Buffalo Cauliflower Wings & Dip

  • Servings : 3
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 60m

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.


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbs whole wheat flour (can sub gluten-free flour)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder (optional)
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vegan butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (or more for extra spice)
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 1/8 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (optional) to make it a chunkier dressing


Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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!

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