Buffalo Cauliflower – Low Carb and Simple
Cauliflower: it’s such a simple yet versatile vegetable. It’s full of essential vitamins and minerals, high in fiber, and a good source of antioxidants which are beneficial to reducing inflammation. One cup of cauliflower contains only 25 calories, so you can fill up without guilt, this makes it a wonderful substitute for ingredients like rice. There are many other benefits to cauliflower which you can read here. So, when we had half a head leftover from a previous meal, we decided to try something new (to us): Buffalo Cauliflower. I’d call them wings but that feels weird.
Finding a Recipe
I browsed the internet for a couple ideas as to how to put this together. I could just roast them and pour the sauce on, but I wanted something more. So I combined some of the recipes I found and came up with the following:
- 1/2 head cauliflower
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
Combine water and the dry ingredients. The water creates a binding agent so the mixture sticks to the cauliflower. Other recipes called for milk, but I didn’t have any. The water worked out just fine. So if you’re dairy free or out of milk like I was, water will suffice.
Chop the head of cauliflower into smaller bite size pieces and dip into the batter. Then, arrange the florets onto a lightly greased baking tray and place into a preheated 450° F oven.
Bake for 10 minutes, flip, bake for 10 minutes more. At his point, remove the tray from the oven. Add your buffalo sauce, you can make your own or use bottled like we did. We used Sweet Baby Ray’s Wing Sauce. Bake for another 10 minutes then remove and serve.
You can serve with Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing or top with Blue Cheese crumbles.
- ½ head Cauliflower
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- Buffalo Sauce bottled or DIY
- Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C)
- Combine water with dry ingredients.
- Chop the head of cauliflower into smaller bite size pieces and dip into the batter.
- Arrange the florets onto a lightly greased baking tray.
- Bake for 10 minutes, flip, bake for 10 minutes more.
- Remove the tray from the oven, drizzle buffalo sauce over cauliflower. Bake for another 10 minutes then remove and serve.
We really enjoyed Buffalo Cauliflower as a dinner option. You can make for just two of you like we did, for the family, use BBQ sauce instead of Buffalo, or Teriyaki sauce. We chose to serve them along side some cheesesteak stuffed peppers. Try out this recipe from Delish!
Would you make these? What sauce would you use if not Buffalo? Let us know!
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