Delicious Eats

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Photo Courtesy of Michelle Cehn


david c vert David Carter is an NFL defensive lineman  and a 300 pound vegan. Where does he get the energy and stamina he needs to play hard? Carter credits his plant-strong diet.  Even in the off season, he enjoys meat-free meals to make the world a better place for animals. Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings are one of David’s favorite game day snacks. Try them for your next party!

“This is an awesome Buffalo Cauliflower Wing recipe that hits the spot every time. Not to mention cauliflower contains a high amount of antioxidants and vitamin B’s. Finger licking good!”
-David Carter


2 medium heads of cauliflower, cut into florets

1 cup white rice flour (or sub regular flour)

1 cup water

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon paprika

1 cup your favorite buffalo wing sauce (store bought or homemade. Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce is vegan)

Vegan Ranch Dipping Sauce:

1 cup Vegenaise

½ cup vegan sour cream

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1 garlic clove, minced fine

1 tablespoon fine chopped dill

1 tablespoon chives, chopped fine

¼ cup Italian parsley, chopped fine

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon gluten free, vegan worcesterchire sauce

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

**You can add a non dairy milk to thin out the sauce if desired**


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.To make ranch sauce combine all ingredients, whisk until smooth and set aside.

Combine rice flour, water, salt, garlic powder, paprika and whisk until combined.

Dip cauliflower in batter and place on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Spray the tops with a bit of oil. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the tops start to get color on them.

Pull cauliflower out of the oven and lightly dip them into buffalo sauce to coat. Put them back into oven for another 5 minutes to crisp back up.

Remove from oven and serve hot along side your homemade ranch dip.

YIELD: Serves 8-10 people

Recipe courtesy of Alex Thomopoulos