If I go out to a restaurant that has both a ranch salad AND a buffalo anything on the menu, you can guarantee that I’m going to get my buffalo mixed up with the ranch and my ranch mixed up with the buffalo. So here is one of my favorite combos in one convenient recipe! I add a little quinoa for crunch and protein. The buffalo cauliflower is baked so that you can maintain your dignity and not have to break out a deep-fryer for a salad (not that I would judge). I prefer cucumbers to celery with my buffalo sauce, but if you’re a “celery-or-bust” type, then go ahead and swap out the cukes for celery, or just use celery as a garnish. This recipe gets a little involved and may seem like it has a million steps, but that’s because it’s like a recipe within a recipe within a recipe. Just remember, you are learning lessons that will last you a lifetime! Like how to batter and bread things, and also how to bake said battered things instead of frying them. You also can just go ahead and serve the cauliflower with ranch dressing as its own little appetizer, or throw it on top of mac and cheese, or just make a big bowl of it and eat it in front of the TV or fireplace. And the ranch dressing is a treasure on its own! So make a triple batch and keep it on hand for any time a bag of baby rainbow carrots is calling out to be dipped.
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