Bare with me for one moment in contemplation. I promise I will get to this drool-worthy BBQ Cauliflower Salad in a second but before then, I have a few things on my mind.
We are so accustomed to believing that it is our circumstances that predetermine our state of being. “If only I had __”, “Once I do __ then I will be happy.” Ifs, shoulds, would-bes, If onlys…
The funny thing about those thoughts are that they are a complete waste of time, despite how they actually make you feel like you are accomplishing something. They take you away from the present and rob you from attaining what you truly have: this moment. The more time you daydream about how other people keep you from happiness or how the “seemingly” mistakes you have made have kept you from where you thought you should be, the more time you waste in enjoying the moment. After all, the present is all that we are guaranteed anyway, right?
The moment you find yourself thinking these futile thoughts, stop and think about the fact that you already have everything you need to be happy in the moment. It’s all at your fingertips. You have the choice. Always.
So as you decide what to make for lunch today, give this BBQ Cauliflower Salad a try. It’s incredible! Don’t believe me? This salad is taking over Pinterest! I have heard so many great reviews about it so it’s not just my word you are believing. Plus, the cashew-based vegan Ranch Dressing alone is worth giving a try so Go. Make forth BBQ Salads frometh cauliflower.
- ½ head cauliflower, cut into florets
- ½ c. BBQ sauce
- ½ c. black beans
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 ear of corn, cooked and sliced
- ¼ of a red onion, diced
- shredded carrots
- 3 c. lettuce
- Cashew-based Ranch Dressing
- crushed tortilla chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
- Place cauliflower florets on the sheet and bake 5-7 minutes.
- Brush the BBQ sauce onto the cauliflower. Bake another 2-3 minutes.
- Assemble all of the ingredients together for the salad.