Cauliflower Wings 5 Ways

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When I went vegan, I assumed I’d never eat anything resembling a chicken wing ever again. When I learned that cooked cauliflower has a similar consistency to cooked chicken, I had to judge for myself. When I tasted the buffalo cauliflower wings from Sage Vegan Bistro in Echo Park, I was sold. Not only can you re-create delicious buffalo wings using cauliflower, you can also make ANY kind of chicken wing flavor using cauliflower. Check out my recipes for cauliflower wings 5 ways below.

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Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Course Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Batter

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Buffalo Sauce

  • 3/4 cup Tabasco buffalo sauce (purchased at Sprouts)
  • 1 tbsp Earth Balance butter

Ranch Dressing

  • 1 cup Veganaise (or any vegan mayonnaise)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dill
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley (preferably dried)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees

  2. Cover cauliflower in batter, shake off excess batter and place on a non-stick baking sheet or parchment paper

  3. You can turn over the wings and bake for another 20 minutes if desired. 

  4. In a sauce pan, combine the vegan butter and buffalo sauce and bring to a slight boil, remove from heat and set aside. 

  5. Once wings are cooked, toss wings in buffalo sauce, cook for an additional 6-8 minutes. 

  6. Remove from heat and let cool. 

  7. Mix ranch dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

  8. Serve

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Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings

Course Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4-1/2 cup sunflower oil (can use oil of choice)

Wet Batter

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour

Dry Batter

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp arrow root powder

Instructions

  1. Mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Keep separate. Dip cauliflower in wet batter and then coat each piece in dry batter. 

  2. Fry in about 1 inch of oil (I used sunflower) on medium heat for about 25 minutes. 

  3. Toss and cook on the other side until desired crispiness.

  4. Place cooked pieces on a plate covered with a paper towel to soak up the extra oil

  5. Sprinkle with more lemon pepper seasoning.

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Jerk Cauliflower

Course Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp jerk seasoning
  • 1 tbsp thymer
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Bragg's liquid aminos
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a sealed tupperware. Toss in cauliflower, cover with lid, and shake until all the pieces are covered. 

  2. Let cauliflower sit in the marinade in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Preferably overnight. 

  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes

  4. Pour leftover marinade over the cooked pieces and serve

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Orange Cauliflower


Course Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • sweet chili sauce for garnish
  • chopped green onions for garnish

Orange Sauce

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tbsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp flour

Batter

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Toss cauliflower into batter and fry on medium heat until desired crispiness (about 25-30 mins). Place cooked pieces on a plate covered with a paper towel to soak up the extra oil.

  2. Combine the sauce ingredients into a sauce pan and cook on low heat. Bring to a light boil, let thicken and remove from heat.

  3. Pour sauce over cauliflower and cook for another 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Garnish with green onions and sweet chili sauce.

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Cauliflower Popcorn


Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Wash and cut cauliflower

  2. In a bowl, mix cauliflower, oil, salt and garlic powder

  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 mins. Let cool and cut into tiny pieces for a more ‘popcorn-like’ effect.

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