Buffalo Cauliflower Wings & Dip

BY : PUBLISHED : March 29th, 2015 UPDATED: September 29th, 2022

Buffalo Wings are a comfort food for a lot of people, but they're so easy to make vegan (not to mention healthier)! These are a great appetizer to serve on game day, or after a long day when you're craving something spicy. There's even a chunky ranch-inspired dip that you can throw together that helps cool down the spiciness if it's a little too much for you.

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Cauliflower buffalo wings, dip, and veggies on a white plate.

Cauliflower buffalo wings, dip, and veggies on a white plate.

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings & Dip

Shannon
Buffalo Wings are a comfort food for a lot of people, but they’re so easy to make vegan (not to mention healthier)! These are a great appetizer to serve on game day, or after a long day when you’re craving something spicy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 440 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons of whole wheat flour (can sub gluten-free flour)
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder (optional)
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vegan butter or coconut oil
  • ½ cup of hot sauce (or more for extra spice)
  • ½ cup of vegan mayo
  • cup of almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of onion powder
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon of dried dill
  • ¼ cup of raw cashews (optional) to make it a chunkier dressing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Meanwhile chop the cauliflower into 'wing' sizes, or bite-sized pieces. Mix together the flour, water, garlic/onion powder and salt in a bowl. Toss the cauliflower pieces with this flour mixture, making sure to coat the pieces well. Add extra flour or water if necessary.
  • Place the cauliflower on a prepared pan and cook for 8 minutes. Prepare the hot sauce coating by mixing the vegan butter/oil and hot sauce in a bowl. Toss the cauliflower and continue cooking on the pan for 8 more minutes.
  • Remove the cauliflower from the oven and place into the hot sauce bowl. Coat each piece throughout (adding more hot sauce if desired) and cook again for 25-30 minutes in the oven, or until crispy.
  • To prepare the dressing: blend the remaining ingredients (mayo, almond milk, powder, vinegar, and herbs) in a high speed blender or food processor. If you would like a chunkier consistency, add in the cashews and blend briefly. Add salt and pepper to taste, and refrigerate the mixture until the wings are ready.
  • Remove the cauliflower from the oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. As an appetizer option, plate it on top some romaine lettuce alongside some cucumber or celery with the dip and enjoy!

Notes

Perfect for game day. Prep all your ingredients ahead and bake right before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 9gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 1357mgPotassium: 799mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 123mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 3mg
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