Buffalo Cauliflower with Avocado Sauce

Check out this colorful, spicy, crispy, super yummy recipe that utilizes one of my favorite fall vegetables.  Buffalo Cauliflower with Avocado Sauce can easily be made into a Taco or Salad.

Buffalo Cauliflower with Avocado Sauce


Buffalo Cauliflower 

  • 1 cup flour (I prefer a gluten free flour)
  • 1 cup milk (any milk will work – almond, soy, etc.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder, salt, and pepper (or 1 clove of garlic minced)
  • 1 head cauliflower (4-5 cups florets, washed & dried)
  • 3/4 cup hot sauce (I like using Habanero sauce)Buffalo

Avocado Cream

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (yogurt would work, too)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • squeeze of lemon or lime

Slaw Bedding

  • shredded cabbage or slaw
  • chopped fresh cilantro

Directions for Cauliflower

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Whisk flour, milk, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Dip cauliflower pieces in the batter and let excess drip off. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake on an upper rack for 15-20 minutes until lightly crisped and browned.  For extra crispiness use a greased wire rack to bake the cauliflower on – this allows excess batter to drip down and promotes crispiness.
  3. Spice the cauliflower by gently tossing the baked cauliflower in a bowl with the hot sauce. Return to pan. Bake for another 5-10 minutes.

Directions for Dipping sauce

  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Directions for Slaw bed

  1. Wash the cabbage or packaged coleslaw in a colander.  Allow to drip or spin in a salad spinner.
  2. Toss the slaw with some of the avocado crema until it’s nice and creamy.
  3. Plate slaw and top with Buffalo Cauliflower.
  4. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  5.  Place remaining cream in a side bowl.

For Tacos: Fill each tortilla with slaw, cauliflower, a drizzle of avocado crema, and cilantro.


Don’t forget to check out more Cauliflower recipes:

Cheesy Cauliflower Bread – one of my favorites

Turmeric & Ginger Pickled Cauliflower