Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

by Tenina Holder
posted 18 Jun, 2020 (last updated 23 Jun, 2020)
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What do vegetarians eat on game day? Or when they want a crispy, bright, spicy and tart meal? Or when you want to eat more vegetables but don't want to compromise on taste? Cauliflower Buffalo Wings is the answer to all of these questions and likely many prayers. Kids will love these as they have the air of "fun dinner" but are still very much a vegetable. They take less than an hour and are perfect for afternoon snacks served with crudités for bonus points.



  • Cauliflower icon
    1 (17.64oz/500g)
    florets of
  • Lemon icon
    about ½ unit (1.02oz/29g)
    juice of
  • Celery stalk icon
    Celery stalk
    2 (3.17oz/90g)
  • Carrot icon
    1 (1.76oz/50g)
    coarsely chopped
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    1 (4.76oz/135g)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    1 tbsp (0.52oz/15g)
  • Red pepper flakes icon
    Red pepper flakes
    1 tsp (0.03oz/1g)
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    1 tsp (0.09oz/3g)
  • Pink himalayan salt icon
    Pink himalayan salt
    3 pinches
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika
    4 tsp (0.30oz/8g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    1.11fl oz/30g (2¼ tbsp)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Blue cheese icon
    Blue cheese
    3.53oz/100g (about ½ cup)
  • Sour cream icon
    Sour cream
    4.06fl oz/120g (½ cup)
  • Mayonnaise icon
    2.82oz/80g (about 4½ tbsp)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 pinch
  • Butter icon
    1.41oz/40g (about 2¾ tbsp)
  • Tomato sauce icon
    Tomato sauce
    17.61fl oz/500g (2⅛ cups)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    3.53oz/100g (about ½ cup)
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce icon
    Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
    1.41oz/40g (about 2¾ tbsp)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    2.82fl oz/100g (5¾ tbsp)
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    0.71oz/20g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Pink himalayan salt icon
    Pink himalayan salt
    2 tsp (0.35oz/10g)
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    5.29oz/150g (about ½ cup)
  • Balsamic vinegar icon
    Balsamic vinegar
    0.92fl oz/30g (1¾ tbsp)


  1. Pre-heat oven - 180°C
  2. Line an oven tray with baking paper
  3. Place cauliflower florets in a large snap lock bag
  4. Place all dry rub ingredients, except for the EVOO, into the Thermomix bowl
  5. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  6. Chop - approx 6 sec, speed 8
  7. Pour into the snap lock bag with the cauliflower and drizzle the EVOO in
  8. Shake bag around until all the cauliflower is totally coated
  9. Place onto the prepared baking sheet
  10. Bake - approx 25 min, 180°C
  11. Make blue cheese dip:
  12. Place garlic clove into the Thermomix bowl
  13. Chop - approx 4 sec, speed 7
  14. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  15. Add remaining ingredients, except celery
  16. Mix - approx 5 sec, speed 4
  17. Add celery and combine with spatula
  18. Make smoky bbq sauce:
  19. Place carrot, onion, garlic and butter into the Thermomix bowl
  20. Chop - approx 6 sec, speed 7
  21. Add remaining ingredients
  22. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 4
  23. Cook - approx 1 hr, 80°C, speed 1
  24. Serve cauliflower buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce, smoky bbq sauce and celery sticks

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