This sriracha buffalo cauliflower with avocado ranch recipe is a delicious alternative to buffalo wings and it’s nutritious at the same time! Free of gluten and dairy, also vegan and paleo friendly!
Buffalo wings are a favorite snack amongst the boys in my family. Whether it’s movie night or game day on Sunday, I can almost guarantee you that one of the requested snacks will be buffalo wings. My daughter and I don’t really care for them, which I’m sure makes my husband and son happy because it means there will be more for them. However, I don’t really like to buy them too often because they are usually breaded, fried, and not really nutritious.
Foods like that are okay on occasion, but I wanted to come up with a healthier alternative that was just as tasty as their beloved chicken wings yet equally as wholesome. Boy, did we find a winner with this recipe!
Cauliflower is a perfect choice because it is such a versatile vegetable. I’ve used it in stews, mashed potatoes, pasta sauce, and love it roasted as well. I knew buffalo roasted cauliflower would be delicious. I used sriracha for the hot sauce, since I prefer the flavor, but feel free to use your favorite hot sauce instead.
For the dipping sauce, my son’s favorite flavor for buffalo wings is ranch. I have a dairy-free, vegan friendly ranch dressing HERE and I gave it a twist by blending it with avocado and some lime juice. It’s a nice refreshing contrast to the spicy cauliflower and just plain delicious. I mean, it’s a yummy combo of ranch and guacamole, and who doesn’t like ranch or guacamole?!?
This snack is healthy, delicious, has a spicy kick, and is fairly quick to make! It’s allergy friendly and makes the perfect finger food for any occasion. My son has already asked me to make this on his birthday, which is HUGE! I hope you give it a try!