Recipe: Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower

I love spicy food.  Love it.  I love that little bit of heat that accompanies each bite…and when done right…doesn’t mask the flavor of the food.  Yum!

Well, this past weekend, my friend Robert shared a recipe on my Facebook wall that he thought I might enjoy.  It was for Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower.  And let me tell you…it looked awesome.  Seriously!  It just so happened that my CSA bin that week had an amazing head of cauliflower in it…and everything else on the list I had in my pantry.  Perfect!

And after the winter weather that came through last night, something warm, spicy, and different just sounded appetizing tonight for dinner.  So, upon returning home from work…I went to work on my head of cauliflower and preparing this simple, yet really delicious dish.  You just need about 25 minutes and dinner is served.

Recipe: Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower (with a Vegan Ranch Dip)

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower (with a Vegan Ranch Dip)

Servings: 2-4
Time: Prep 5 minutes; Cook 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower

For the batter:

  • Dash of hot sauce (I used Sriracha)
  • 1/2 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Pinch salt

For the buffalo sauce:

  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (I used Sriracha)
  • 1/4 cup oil, canola oil works best
  • Pinch salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Mix together the batter ingredients in a small bowl.

Dip the cauliflower in the batter until coated evenly then place on greased baking sheet.  Bake for about 15 minutes or until the batter hardens.

Mix together sauce ingredients in a small bowl.

Once the cauliflower are done baking, brush them with the hot sauce mixture and bake again for a few more minutes, until cauliflower is crispy.

Remove from oven. You may want to add a bit more buffalo sauce to taste.

Enjoy!

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Oh…this was crazy, stupid good.  I mean…so delicious.  I was highly impressed.  Honestly.  I love cauliflower regardless, but this just took it to the next level.  This is the second cauliflower recipe that Robert has shared with me, and both times I have been super impressed.  I can’t wait to make this again.

Oh, and it’s a super easy recipe too, so that is a bonus.  I whipped up a Vegan Ranch Dip to serve with mine, which consisted of:

  • a few spoonfuls of Trader Joe’s vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of dried parsley flakes
  • 3 tablespoons of almond milk to thin it out

I just mixed it all together in a bowl and viola…instant buffalo cauliflower dip!

Honestly…if you are looking for a fun and exciting way to serve up veggies…this is the recipe to try!

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