Every once in a while, our recipes go completely in a different direction than we planned. Out of nowhere, an ingredient may appear unusable or we want to experiment with something unexpected. When we made these buffalo cauliflower tostadas, we intended for the dish to be like chicken nuggets. We wanted a simple meal that replaced chicken, and would be delicious to dunk into blue cheese dressing. However, when we saw a pile of unused corn tortillas and a can of chickpeas in our pantry, we knew we had a tasty meal on our hands. These tostadas were an unexpected surprise that were so delicious from start to finish.
After this dish and so many others we have made, we have come to find that sometimes the best meals are unplanned. When I started cooking this meal, suddenly a tostada sounded so incredible. Not knowing how to make cauliflower work in a tostada form, I thought back to a hummus recipe we made for a separate recipe. When I began combining ingredients I had lying around, a real masterpiece was born!
Our favorite part about this meal was the baked cauliflower. It was so incredibly easy to bake and so amazingly delicious. Dan even made the bold statement that he would have these cauliflower nuggets over the chicken ones, any day! I agree with that big statement too! There was something so crispy, fresh and satisfying about these cauliflower nuggets. On top of a bed of buffalo hummus, they were even more irresistible!
After making these fantastic buffalo cauliflower tostadas, we cannot wait until the next time we bread and bake cauliflower. We know that they will have to appear on our blog very soon again. They were the perfect thing for summer because of how light and flavorful they tasted. Put them in a taco or dip them in a creamy sauce, and they will satisfy you all summer long! As an added bonus, they are completely simple to make! In no time, we had crispy and delicious cauliflower to add to our tostadas. This would be the perfect thing to make on a weeknight in the summer or to have as a quick lunch after swimming in the pool. Because they were just so effortless, they can fit into a family’s busy and fun summer schedule. Plus, they are so healthy and come guilt free! Make these tonight and they will definitely not disappoint!