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Buffalo cauliflower and chickpeas over lettuce with purple onion and dressing drizzled over in a white bowl on white wood.
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5 from 2 votes

Buffalo Cauilfower Salad

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo cauliflower salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 412kcal

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 4 cups fresh romaine chopped
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion sliced

Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing:

  • ½ cup raw cashews soaked 3-4 hours or overnight
  • ½ cup fresh water
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper

Instructions

  • Set oven to 450°F.
  • Add cauliflower, chickpeas, oil, pepper and salt to large bowl and toss to coat.
  • Pour mixture onto a baking sheet or stone. Roast for 20 minutes. Remove baking sheet from the oven, pour buffalo sauce over the mixture and toss to coat. Roast for another 10-15 minutes or until chickpeas are crispy and cauliflower is roasted to your liking. Remove from oven.
  • Add soaked and drained cashews into a high powered blender or food processor with 1/2 cup water, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  • Grab two salad bowls and the add 2 cups of chopped romaine, 1/4 cup celery and 1/8 cup of onion to each bowl. Top with roasted buffalo cauliflower and chickpeas. Drizzle on dressing and enjoy!

Notes

  • romaine – If you want to use a different type of lettuce for the base of your salad that is totally fine!
  • red onion – not a fan of red onion? Try using yellow onion instead!
  • ranch dressing – don't have time to make the homemade dressing? Feel free to buy store bought if you're in a pinch or don't need it to be vegan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad | Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 14g