Besides my total love of Mexican and Chinese food, I am pretty obsessed with honey barbecue wings. So obsessed, in fact, that we had to take a trip about 30 minutes north of where we live so that I could find some and eat some. The cravings are real people. Also, have you noticed a trend here? Hi – I love food. All kinds of food, and I love sauces!
Now that we got that out of the way, I want to introduce you to a secret weapon. You might be like me and watching what you are eating. Well, the Super Bowl is coming up and with it means chicken wings and beer. Personally, I don’t want to spend the 20 SmartPoints that a small portion of wings would cost me.
Instead of 20 SmartPoints, how about 2 SmartPoints for almost the same effect? I know what you might be thinking. Cauliflower doesn’t taste like wings. I know that, silly. But cauliflower is zero points – so adding a little bit of wing sauce creates the illusion of eating a chicken wing. I know you are actually eating said chicken wing, but if I am at a party and want to eat similar things to what others are eating, this recipe is a winner.
And the best part? It tastes great! Jeremy tried some of them, and really liked them. He thought the mild sauce was a bit too spicy, but he’s a weakling. I couldn’t believe how much like a wing they tasted – and they had a great texture too.
To make these is so easy. Simply chop up your cauliflower. In a medium bowl, mix the cauliflower, oil, salt and pepper together. Place cauliflower on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 mins at 425 degrees. Once the cauliflower is cooked, remove it from the oven and set aside. Let cool about 2 minutes. In the same medium bowl you used before, mix the cooked cauliflower and the wing sauce together. Toss to coat – make sure all the cauliflower gets covered in the sauce. Serve immediately.
Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower with Light Ranch Dressing
- 1 bunch cauliflower chopped
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce of your choice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Chop cauliflower to get enough florets that you want to use. In a medium sized bowl, combine florets, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Mix to combine. On an olive oil sprayed baking, spread the cauliflower and bake about 20 mins.
- Once the cauliflower is roasted to your liking, place them in a medium mixing bowl. Add the buffalo sauce and mix together. Serve with low-fat ranch.