Buffalo Cauliflower with a Simple Yogurt Dipping Sauce

This crispy cauliflower is baked to perfection and is mixed with the perfect amount of buffalo sauce! 

Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce

I’m not someone who shies away from meat recipes. You’ve noticed I have a ton of them here on my blog. And maybe once upon a time, I would hear “buffalo cauliflower” and chuckle at it. What were people thinking? This could replace delicious buffalo wings? And so I tried it for myself.

Now, I’m not saying this is an exact replacement for chicken wings and it tastes exactly the same. They don’t. Chicken and cauliflower are different. But hear me out. This dish is a great substitute…

A great substitute for:

  • When you don’t have chicken on hand and want a yummy snack with some of the same flavors
  • When you want a healthier alternative to fried chicken wings
  • When you have a vegetarian/vegan guest over and you’re looking to serve them something more than the usual salad or cut fruit you present them.

You have to take the idea that these taste just like meaty buffalo wings except it’s a veggie version. No, you enjoy them as they are. Chunks of cauliflower, seasoned, baked, and drenched with your favorite buffalo sauce. And then, my friends, I promise you’ll enjoy it.

You can munch on these as is – they taste great! But I like to serve them with a homemade yogurt dipping sauce. It tastes phenomenal! It tastes quite like traditional tzatziki sauce, minus the garlic, cucumbers, and EVOO. 

I love preparing this right before the kids come home – it’s a great snack that’s nutritious. And it holds them over pretty well until dinner time.

I hope you enjoy making this buffalo cauliflower!

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (regular, mild, or hot – your choice)
  • celery
  • 1/2 Tbsp chives, chopped

Directions for Buffalo Cauliflower & Dipping Sauce: 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cut off all the florets of the cauliflower into a bowl.
  • Mix florets with 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of sea salt.
  • Place mixed ingredients onto an oven sheet and into the oven for 15 minutes.

Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce

  • While the cauliflower is in the oven, make the no-guilt dipping sauce.
  • Mix together 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1/2 Tablespoon of chopped fresh chives.

Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce

  • After you take cauliflower out of the oven, mix with 1/2 cup of buffalo sauce.
  • Wash and cut celery and to enjoy with the buffalo cauliflower.
  • Enjoy a guilt-free spicy appetizer.

Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce

Cauliflower can be enjoyed in many variety of ways:

Equipment I Used

Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce

Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce

Buffalo cauliflower is the perfect guilt-free appetizer!
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 33 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Baking sheet
  • bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into florets
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce regular, mild or hot- your choice
  • 3 stalks celery
  • ½ Tbsp chives chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cut off all the florets of the cauliflower into a bowl.
  • Mix florets with 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of sea salt.
  • Place mixed ingredients onto an oven sheet and into the oven for 15 minutes.
    Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce
  • While the cauliflower is in the oven, make the no-guilt dipping sauce.
  • Mix together 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1/2 Tablespoon of chopped fresh chives.
    Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce
  • After you take cauliflower out of the oven, mix with 1/2 cup of buffalo sauce.
  • Wash and cut celery and to enjoy with the buffalo cauliflower.
  • Enjoy a guilt-free spicy appetizer.
    Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Cauliflower with Dipping Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 503mg22%
Potassium 272mg8%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 76IU2%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword appetizer, buffalo, buffalo sauce, cauliflower, celery, chives, dipping sauce, greek yogurt, guilt free, healthy, hot sauce, keto, lemon juice, low calorie, low carb, olive oil, spicy, Vegetarian
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    So easy to make, thanks for the recipe. No guilt, so ate them all myself. Just the flavors i was craving.

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