable for a meal. I really enjoyed reading about the latest food trends, so I thought I would post a few more recipes to go along with the trends for this year. Trending for me this week once again is to cut meat consumption. However, this time it’s not for dinner, but for an appetizer; it’s amazing at how many vegetables can be substituted for meat! A few weeks ago I saw a recipe for buffalo cauliflower bites on the skinny taste blog, which was adapted from the PETA website. My version is below – I am leaving the batter out to save a few steps. This is a perfect appetizer to serve up for the big game on this Superbowl Sunday, and give the chickens a break this year!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. crumbled blue cheese (or more to taste)
  1. Preheat Oven to 400
  2. Clean the cauliflower and break into bite sized pieces and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Roast for about 15 to 20 minutes until edges begin to turn brown
  4. Meanwhile, stir the olive oil into the Frank's Sauce
  5. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and pour sauce mixture over the cauliflower
  6. Place back in the oven roast for about another 5 to 10 minutes
  7. Remove from oven again and sprinkle with cheese and put back in oven for about 5 minutes to melt cheese

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