BBQ or Buffalo Cauliflower Veggie Wraps

BY : PUBLISHED : May 1st, 2022 UPDATED: October 17th, 2022

BBQ or Buffalo cauliflower veggie wraps are flavorful, filling, and packed with plant-based goodness. Perfect for clearing out the crisper drawer and a child-approved vegan lunch box recipe!

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Wholesome, Nourishing, Delicious Cauliflower Salad Wraps

On days when you open your fridge and face random leftovers and odds and ends. Don’t panic. Grab some tortillas! That’s how these cauliflower veggie wraps came about, after all. With leftover BBQ cauliflower wings (or Buffalo cauliflower for those who prefer a bit of spice) and some salad veggies, these wraps are simple to prepare, tasty, and make for a quick and easy vegan lunch!

The cauliflower wings are sweet, savory, sticky, saucy, and perfect for pairing with fresh and crunchy salad veggies like lettuce and tomatoes. Even better, there are oodles of ways to adjust the wraps to what you have lingering in your crisper drawer. Cucumber, avocado, red onion, and red cabbage… there’s no end to flavor combinations you can make with this cauliflower veggie wrap recipe!

By relying on the salad veggies you already have, these vegan salad wraps are very budget-friendly while still packed with healthful nutrients. They’re also proudly child-approved—perfect for vegan lunch boxes! Here are more kid-friendly dishes to explore that are ready in under 30 minutes!

Enjoy the cauliflower veggie wraps alone, or bump up the meal further with a side of fries (like these garlic wedges or baked carrot fries/chips), quinoa salad, fruit, and more. If you’re looking for more simple vegan wraps, you might enjoy these roasted red pepper wraps, Southwest lettuce wraps, collard green wraps, or tofu lettuce wraps!

Estimated Cost Per Serving: $.45 (to $1 with extra fillings!)

The Ingredients

At its very base, this vegan wrap recipe requires just 5 base ingredients (11 if you’re making the cauliflower wings from scratch), and even those are highly versatile!

The Base Recipe:

  • Cauliflower: You can use a batch of BBQ cauliflower bites OR buffalo cauliflower.
  • Lettuce: We used romaine lettuce, but this is easy to swap out with other mixed salad greens, arugula, spinach, kale, etc.
  • Tomatoes: You can use larger tomatoes and thinly slice or dice them, or use cherry tomatoes and halve or quarter them. Omit if preferred, or swap with another veggie.
  • Tortillas: Use large tortillas. Feel free to use spinach or beet wraps. Use gluten-free wraps if necessary.

You could also use a thin flatbread for the salad wraps, especially if you plan to consume them immediately.

  • BBQ sauce: To spread over the bottom of each vegan wrap. Vegan ranch dressing, tzatziki, or vegan sour cream would also pair well with either the BBQ or Buffalo cauliflower.
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What Else Could You Add?

Luckily, both BBQ cauliflower wings and buffalo cauliflower pair well with many spreads, dips, veggies, and more. Meaning there are tons of ways to boost these cauliflower salad wraps.

To Spread/Drizzle:

  • Vegan cream cheese
  • Hummus (is there anything hummus doesn’t go with?!)
  • White bean dip
  • Vegan blue cheese and vegan yogurt sauce
  • Vegan sour cream

Extra Salad Wrap fillings:

  • Cucumber
  • Avocado (slices or as avocado cream)
  • Coleslaw (in the wrap or as a side)
  • Spinach or other leafy greens
  • Breaded tofu sticks brushed with BBQ or buffalo sauce
  • Matchstick/shredded carrot
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Red onion
  • Pineapple
  • Bell peppers (raw or roasted)
  • Corn
  • Chickpeas (tossed with the sauce and roasted)

You could make a warm grilled/pressed wrap by swapping out the lettuce for spinach and adding some vegan melty cheese and either rice or quinoa to the vegan wraps.

Make these BBQ/ Buffalo cauliflower wraps lower carb by swapping out the tortillas in place of veggie wraps like spinach or beet wraps.

How to Make BBQ/ Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps?

If you’re making them specifically with this recipe in mind, we highly recommend using smaller florets so that you can stuff more into the veggie wraps.

  • 2) Then, rinse and dry the vegetables.
  • 3) Slice the tomato and lettuce.
sliced and chopped tomatoes and spinach on a white cutting board

You can use whole leaves in the wraps or shred them to create more body in the veggie wraps.

