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Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With A Cashew Dipping Sauce

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I have seen cauliflower wings recipes for quite some time now, but I have always been a little skeptical to try them because cauliflower is one of my least favorite vegetables. I also never really liked BBQ wings when I was a meat-eater. One day I decided to buy cauliflower at the grocery store with zero recipe ideas in mind. I just bought it because I wanted to buy it. It sat in my refrigerator for about a week before I finally decided that I needed to do something with it. The idea of cauliflower wings popped into my head, and I decided that I would give it a try. I am so glad that I did! I may not like cauliflower and BBQ wings by themselves, but put those two things together and I am in love!

Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With A Cashew Dipping Sauce

I have heard people say that cauliflower wings taste like real wings made with real meat. I am going to have to disagree with that statement. It has been over seven years since I have eaten any meat, but these cauliflower wings don’t taste like meat to me. I can still definitely taste the cauliflower, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like them. Oh no, I love them! The BBQ sauce and Sriracha sauce mixes perfectly with the cauliflower to make it taste oh so delicious. They just don’t taste like meat, which I am actually not going to complain about because I have eaten a few fake meats over the years that taste exactly like what I remember meat tasting like. Realistic fake meats honestly freak me out a little bit.

Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With A Cashew Dipping Sauce

These cauliflower wings are also surprisingly easy to make. You just mix together flour, spices, and almond milk together, coat your cauliflower in the mixture, and cook for about 20 minutes. Then you take them out of the oven dip them in a BBQ and Sriracha mixture and cook for a few more minutes. They are way easier than I expected them to be!
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Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With A Cashew Dipping Sauce

Although the cauliflower wings are delicious by themselves, they taste even better with this cashew dipping sauce. The cashew dipping sauce is so creamy and helps to cool down your mouth since the cauliflower wings can get pretty spicy.

Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With A Cashew Dipping Sauce
 
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Ingredients
  • Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings
  • 1 cauliflower head, cut into florets
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • pinch of black pepper
  • ¾ cup BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup Sriracha

  • Cashew Dipping Sauce
  • ¾ cup raw cashews, soaked for a few hours
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3-4 tbsp. water
Instructions
  1. Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings
  2. Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond milk, whole wheat pastry flour, and spices.
  4. Cut up the cauliflower heads into florets, and place pieces in mixture and coat thoroughly. Spread the cauliflower on the parchment lined baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. While the cauliflower pieces are cooking, mix together the BBQ sauce and Sriracha.
  6. Once the cauliflower is golden brown, coat them with the BBQ sauce mixture and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Cashew Dipping Sauce
  8. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  9. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

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