Spicy wings with a cool dipping sauce. These BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER WINGS were made for weekends!
This is one of my all-time favorite recipes to make. It’s so easy and so good! Who knew cauliflower could be so sexy?
These wings are baked and made with just a few healthy ingredients. And, fret not you protein seekers! The batter uses chickpea flour and there’s tofu in the dipping sauce so nobody has to suffer from protein deficiency.
These are the perfect weekend treat. And it’s cauliflower, so you can indulge to your heart’s content!
They are spicy on account of the sriracha, which can be adjusted to your desired level of heat. But you can swap the sriracha with barbecue sauce or any other sauce if you don’t like spicy foods.
But, the spicy wings go amazingly well with the coolness from the blue-cheese style dipping sauce. It’s like a match made in heaven!
My mouth is already watering, so let’s get cooking!
BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER WINGS WITH BLUE CHEESE STYLE DIPPING SAUCE
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
For the cauliflower wings:
1 medium head cauliflower, chopped into bite-size pieces
1 Cup chickpea flour
1 Cup water
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp melted butter
1 1/2 Tbsp Sriracha for mild heat (more for more heat)
For the blue cheese sauce:
1/4 block of firm or extra firm tofu
Dash of garlic powder
1 Cup of vegan mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. tahini (sesame seed paste)
Fresh lemon juice to taste
Apple cider vinegar to taste
HOW TO MAKE IT:
Preheat oven to 450ºF.
In a medium-size bowl, combine flour, water, garlic powder, and salt. Whisk together until smooth.
Toss cauliflower into garbanzo flour batter, making sure to coat each piece completely, then place battered cauliflower on a lightly greased, nonstick baking sheet (or use parchment paper for easier cleanup).
Bake for 15 minutes, tossing halfway through.
In the meantime, combine melted butter and hot sauce in a large bowl, regularly stirring.
When cauliflower is done, remove it from the oven and gently toss it in the hot sauce mixture.
Place cauliflower back on the baking sheet and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until it becomes crispy.
While the cauliflower bakes, start on the dipping sauce by mixing all ingredients except the tofu in a medium-sized bowl until it has a nice, smooth consistency.
Crumble tofu (this will be the ‘lumps’ in your dressing) and add tofu to dressing mixture. Stir until combined.
Taste and adjust flavor by adding more lemon juice or more vinegar.
Garnish with chopped fesh dill.
When the wings are done baking, remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.
Serve alongside the dipping sauce.
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