Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings" with Cashew Ranch Dressing

BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER “WINGS” WITH CASHEW RANCH DRESSING

Starting to think about getting your friends together for your annual Super Bowl party? While some people are all about the football and others can’t wait to see this year’s batch of inspired commercials…we all know everyone is also there for the food! You can’t go wrong saving space on the buffet table for these super spicy Buffalo Cauliflower “Wings” and tangy Cashew Ranch Dressing!

(And if plant-based eating is your game and you’re invited out, you can whip these up in less than an hour and easily bring along something everyone will enjoy!)

Ingredients:

“Wings”:

  • 1 head cauliflower, cored and separated into florets

  • 1 C garbanzo bean flour

  • 1 C water

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1 tsp avocado oil

  • 2/3 C hot sauce (I like Cholula)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Combine flour, water, garlic powder, and salt in large mixing bowl. Whisk to blend well.

  • Dip cauliflower pieces in batter, coating completely, and place on baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, turning pieces over half-way through.

  • Stir together oil and hot sauce in large bowl. Toss cauliflower pieces with sauce, place back on baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until crispy.

  • Serve with celery and carrot sticks, and Cashew Ranch Dipping Sauce.

Ranch Dressing:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C cashews

  • 2 1/2 T lemon juice

  • 2 T almond milk

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley

  • 1/2 tsp dried dill weed

  • 1/2 tsp dried chives

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

  • Soak cashews in 1/2 T lemon juice and enough water to cover by about 2”. Soak for 2 hours, rinse and drain.

  • Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender under smooth and thoroughly blended.

  • Adjust seasonings, as desired.

  • Scrape out with spatula and serve alongside “wings” and veggie sticks.

  • Game on!!