We’re just a couple days away from the Superbowl! To be honest, I know nothing about football. But I do know how to make some lip-smackin’ game-day food that all your guests will be talking about!

This Buffalo cauliflower is the ultimate snack to serve this weekend, and it comes together easily in just 30 minutes! And whether it is a game day or not, you can use this recipe as a flavor-packed addition to a salad or grain bowl with some quinoa, black beans, and roasted corn. For the perfect pair, don’t forget to make the hearty vegan and onion/garlic-free ranch dipping sauce!

Buffalo Cauliflower + Vegan Ranch

Vegan, Jain

Time: 30 minutes

Makes 2-3 servings

Buffalo Cauliflower:

  • 1 head cauliflower, in florets
  • 1/2 cup plain flower sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp paprika 
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Spicy Marinade:

  • 1 tbsp your favorite hot sauce (I use Valentina)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • Dash of liquid smoke (optional)
  1. Mix together all dry ingredients. Add soymilk and olive oil and mix into a smooth paste. Toss in cauliflower to coat completely.
  2. Spread coated cauliflower onto baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes at 350F until golden and crisp
  3. While the cauliflower is baking, mix together the marinade ingredients in a bowl.
  4. After baked, immediately brush the marinade onto the cauliflower pieces
  5. Serve immediately with the vegan ranch dipping sauce and some celery sticks!

Vegan Ranch Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup soaked cashews (soak in boiling water for 30 minutes or in room temp water overnight)
  • 3 tbsp soy milk
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp hing
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp dill
  • 2 tbsp water

To make the ranch sauce, simply blend all ingredients together until creamy!

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Posted by:Priyanka

I am a Board Certified Physician Assistant with a passion for helping others achieve their optimal health through a plant-based lifestyle. On this blog, I share simple recipes, wellness tips, and ways to practice compassionate living rooted in Jain values of non-violence, non-attachment, and non-absolutism.

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