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This air fryer buffalo cauliflower is amazing! What a perfect healthy vegan alternative to buffalo wings!
I don’t know about you, but I’m just obsessed with Buffalo anything- wraps, sauces and dips- just bring them on! So I thought, why not use it to transform something that I don’t usually like to eat, into a chomp-worthy culinary creation?
And that’s when I thought of this supremely delicious air fryer buffalo cauliflower. Sure, you’ll find different versions of this recipe out there, but what I absolutely love about this is its simplicity. You literally need just a few minutes and a couple of ingredients to whip this up!
Ready to go ahead and give it a shot? Here’s answering some questions you might have in mind.
Can I Make My Own Buffalo Sauce?
Of course you can! I used the bottled variety because it is really convenient and a literal time saver when you’re craving for something delicious, but don’t want to order a takeout!
You’ll find tons of recipe variations, but in general, the buffalo sauce is a mixture of Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, cayenne pepper, melted butter, white vinegar and some garlic powder. To make your own buffalo sauce, check out my easy homemade buffalo sauce recipe.
How Can I Make it Super Crispy?
Okay, with your trusty air fryer on hands, you can be sure that the buffalo cauliflower isn’t going to turn out all soggy. But if you’re trying to look for a way to make it extra crispy, I’ve got your back there too!
The non stick cooking spray will help air fry the buffalo cauliflower, keeping it from sticking. But if you skip that and add in a few drops of oil or any other fat, the cauliflower will turn out extra crispy!
I Don’t Have Cauliflower. What Else Can I Try This With?
You can try this recipe with a ton of other foods- tofu, shrimp, chicken cubes and practically any other veggie you have in your refrigerator that’s threatening to get limp within the next day or two. I personally loved making them in a similar style with broccoli and brussels sprouts- two other veggies that most of us often have trouble eating more of, and that need a serious makeover! And if you still have some cauliflower left over, you can try this delicious cauliflower rice recipe!
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
I like serving the air fryer buffalo cauliflower the same way I like serving my buffalo wings – with some carrot and celery sticks on the side and some blue cheese or ranch dressing.
If you’re someone who loves spice, you could also team it up with a bit of hot sauce of your choice.
And if you’re in the mood to make it more healthy, you can serve it over a bowl of cooked brown rice, radish and avocado slices and coleslaw mix along with the seasonings of your choice and a nice garnish of chopped fresh herbs.
Another incredible idea is to use it to fill up your homemade tacos, quesadillas or tortilla wraps- a delicious and healthy way to get more of those veggies. Or, if you’re in the mood to indulge, sprinkle some grated cheese over it, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds and serve it with nachos!
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1/2 cup bottled Buffalo sauce
Recommended Kitchen Tools (click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe)
- Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized florets.
- Put cauliflower florets in a large bowl, pour Buffalo sauce over them and toss until cauliflower is fully coated with Buffalo sauce.
- Spray the air fryer basket with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Put cauliflower in the air fryer basket and cook at 390F for 16 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time.