• Bang Bang Buffalo Cauliflower

    March 6, 2014

    Ever since I tried the Bang Bang Cauliflower at Legal C Bar a few weeks ago, I’ve been meaning to recreate it at home. It was just so incredible, I needed to have it in my life.

    Well, I finally got around to experimenting and, while my Bang Bang Cauliflower recipe isn’t an exact replica of the original (it’s baked, not fried and calls for buffalo sauce), it tastes pretty frickin’ amazing, and I know it’ll become a favorite in your house too!

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    Bang Bang Buffalo Cauliflower

    Makes 2 servings

    Ingredients:

    • 12 ounces cauliflower florets
    • 1/3 cup liquid egg whites (or 2 large)
    • 2/3 cup almond meal
    • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
    • 1 tbsp mayo
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 2 tsp rice vinegar
    • 2 tsp hot sauce (optional)
    • salt + pepper to taste

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Pour egg whites into one bowl and almond meal into another. Fully coat cauliflower florets in egg whites and then cover in almond meal. Then, place florets on a prepared baking sheet and bake in oven for 20 minutes. (Optional: Sprinkle with salt + pepper.)
    3. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Combine buffalo sauce, mayo, honey, rice vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
    4. When 20 minutes is up, remove cauliflower florets from oven and allow them to cool slightly. Turn oven up to 450 degrees F.
    5. Add florets to the sauce in the mixing bowl and coat completely.
    6. Return sauce-covered florets to baking sheet and bake in oven for another 5-7 minutes until crispy and lightly browned.
    7. Remove from oven and serve immediately!

    Bang Bang Buffalo Cauliflower

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    Linz @ Itz Linz March 6, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    yum!! and us preggos must be thinking and craving alike… today, i posted a “buffalo hummus” recipe! :) :)

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    Tina March 6, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    That sounds delicious!

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    Stacey March 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    This looks amazing, I’ll definitely have to add it to my snack menu for this weekend!

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    Megan March 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    This sounds so good. Oh man, I will definitely be trying this!

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    Tara March 6, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I dont even like Buffalo sauce, but this sounds amazing!

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    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun March 6, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    This sounds so delicious! I love all things that have buffalo sauce on them!

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    Xai March 6, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    looks so tasty! I might try it with sriracha instead of buffalo sauce.

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    Megan @ The Skinny-Life March 6, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    This sounds fabulous! I am trying this one this weekend!

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    Lauren @ Lettuce Eat Cake March 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Give me all the buffalo everything. YUM!

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    Erin March 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Could this work without the rice vinegar? I’m not familiar with rice vinegar and I’d rather not buy a bottle of something I’d just use a little of for a recipe.

    But otherwise – looks great! Can’t wait to try

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    Tina March 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Probably? Let me know how it comes out if you try it! 😄

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    Kelly March 13, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    @Erin:
    Erin, if you enjoy asian-y tasting salad dressings this recipe is SO good and it uses rice vinegar, incase you ended up buying some. ;)

    just scroll down a little
    Garlic Ginger Sesame Dressing Recipe:
    http://www.forkandbeans.com/2013/02/11/chinese-tempeh-salad/

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    Ashley @ Brocblog March 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Yummm I love buffalo flavored things!

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    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I would never have guessed almond meal was involved from the picture, I just thought the cauliflower was coated in sauce. Very cool recipe!

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    Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner March 6, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Yum! My mom just got on the Buffalo Chicken Dip bandwagon, and I’ve been craving buffalo sauce. This a good, healthy way to enjoy it–I love cauliflower!

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    Tina March 6, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Buffalo Chicken Dip is riiiiiiidiculous! Yummmmm!

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    mary @ minutes per mile March 6, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    amazing idea. my (australian) husband recently discovered buffalo wings and is now obsessed with everything buffalo-sauce related. definitely adding this to the menu soon!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic March 6, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Ahhh Tina this sounds so delicious! Great recipe, definitely trying it soon!

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    FitBritt@MyOwnBalance March 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I love love buffalo cauliflower! So yum!