  • 4) Spread a layer of BBQ sauce over the tortillas, and then add the lettuce, tomato slices, and cauliflower bites.
  • 5) Roll the wrap, lifting the bottom first, then folding the sides in on themselves.
process shot showing rolled up wraps on light surface

If you want to make more of a burrito wrap for a vegan lunch box, first fold in both bottom ends before the sides. Next, wrap it in foil or parchment paper, then slice it in half in the middle. The foil/ parchment with help hold the vegan wraps together if you aren’t eating them immediately.

Enjoy the vegan cauliflower wrap with a side of fries or enjoy it as a vegan lunch box recipe alongside veggies or fruit!

Top Recipe Tips and Notes

  • Don’t overstuff the wrap: Otherwise, you risk tortilla breakage.
  • Turn it into a salad bowl: Assemble all the filling ingredients and serve with tortilla or pita chips. For a heartier meal, add a grain (like brown rice or quinoa), too.
  • Adjust to your dietary requirements: Use gluten-free wraps, sugar-free BBQ sauce, etc.

How to Make Ahead and Store?

You can prepare the cauliflower wings 2-3 days in advance (fresh is best for the crispiest results). You could also rinse and slice the veggies in advance and store them separately in airtight containers until you’re ready to assemble the salad wraps.

Once assembled, we recommend eating the wrap within a day so it doesn’t become soggy.

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completed BBQ or Buffalo Cauliflower Veggie Wraps stacked on one another against a white background

BBQ or Buffalo Cauliflower Veggie Wraps

Terrence Paschal
BBQ or Buffalo cauliflower veggie wraps are flavorful, filling, and packed with plant-based goodness. Perfect for clearing out the crisper drawer and a child-approved vegan lunch box recipe!
5 from 61 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 120 kcal
METHOD No Cook
DIET Vegan

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Slice tomato and romaine lettuce.
  • Spread BBQ Sauce over the tortilla. Add cauliflower bites, tomato, and romaine.
  • Wrap it up and enjoy!

Notes

Read the blog post for optional add-ins and wrap variations! 
  • Don’t overstuff the wrap: Otherwise, you risk tortilla breakage.
  • Turn it into a salad bowl: Assemble all the filling ingredients and serve with tortilla or pita chips. For a heartier meal, add a grain (like brown rice or quinoa), too.
  • Adjust to your dietary requirements: Use gluten-free wraps, sugar-free BBQ sauce, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 169mgPotassium: 981mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 14143IUVitamin C: 84mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 3mg
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About Terrence Paschal

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  1. Janaye says

    5 stars
    Yummy these look soo good! 😊

  2. Teodora says

    5 stars
    They look amazing! I love all kinds of wraps!

  3. Michelle says

    5 stars
    such a great filling lunch!

    • Andrea White says

      right?! love a good wrap for lunch!

  4. Gina H. says

    5 stars
    These BBQ wraps are the BEST!! I can't tell you how delicious they are. You just have to make them yourself. YUM.

    • Andrea White says

      They're one of my favorite wraps! So good!

  5. Tina says

    5 stars
    This sounds like the perfect lunch for me! Planning on making a buffalo one ASAP.

    • Andrea White says

      Buffalo wraps are the best and this one is delicious!

  6. Amanda says

    5 stars
    What a delicious lunch recipe! Yummmmm, I could eat this ALL day, every day!

    • Andrea White says

      I'm with you!!

  7. Savannah says

    5 stars
    This recipe is perfect. I'm a sucker for buffalo cauliflower–you made this dish look so easy. Yumm!

    • Andrea White says

      I am too! Nothing like cauli wings!

  8. nancy says

    5 stars
    the buffalo chicken is super tasty - i would add it to rice bowls too!

  9. nancy says

    5 stars
    super tasty lunch on the go! wonderful wraps!

  10. Katie says

    5 stars
    Love how simple and delicious this recipe is! Perfect week day lunch recipe!

    • Andrea White says

      Yes! It's great on the go as well. So good!

  11. Jacqui says

    5 stars
    Easy, simple and tasty! Totally recommend these, they are bursting with flavor and are rich in texture.

  12. Kaitlin says

    5 stars
    I tried these and they are super easy to make and super delicious.

    • Andrea White says

      Love the easy ones! They're the best!

  13. Melanie says

    5 stars
    Absolutely mouth-watering! Thank you for this delicious recipe!

    • Andrea White says

      Mouth-watering is the exact word I was thinking of! So glad you enjoyed the wraps!

  14. Andrea White says

    Soooo good! Love these wraps!

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