Buffalo Cauliflower Bites With Blue Cheese Sauce
The typical basket of buffalo wings in a restaurant has an incredible amount of calories — and that’s before you drown them in creamy blue cheese sauce.
But these vegetarian Buffalo Cauliflower Bites will have even the most ardent meat-lovers craving more!
We smothered baked cauliflower florets in a much healthier version of buffalo sauce that has the same tangy, spicy flavor and paired it with a two-ingredient blue cheese sauce.
Grab a plateful of these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites before everyone else eats them up!
- 1/2 cup low-fat (1%) plain yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 6 cups cauliflower florets
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
- 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, gluten-free (preferably GMO free)
- 2 tsp. ground chili powder
- 1/4 tsp. ground smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp. olive oil
Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine yogurt and cheese in a small bowl; mix well. Refrigerate until needed. Lightly coat large baking sheet with spray.
Place cauliflower florets on baking sheet. Coat cauliflower lightly with spray. Season evenly with ¼ tsp. salt. Bake for 20 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
While cauliflower is baking, combine hot sauce, rice vinegar, and cornstarch in medium saucepan; whisk until cornstarch is dissolved. Add chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, maple syrup, oil, and remaining ¼ tsp. salt; whisk to blend.
Heat hot sauce mixture over medium-high heat; cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes, or until thickened. Set aside. Pour hot sauce mixture over baked cauliflower (on baking sheet); mix well.
Return cauliflower to oven. Bake for 5 minutes. Serve hot with sauce.