Recipe Review - Roasted Cauliflower with Creamy Ranch Sauce
I meant to post this earlier today but I got caught up in spring cleaning the covered patio at the back of the house. It gets so much dirt and old leaves blown by the wind and we get a lot of wind. Also, some free range peacocks in the area like the shade and shelter of the patio and although they are remarkable birds, they do leave a lot of poop on the cement. I took the winter covers off the patio furniture and fire pit and moved them all out, then hosed everything down: ceiling, walls, windows, doors, chairs, rugs, tables and especially the cement floor. Now the patio is ready for summer, but I'm sure I'll be sweeping it a few more times before my DB and SIL come to visit in August.
Back to the recipe. I give it 4 stars. It was very good and savory, which I am craving now a days. I had to make some changes to the ingredients. I thought I had some chicken stock in the fridge but I didn't so I replaced it with water. When I looked closer at the Hidden Valley light ranch dressing I saw that it was way past the use-by date. I've been using Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch for a while now. So I substituted the Hidden Valley with Kraft light ranch. I don't think the Kraft tastes as good as the HV, but it still made a good dish. I served it over instant brown rice because I forgot to cook up some rice in the rice cooker. I'm not the most organized cook. I also served a green salad. I also used about 3/4 of a large head of cauliflower, which came to 5 cups.
The original recipe makes 4 servings, but since I used less cauliflower mine made 3 servings, or maybe that's because I went back for seconds! It was tasty.
Here are the counts.
1 serv (out of 3)
Sat fat 1.5
Low calorie but high fat even though it uses light dressing. I would make this again. I think I would use less veg oil and maybe try seasoning it with the powdered ranch seasoning mix to cut down on the fat.
I have another recipe for 'fried rice' made from cauliflower. It's a family favorite. I think I posted that recipe last year. I may post it again. I've also had mashed 'potatoes' made from cauliflower that were very good.
What's your favorite way to use cauliflower?