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The Buffalo Wing Cauliflower Recipe That Makes a Vegetable Taste Like Meat

It's THAT Good

Buffalo Wing Cauliflower Recipe |

I like vegetables and all, but let's face it: the more they taste like meat, the better. 

And when it comes to chicken wings it is the hand-to-heaven truth that they are basically just a vehicle for delicious hot sauce and blue cheese to make it into your belly. 

Anytime you can get a healthy food to taste like a not-so-healthy food, you're winning. Enter cauliflower that taste like chicken wings. Even better than wings, I'd argue; there are no pesky bones or weird veins snapping back at you and no one's dying from salmonella if you don't cook it properly. Plus, cruciferous veggies are super nutritious and healthy and blah blah blah let's get to the good stuff. 

Buffalo Wing Cauliflower 



One head cauliflower, washed, cut or broken into florets. (Dry them best you can so sauce sticks.) 
1/2 cup hot sauce of choice. I've used name brands, store brands, and even Sriracha in a fit of cauliflower craving one lonely night. 
1/4 cup olive oil 
2 tbsp butter, melted 



 In large bowl, combine hot sauce, oil, and butter. 

 Toss dry cauliflower florets with sauce.

 On parchment lined baking sheet, spread sauced cauliflower florets evenly.

 Roast at 350 for 15 minutes, checking often. I find cauliflower to sometimes cook very quickly, other times, notsomuch. Turn and dribble with additional sauce if desired. 

 Continue roasting until cauliflower is caramelized and cooked through - probably like another 15 minutes. 

 Serve drizzled with blue cheese sauce (recipe below) or on side for dipping. 

Bonus Blue Cheese Sauce


 Combine in a blender, or by using immersion wand, or two sticks you pulled off a tree if you are camping - the following: 

1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise (The real stuff. Nothing plastic, come on.) 
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (Splurge on the good shizz. Trust me. Get a bold blue Roquefort or something.) 
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp dry mustard (Or dollop Dijon if you're in a pinch.)
 Thin sauce with teeny drip of water if too thick, but thick is good. 
BUffalo Wing Cauliflower Recipe |

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