the bbq chicken salad that wasn't.

I am admittedly not a salad girl. It's once in a blue moon that I'll order a salad at a restaurant, especially one as a main course. The only time I ever really had salad phases were 1) in high school when I was obsessed with Applebee's Shrimp Caesar Salad (I didn't know any better) and 2) in law school when my friend S. and I would regularly hit up the Cheesecake Factory for their BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. Basically, I wouldn't eat salad without fried shrimp or onion strings coupled with a heavy dressing.

I'm sad to say my taste in salad has not evolved in the manner I had hoped, and I still love the marriage of veggies and BBQ sauce. So imagine my delight when I stumbled across this recipe via the ol' Pinterest:

This salad recipe is DELICIOUS. As a replacement for my beloved BBQ chicken, you roast cauliflower in the oven for 7 minutes, brush it with BBQ sauce and then put it back in the oven for 3 more minutes. Combined with avocado, red onion, carrots, black beans, corn (which I forgot) and ranch dressing, you're left with a tasty southwestern salad that seriously fills you up.


  1. Will most definitely try this given my new lifestyle :)

  2. Mmmm avocado. This looks delicious! I'd probably even try it with buffalo sauce on the cauliflower (my kryptonite)