Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Man oh man. Now just forming the thought of cornbread and chili got my tastebuds working. Next up as a new little appie is this concept that I heard about on TFN's new show "The Kitchen" {which I find hilarious, b-t-dubs}

Anywho, what is your first reaction when I say: Buffalo Cauliflower? Really, I'm curious to know. Because my insides did a little dance. Maybe that's because I am mildly obsessed with buffalo anything, and to know that there is a higher being out there that would allow me to eat a spicy Superbowl snack that is not a deep-fried chicken wing, makes me so happy. {Note: I heart deep-fried chicken wings. A lot. They don't love me or my scale}

So they started talking about this as an app on this past weekend's show, and I couldn't find it anywhere on their site... so I had to do a little digging. Thankfully, skinnytaste.com came to my rescue {obvs} - and I am super stoked to make these, and tt actually didn't turn his nose up! Score!

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
with homemade "Skinny" Blue Cheese dressing

Recipe credit goes to skinnytaste.com 

ingredients:

For the Cauliflower
1 cup water
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp garlic powder
22 oz (6 1/2 cups) cauliflower florets
3/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce
1 tbsp melted unsalted butter

For the Dressing
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
6 oz fat free Greek yogurt
1 tbsp light mayonnaise
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper

instructions:

For the Cauliflower {makes 6 appx 1 cup servings}
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Lightly spray a large non-stick baking sheet with oil.
  2. Combine the water, flour, and garlic powder in a bowl and stir until well combined.
  3. Coat the cauliflower pieces with the flour mixture and place on the baking sheet; bake for 20 minutes.
  4. While the cauliflower is baking, combine the hot sauce and butter in a small bowl.
  5. Pour the hot sauce mixture over the baked cauliflower and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes. Serve with skinny blue cheese dressing and baby carrots/celery sticks.
For the Dressing {makes 1 cup, serving size 2 Tbl}
  1. In a small bowl, mash blue cheese and yogurt together with a fork. 
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, and garlic powder until well blended. 
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

notes:

  • Cauliflower Nutrition: Calories: 119.4 • Fat: 2g • Protein: 4g • Carb: 21.4g • Fiber: 3g • Sugar: 0.2g • Sodium: 1172 mg • 3 PPV+
  • Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing Nutrition: Calories: 46.8 • Fat: 3.0g • Protein: 2.8g • Carb: 2.2g • Fiber: 0.3g • 1 PPV+
  • If you are watching sodium intake, don't use Frank's -- the sodium is pretty high in that brand of hot sauce. I'm sure there are low sodium options out there. You can also 1/2 the buffalo sauce. 

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