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.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl

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.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl

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.

For the slaw, I used pickled jalapenos 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.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl
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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.

Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients
For the buffalo cauliflower
  • 1 head cauflower trimmed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce + more for brush 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 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 make 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.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bowl

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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