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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

By February 7, 2024No Comments

These cauliflower ‘wings’ are a vegetarian-friendly game day snack. Packed with lots of zesty, garlicky flavor utilizing a local hot sauce, these wings come together quickly and are sure to please and feed a crowd. Follow @edibleblueridge to see a play-by-play of the recipe.


1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets

½ cup all purpose flour

3 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons paprika

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup water

¼-⅓ cup hot sauce (we recommend Fermented Fire Hot Sauce Co.’s Riveracha)

2 tablespoons butter, melted

½ tablespoon lemon juice

Blue Cheese Dippin’ Sauce and celery sticks, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. 
  3. Add water and whisk until a smooth batter forms. Add cauliflower and toss to coat with batter. 
  4. Spread cauliflower on lined baking sheet and bake until cauliflower is slightly browned, 25-30 minutes, flipping cauliflower once halfway through baking to ensure it is evenly browned. 
  5. While the cauliflower bakes, combine butter, hot sauce and lemon in a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  6. Brush baked cauliflower with buffalo sauce until evenly coated. Return to oven and bake until cauliflower starts to brown, 10-15 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with blue cheese sauce and celery sticks.

Blue Cheese Dippin’ Sauce


1 cup blue cheese, crumbled

½ cup sour cream

¼ cup Duke’s mayonnaise 

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Salt & pepper to taste 


Whisk all ingredients in a bowl. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and serve alongside wings or pizza. 

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