Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tabasco and Blue Cheese

A cauliflower salad brings the big bold flavors of Tailgating to a grilled vegetable salad. Oven-roasted and tossed in a spicy lemon sauce, serve simply at room temperature.
By Taylor Mathis and Sally James

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Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Salad brings the big bold flavors of Tailgating to a grilled vegetable salad. Cauliflower is tossed in an Original Red Tabasco and lemon-laced sauce and oven roasted. The Red Tabasco heat dissipates during the roasting and permeates the cauliflower with complex pepper flavor. After roasting, the cauliflower is mixed with garden fresh red grape tomatoes, red bell pepper, scallions and chunks of blue cheese. Red Roasted Cauliflower Salad is finished with a bright sun dried tomato and Red Tabasco Dressing. Great served at room temperature for family barbecues, Cauliflower Salad is equally delicious served cold as a side dish for a late summer Tailgating.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tabasco and Blue Cheese
 
Cauliflower salad brings the bold flavors of Tailgating to a grilled salad. Roasted and tossed in a spicy lemon sauce, serve simply at room temperature.
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Recipe Type: Side
Serves: 8
Ingredients
For The Salad:
  • 10 cups bite sized cauliflower pieces (about 2 medium heads)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Original Red Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups halved red grape tomatoes
  • 1½ cups chopped red bell pepper
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • ⅓ cup chopped scallions
For The Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup drained, oil packed sun dried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Original Red Tabasco Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl add the cauliflower, ¼ cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon of Original Red Tabasco, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and ¼ teaspoon salt. Toss until all ingredients are well mixed. Empty the cauliflower on to a large baking sheet. Roast the cauliflower in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is crisp tender. Remove the cauliflower from the oven. Set aside.
  2. To make the dressing, put the sun dried tomatoes, orange juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, ketchup, 1 tablespoon. lemon juice, garlic 1 teaspoon Original Red Tabasco, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce into the work bowl of a food processor. Process until the ingredients are well blended. Set dressing aside.
  3. Put the roasted cauliflower into a large bowl. Add the grape tomatoes, red bell pepper, blue cheese and scallions. Pour the dressing over the vegetables. Toss the salad with the dressing until well mixed. Serve the salad immediately or chill and serve cold.

 


Taylor Mathis and Sally James

Sally James and Taylor Mathis are a mother and son duo from Charlotte, NC. Sally, a professional recipe developer, and Taylor, a professional Food and Lifestyle photographer, work together to create beautiful and delicious recipes designed to be eaten anywhere! Together they are the creators and authors of the food Blog Taylor Takes A Taste and worked together on The Southern Tailgating Cookbook.

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