Buffalo Cauliflower Salad


This roasted Buffalo cauliflower salad tastes indulgent but is absolutely virtuous. The salad is packed with all the Buffalo wing essentials--carrots, celery, a creamy dressing and blue cheese. And cauliflower, with all its nooks and crannies, is even better at soaking up Buffalo sauce than chicken wings!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups


  • 6 cups 1-inch cauliflower florets (1 medium head)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives and/or dill

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce, such as Frank's RedHot

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce

  • ½ cup julienned carrots

  • ½ cup sliced celery

  • ¼ cup sliced red onion

  • cup crumbled blue cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Toss cauliflower with oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast the cauliflower until it is starting to soften and brown on the bottom, about 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk buttermilk, mayonnaise, herbs, garlic powder, pepper and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

  4. Combine hot sauce, butter and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Add the roasted cauliflower and toss. Return the cauliflower to the baking sheet and drizzle with the sauce left in the bowl. Roast until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes more. Stir to coat the cauliflower completely.

  5. Add lettuce, carrot, celery and onion to the dressing in the large bowl; toss to coat. Serve the salad topped with the Buffalo cauliflower and blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
19g Fat
11g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 1/3 cups
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g 11%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Vitamin A 7232IU 145%
Vitamin C 61mg 68%
Folate 159mcg 40%
Sodium 474mg 21%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 33mg 8%
Potassium 603mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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