Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites | Vegetarian Appetizer
If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing vegetarian appetizer, these Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are the perfect choice. With a tantalizing blend of flavors and a satisfying crunch, they’re sure to become a staple at your gatherings.
- 1 medium cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk (plant-based for vegan option)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup buffalo sauce
- 2 tablespoons melted butter (or plant-based oil for vegan option)
- Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper to create a smooth batter.
- Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter, allowing any excess to drip off, and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is crispy and golden, flipping them halfway through.
- In a separate bowl, mix the buffalo sauce and melted butter until well combined.
- Toss the baked cauliflower bites in the buffalo sauce mixture until they are evenly coated.
- Return the coated cauliflower bites to the baking sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 4-6
These Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are a vegetarian twist on the classic buffalo wings. The crispy texture and spicy kick make them a delightful appetizer for any occasion.
Nutrition information: Calories: 180 | Total Fat: 5g | Sodium: 890mg | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g
Incorporate these Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites into your next party menu, and watch them disappear within minutes. Their fiery flavor combined with the satisfying crunch will keep everyone reaching for more. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking to add variety to your appetizer spread, these cauliflower bites are a must-try. Serve them up with a cooling dip and some celery sticks to balance out the heat. Your guests will thank you for this scrumptious treat that’s a true flavor explosion in every bite.