CAULI-POWER

By Paige Green, Hy-Vee Dietitian on Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Buffalo Cauliflower Lettuce Tacos

(Serves 6)

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Recipe: Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine

One of these lettuce tacos filled with buffalo-sauce covered cauliflower florets contains 5 grams of protein. They're an excellent low-cal meat-free lunch for any vegetarian. Or, if you're just simply looking to eat less meat.

All you need:

  • 1 lb. Hy-Vee Short Cuts cauliflower florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup wing sauce, plus additional for serving
  • 12 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 2 avocados, seeded, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup sliced baby carrots
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Ranch salad dressing, for serving

All you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking pan with foil. Arrange cauliflower on pan. Drizzle and toss with olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast cauliflower for 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from the oven; cool slightly. Drizzle cauliflower with 1/2 cup wing sauce; toss to coat. Return to oven; bake for 10 minutes or until cauliflower is lightly browned. Remove from oven.
  3. To serve, layer 2 romaine lettuce leave together; place on a serving platter. Repeat with remaining leave. Add 1/2 cup cauliflower to each leaf stack.
  4. Top with avocados, celery, carrots, and blue cheese. Drizzle with additional wing sauce and dressing. 

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