Buffalo Cauliflower Kale Salad

  • Author: Deryn

This buffalo cauliflower kale salad is everything you could ask for in a salad. It has different textures and flavours that pair perfectly together. Cooling, spicy, creamy and crunchy, there’s a lot going on and each bite is even more delicious than the last!



For the Buffalo Cauliflower

For the Roasted Red Onions

  • about 1/4 of a red onion per serving/person
  • tiny drizzle of olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt and pepper

For the Kale Salad

  • a few large handfuls of kale per person
  • 12 tbsp tahini¬†per serving of kale, plus extra for topping, if desired
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice per serving of kale
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 of an avocado per serving
  • handful of chopped green onion per serving
  • a few tbsp of vegan parmesan per serving


To Make the Buffalo Cauliflower

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place the chopped cauliflower in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the flour, water, garlic and salt and pepper in a bowl then add to the cauliflower and mix to coat.
  4. Place the cauliflower in a single layer on a parchment or silicone baking mat-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. While that’s baking, mix the buffalo sauce and olive oil in a small dish.
  6. After 20 minutes or so, coat the cauliflower with the buffalo sauce mixture then bake for another 10 minutes until starting to brown. You can broil for the last few minutes for a little extra crisp. Be careful not to burn it though.

To Make the Roasted Red Onion

  1. Slice the red onion, drizzle it with a tiny bit of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Place on a parchment or silicone baking mat-lined baking sheet and add to the oven with the cauliflower.
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes until starting to brown.

To Make the Kale Salad

  1. While the cauliflower and onions are baking, tear the amount of kale you want into bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl. Drizzle with tahini, add a spritz of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of sea salt and then rub it all in with your hands until all the kale is coated. If you’re making more than a single serving, add all the kale to a large bowl and massage with the tahini, lemon and salt before dividing it into serving bowls. Set aside.
  2. Once the cauliflower and onions are ready, you can assemble the salads.
  3. For each salad, start with a base of kale, then top with cauliflower, red onion, avocado, green onions and a generous sprinkling of vegan parmesan.