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    Ashley March 6, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    This looks AMAZING!

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    Pamela March 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    This looks crazy good! Can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing!

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    Kelley March 6, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Here’s another great one. They really do taste like Buffalo Chicken! http://www.skinnytaste.com/2013/01/spicy-buffalo-cauliflower-bites.html

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    Cori March 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Ooooooooooooo yum!i know it should be obvious but what do you think would go well with this for dinner? Blue cheese chicken? Haha.

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    Lea March 6, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Yummo! Definitely making this😀

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    Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties March 6, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    YUM! this sounds awesome. I’m not a fan of plain cauliflower so this might make me love it :)

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    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment March 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Looks really good! Cauliflower reinvented. :-)

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    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats March 6, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Yum this sounds absolutely delicious! I have been trying to think of more ways to have cauliflower and this is a great one. Both pinning and tweeting this one ;)

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    Taylee @ twist me fit March 6, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I never even thought of making something like this. Sounds good!

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    Alex @ Kenzie Life March 6, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    So, I’m a vegetarian (but mostly vegan) and have been for a long time but two things I love: BBQ sauce and hot-wing/buffalo sauce. Kale + BBQ sauce = awesome (baked in the oven) and now I have a way to get that hot wing kick! I can’t wait to try this! Thanks Tina!

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    Laura @FitMamaLove March 6, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    I am so most definitely making this! I will have to eat the whole cauliflower on my own, though, because hubby does not like buffalo wings. Crazy, right?

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    Abby March 7, 2014 at 12:01 am

    such a random comment but have you seen this before? http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/reasons-why-pugs-are-the-most-majestic-creatures-on-earth I’M IN LOVE!

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    Tina March 7, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Yes, so cute! 😄

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    juls @ livingblissed March 7, 2014 at 6:47 am

    those look amazing!!! great vegetarian alternative.

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    Shereen from Tweet and Eats March 7, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Oh Yum! Need to try.

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    Livi March 7, 2014 at 7:50 am

    oh my gosh!!! this looks amazing!

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    Lisa @ Simple Pairings March 7, 2014 at 7:55 am

    This looks awesome! I love cauliflower plain, so I’m sure adding a buffalo kick would turn it into something otherworldly :) Can’t wait to try this!

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    Kayla March 7, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Yes yes and yes! Love that it’s grain free instead of using flour. I’m just starting to use almond flour so I’m glad I have another recipe to add to my collection!

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    Kerry March 7, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I wonder how itd taste subbing mayo for greek yogurt…this sounds delicious i just really dislike mayo

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    Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen March 7, 2014 at 9:02 am

    So fabulous! Simple and flavor packed. Love roasted cauli!

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    Chelsea @ Delipsch March 7, 2014 at 9:08 am

    This is by far my favorite way to eat cauliflower! So easy, so good. My mouth it watering now! Thanks for posting, definitely will be making it this weekend!

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    Jenny March 7, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Totally trying this this weekend! Do you think I could sub plain greek yogurt for the mayo?

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    Taya March 7, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    My husband and I don’t like mayo and don’t ever buy it. Do you think I could sub Greek yogurt instead? This looks absolutely delicious!

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    Maggie March 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I just made this!! It was delicious!!

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    Tina March 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Yay! Glad you liked it! 😄

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    Amicia Rai March 9, 2014 at 3:23 am

    That looks absolutely amazing! :O I need to try this!

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    Andrea - Avante garden March 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    These sound even better than the previous Buffalo Cauliflower recipes I’ve been following – I’ve gotta give this a go :-)

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    Patty @ Reach Your Peak March 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

    This looks delicious! I will have to try it. I make cauliflower occasionally to have it as a side as opposed to rice or pasta, but it’s always so bland. Excited that you posted this!

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    Cathy March 11, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Delicious! I made it twice already, with tofu, this technique works for all types of firm proteins as well as firm veggies. My family inhaled it. Thanks.

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    Cheri @ Overactive Blogger May 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    This looks so amazing! Might try and make some up this weekend!

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