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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Recipe

Cauliflower is a fabulously versatile annual vegetable that is used for all kinds of dishes – from its raw form on a vegetable platter to alternative pizza crusts, rice, mashed potatoes, or even mock buffalo chicken wings. 

This member of the cabbage family contains just 25 calories per 100 grams (or 3.52 ounces), as well as large amounts of vitamin C and a good amount of B vitamins and vitamin K.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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Recipe by Whole FoodsCourse: AppetizerCuisine: American


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A low-carb, low-fat, low-sodium replication of a favorite tailgating and party snack (Buffalo wings!), these spicy little bites will satisfy your wider side.


  • 1

    head cauliflower, broken into small florets

  • 1/4 cup

    cider vinegar

  • 2 tbsp.

    sweet paprika

  • 1 tbsp.

    garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp.

    smoked paprika

  • 1/4 tsp.

    cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1/8 tsp.

    fine sea salt

  • 2 tsp.

    hot sauce

  • 3 tbsp.



  • Preheat the oven to 450° or prepare a grill for medium heat cooking.

  • Roast cauliflower on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or place it on a grill rack and cook, turning occasionally, until browned and tender (10 to 15 minutes).

  • Meanwhile, whisk cider vinegar, sweet paprika, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne, salt, hot sauce, and 3 tbsp. water together in a large bowl. Taste the sauce; if you’d like it hotter, add a bit more cayenne.

  • Toss cauliflower in the sauce until well coated and transfer to a platter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories 40 | Sodium 130mg | Carbohydrates 7g | Dietary Fiber 3g | Sugar 2g | Protein 3g

Facts about Cauliflower

Did You Know?

The name cauliflower comes from combining the Latin word for cabbage with the word flower. It also grows in four different colors: white, orange, green, and purple.

How to Choose:

Feel the head to ensure it is tightly packed and firm. When choosing the white variety, avoid discolored spots or any softness.

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