This buffalo cauliflower recipe is essentially vegetarian buffalo chicken wings! Serve with blue cheese dip for a satisfying game day snack.
In a culture of fast food, quick and empty calories, and mind-twisting marketing, it’s sometimes hard to decipher what’s true, real, and good. Before Alex and I started eating whole foods, I sometimes felt like life was empty and tasteless. Greasy takeout and TV dinners were unfulfilling, but I wasn’t quite sure why. Something like homemade roasted buffalo cauliflower “wings”: that was beyond even our wildest imagination.
Discovering real foods and real people, the taste of fresh brewed drip coffee, and a salad with garden tomatoes off the vine opened up a whole new world to us. A world that tasted fresh and honest and REAL.
It would be easy to turn your back on everything from that other food culture. However, we’ve become passionate about tying the two together. Letting new and real emerge and meld with the old. Instead of swearing off buffalo chicken wings with a game of football, we wanted to try to make something satisfying and real in its place. And that, was the birth of this buffalo cauliflower recipe with blue cheese dip.
For the buffalo cauliflower*
- 1 medium head cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
For the buffalo sauce
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 garlic clove
- ¼ cup Frank’s hot sauce
For the blue cheese sauce
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Celery (optional), to serve
- Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Clean and chop the cauliflower into large florets (for easy dipping). In a bowl, combine the cauliflower with the olive oil and kosher salt. Spread the cauliflower on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until browned, stirring once.
- When the cauliflower is almost done, make the buffalo sauce: Finely mince the garlic. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the garlic, then stir in the hot sauce and stir until combined, about 1 minute.
- If using, make the blue cheese dip: In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, blue cheese crumbles, garlic powder, kosher salt (or to taste), and fresh ground pepper.
- When the cauliflower is done, remove from the oven and mix with the desired amount of buffalo sauce (to taste). Serve with blue cheese dip and celery sticks.
*For a party, double this recipe.
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