Comfort food at its finest.
These cauliflower wings are tangy, spicy, crunchy and outrageously tasty.
We use a vegan-friendly BBQ sauce to keep things super easy. The hot sauce is optional but we love the spicy kick!
Cauliflower has to be one of our favourite veggies.
We’ve always been big fans, but since we’ve been vegan our appreciation of this humble vegetable has seen no bounds.
Whether it’s baked like this into ‘wings’, broken down into ‘rice’ or blended into a creamy sauce, we love its versatility.
This recipe makes around 18 wings.
We usually devour the whole lot between the two of us, but if you’re less greedy then these are perfect for sharing with friends.
If you like your food spicy you can add more hot sauce, but be warned things get seriously hawt quite quickly!
And did you know we have a cookbook? If you love this then you’ll totally love our debut 5-ingredient cookbook So Vegan in 5, which is available to buy now.
Roxy & Ben
Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings
Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings 😲Posted by So Vegan on Saturday, 14 September 2019
Spicy BBQ Cauliflower WingsRoxy, So Vegan Comfort food at its finest. These cauliflower wings are tangy, spicy, crunchy and outrageously tasty. We use a vegan-friendly BBQ sauce to… Print This
- 500g / 17.6oz cauliflower, without leaves
- 80g / 2.8oz plain flour
- 5 tbsp plant-based milk
- 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
- salt & pepper
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
For the sauce
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
- 3/4 cup bbq sauce
For the ranch dressing (optional)
- 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
- 1 or 2 tbsp oat milk
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp dry dill
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- pinches of salt & pepper
To serve (optional)
- sesame seeds
- spring onion
- Preheat the oven to 200°C / 390°F fan-assisted and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
- In a mixing bowl combine the flour, plant based milk, mixed herbs, and big pinches of salt and pepper with 5 tbsp water. Whisk until fully combined into a batter.
- Next, add the panko breadcrumbs to a medium-sized mixing bowl along with the vegetable oil. Use your hands to combine (make sure you remove any clumps).
- Trim the stalk of the cauliflower. Then cut the cauliflower into bite-sized florets and use your hands to tear apart any big pieces.
- Add the cauliflower florets to the batter and use a spoon to toss them in the batter. Once the florets are fully coated, add them to the breadcrumb mix one at a time and toss them in the breadcrumbs, then place on the lined baking tray.
- Bake the florets for 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, if serving with ranch dressing, add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- To make the BBQ hot sauce, add the sauce ingredients to a saucepan or a wok on a low heat. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is hot.
- Once the cauliflower has finished baking, add the florets to the saucepan with the hot sauce and stir through until the florets are fully coated.
- Transfer the hot wings to a serving plate and top with a sprinkling of sesame seeds. To finish, finely slice half a spring onion and sprinkle on top. Serve with the homemade ranch dressing.