First, let me say that it’s like a HUGE pet peeve of mine when food & recipe blogs tell you a whole forever story about how the recipe came to be and who they tricked into loving vegetables and a whole bunch of other information when all you want is to know how to make the damn thing already.
So, I’m not going to do that.
I’m just going to introduce this by saying that I posted this on Instagram and ya asked for the details, so ya get the details.
Here it is! The recipe and process I used for Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with Cabbage Slaw & Ranch Dressing. Fluff and chatter after the good stuff.
- 4 TBSP butter
- 4 (heavy) TBSP Frank’s Hot Sauce
- 1 TBSP Vinegar (white, rice, apple cider, whatever – I used rice vinegar)
- Worcestershire sauce (about 4 dashes)
- 1/2 head each of red cabbage and green cabbage
- 1/4 c. Ranch dressing, adding more if needed. If you’ve got it in a bottle, use that. I made mine from scratch, using this recipe.
Melt all of the Buffalo Sauce ingredients together on low heat until blended. Toss the cauliflower to coat in a bowl or shake in a bag. Transfer florets to a baking sheet and bake until cauliflower is tender, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, chop cabbage into thin strips and then into bite-sized pieces. Toss to coat with ranch dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. (Bonus: this gets even better after a day or two!)
Optional: you could bread these first if you want more of that “fried nugget” situation, but I opted not to.
Once cauliflower is cooked, taco them up into corn tortillas, top with cabbage slaw and a squeeze of lime and that is literally it. So much flavor! So much goodness!
Health benefits of cauliflower:
It’s anti-inflammatory. It’s RICH in vitamins & minerals (K, B6, protein, fiber, folate, etc., and more!). It’s great for detoxification & digestion.
Health benefits of cabbage:
Also a great source of Viatamins K (and also Vitamin C). It’s also anti-inflammatory and great for digestion. It’s a heart-healthy veggie and great for lowering cholesterol.
Plus, they’re just both delicious. And ranch on everything. Forever. Come at me. Don’t at me. Whatever the kids are saying these days. Ranch FTW.