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Have you been looking for the ultimate recipe for buffalo cauliflower bites? You've come to the right place! We'll show you how easy it is to make this vegan appetiser without spending too much time in the kitchen.
Buffalo cauliflower bites are a meat–free alternative to traditional Buffalo wings and they can be just as delicious. The trick is in the spice mix used to season the cauliflower florets.
Why Use Cauliflower?
This cruciferous vegetable holds up well to the heat in the spice mix, while roasted cauliflower develops more depth of flavour and is the perfect substitute for chicken in vegan recipes.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites: Getting Started
Before diving into the recipe for buffalo cauliflower bites you'll need to know how to cut cauliflower.
This bulbous vegetable needs to be cut in a special way, so you'll be able to enjoy each floret. Just check out our quick tutorial on cutting cauliflower.
Next, you'll need to whip up a killer spice blend.
Here's an easy spice mix to try: blend equal parts of cayenne powder, garlic powder, paprika and salt (a teaspoon of each will suffice for a medium-sized head of cauliflower).
For a fancier spice blend you can try adding a bit of powdered Szechuan pepper.
Or try this recipe for buffalo cauliflower from Gal on a Mission, which includes buffalo sauce.
Easy Recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- one head of cauliflower cut into florets
- buffalo spice blend
- olive oil
Preheat oven to 425F.
Toss the cauliflower florets and olive oil in a large bowl. Once the vegetable is completely coated in oil, sprinkle in the buffalo spice blend. Toss well.
Spread over a baking pan and bake for 20 minutes until crisp and golden. Allow to cool for five minutes. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce!
Video Recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Check out this other amazing recipe for buffalo cauliflower from World of Vegan. It calls for rice flour and hot sauce but you'll enjoy the results. Take a look: