Buffalo Cauliflower Wings & Dip

BY : PUBLISHED : March 29th, 2015 UPDATED: August 17th, 2021

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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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 1 vote
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
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons of whole wheat flour (can sub gluten-free flour)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder (optional)
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vegan butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of hot sauce (or more for extra spice)
  • 1/2 cup of vegan mayo
  • 1/8 cup of almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried dill
  • 1/4 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 9gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 1357mgPotassium: 799mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 123mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 3mg
Keyword buffalo cauliflower wings, spicy cauliflower, Vegan Buffalo Wings, vegan ranch dip, Vegetarian Buffalo Wings
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