Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl

Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl with Greek Yogurt Ranch and Spicy Quick Slaw

This Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl with Greek Yogurt Ranch and Spicy Quick Slaw is an easy and quick veg-packed meal perfect for lunch or dinner! All the components can be made ahead of time for a quick weekday meal.

overhead view of baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl drizzle with greek yogurt ranch dressing

I’m going to go ahead and guess that you are here today because you got your fill on holiday sweets and are ready for something a little bit healthier? Am I right? Well good, because you’ve come to the right place! Am I wrong? Well whoops – I’m glad you are here anyway!

Normally this time of year I’m just posting soup recipe after soup recipe but all I’ve been craving lately are big veggie-packed bowls. Instead of making a big batch of soup for the week, I’ve been roasting veggies, boiling a few servings of grains, and mixing up an easy dressing to enjoy during the week.

And one of the bowls I’ve been making on repeat lately has been this Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl with Greek Yogurt Ranch and Spicy Quick Slaw. All the components are easy to make ahead of time (just warm up the cauliflower and grains when ready to eat), so making a healthy meal has never been easier.

I happened to have had a batch of rice already made when I shot this bowl so it’s what I used but I also love this bowl with quinoa for an extra protein boost. And if you need even more protein, I bet some stew-y black beans would work great with this to give it a Mexican-burrito-bowl-vibe.

greek yogurt ranch dressing in glass container

What’s Needed for Buffalo Cauliflower Bowls?

This spicy cauliflower bowl has a few different components: the baked buffalo cauliflower, the Greek yogurt ranch dressing, the spicy slaw, and whatever you’ll be assembling the bowl with.

To make the healthy buffalo cauliflower, you’ll need:

  • Cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Buffalo sauce

For the Greek yogurt ranch dressing, you’ll need:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Buttermilk
  • Fresh chives
  • Garlic powder and onion powder

For the spicy slaw, you’ll need:

  • Red cabbage
  • Red pepper
  • White wine vinegar
  • Honey
  • Salt and pepper

And for everything else, you’ll need:

  • Rice or quinoa
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Chives or scallions
Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl garnished with cherry tomatoes, slaw, and greek yogurt ranch dressing

How to Make Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bowls

Although this spicy buffalo cauliflower rice bowl has a few components to it, everything comes together quickly. Get the cauliflower started first, and then prep the remaining ingredients while it bakes!

  1. Prep the buffalo cauliflower and bake until it begins browning in spots. Toss with buffalo sauce and bake another 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the Greek yogurt ranch dressing.
  3. Then, toss together the spicy slaw ingredients and set aside.
  4. Once the cauliflower is done baking, it’s just a matter of assembling the bowls!

What Kind of Buffalo Sauce Should I Buy?

Any kind you’d like! I prefer Moore’s buffalo sauce, but Frank’s buffalo sauce is also a classic.

Can I Prep This in Advance?

Most definitely! Make the vegan buffalo cauliflower, whisk together the ranch, and toss the spicy slaw together. Store everything separately and assemble your cauliflower rice bowls throughout the week.

overhead view of partially eaten Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl

Tips for Making Buffalo Cauliflower Bowls

For the slaw, I used pickled jalapeƱos as I find them to blend better into the overall flavor of the acidic slaw, but you could use fresh if you like things extra spicy.

Fresh cauliflower is best for this recipe. I don’t recommend using frozen as it won’t give you the same texture.

For spicier baked buffalo cauliflower, brush it with additional buffalo sauce when they come out of the oven.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl
Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl with Greek Yogurt Ranch and Spicy Slaw
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl with Greek Yogurt Ranch and Spicy Slaw is an easy and quick veg-packed meal perfect for lunch or dinner! All the components can be made ahead of time for a quick weekday meal.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo, cauliflower
Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients
For the buffalo cauliflower
  • 1 head cauflower , trimmed and cut into bite size pieces (approx. 3 to 4 cups florets)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce + more for brushing on at the end
For the Greek Yogurt Ranch
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives (or scallions)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • dash of pepper
For the Spicy Quick Slaw
  • 1/2 red cabbage head , thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper , thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash of black pepper
Everything else:
  • 4 cups cooked rice or quinoa
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp chopped chives or scallions
Instructions
For the buffalo cauliflower:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add cauliflower to baking sheet and toss with 2 Tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp salt. Bake for 20 minutes or until starting to brown in spots.

  2. Toss the cooked cauliflower with 1/4 cup buffalo sauce and continue to bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven and taste. Brush with more buffalo sauce if you'd like it spicier.

For the Greek Yogurt Ranch:
  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, buttermilk, 1 Tbsp fresh chives, garlic powder, onion powder, and a dash of pepper.

For the Spicy Quick Slaw:
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the white wine vinegar, honey, 1/2 tsp salt, and dash of black pepper. Add cabbage and red pepper to the bowl and toss to coat.

To assemble:
  1. Divide the rice between 4 serving bowls and spread to cover the bottom of each bowl. Top each bowl with 1/4 of the spicy slaw, buffalo cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, and scallions/chives. Drizzle with greek yogurt ranch and serve right away.

What have been some of your favorite healthy meals to make in the new year? Tell me in the comments below or over on Instagram!

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