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Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos | Well and Full | #healthy #spicy #recipe

Spicy, healthy Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos!

Have I ever talked about how much I love buffalo sauce?! If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you’ll know that I have a penchant for all things spicy. I love chili flakes, sriracha, jalapeños, you name it. But hot buffalo sauce is the number one spice provider in my book! Right now I’m working on a repertoire of recipes using spicy buffalo sauce because I want to share this love with the world!! (But for the moment, please accept this recipe and these buffalo chickpea wraps.)

Recently I’ve felt that I was given a whole new kind of motivation for this blog, which I think was precipitated by the arrival of my new camera lens. My goals are twofold. First, I’m trying to post better content and better recipes on the blog. I really want to push the boundaries of plant-based food, and constantly show people how exciting and delicious this way of eating can be. Second, on Instagram I have been focusing on posting my daily meals to give inspiration to people for their everyday plant-based eats. Even though more people are coming around to veggie-based meals, I think there is still some stigma about what vegetarian/vegan cooking looks like. I was just actually talking to someone in the grocery store line the other day about how to cook kale. They asked me, “Doesn’t kale taste bad?”. To which I said, “No, if you just know how to cook it!”. My goal is to show people how to cook kale, and other nutritious plant foods! Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring, repetitive, or flavorless. There are SO MANY things you can do with plant-based ingredients, and I want to explore them all with you!

In this spirit, I hope you really like this recipe today. This vegan buffalo cauliflower is a flavor bomb, and it’s SO GOOD with the tangy avocado crema!! Plus, who doesn’t love tacos? ;) Enjoy!

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos | Well and Full | #healthy #spicy #recipe

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Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

These vegan buffalo cauliflower tacos are perfectly spicy, with hot buffalo sauce and a tangy avocado crema. Made with whole food ingredients!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


Buffalo Cauliflower

  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • Drizzle Neutral Vegetable Oil like avocado
  • 1/4 Cup Buffalo Sauce I like Frank's Red Hot
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Paprika

Tangy Avocado Crema

  • 1 Avocado pitted
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • 4 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1/2 Jalapeno ribs and seeds removed
  • 1 Tbs Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt or more to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Water, to thin as needed

The Rest of the Tacos

  • Soft Taco Shells
  • Chopped Red Onion
  • Chopped Spinach


Buffalo Cauliflower

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Start by cutting your cauliflower into bite-sized florets (see photo for reference).

  3. In a bowl, toss cauliflower, oil, spices, and buffalo sauce until all florets are evenly coated.

  4. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake cauliflower for 25-30 minutes, or until slightly browned.

Tangy Avocado Crema

  1. While cauliflower is baking, make the crema. Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. 

Putting It All Together

  1. Assemble your tacos! 

  2. Take the taco tortillas and add in as much cauliflower as you like. Top with the crema, and add on some red onion and chopped spinach. Be sure to add on any other toppings you like.

  3. Serve, and enjoy!

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos | Well and Full | #healthy #spicy #recipe


If you make this recipe and post it on Instagram, be sure to tag me @wellandfull and #wellandfull so I can see! I love seeing your takes on my recipes :)


  • Reply
    Traci | Vanilla And Bean
    August 20, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    I have to admit, I’ve never tried buffalo sauce (omgeee I know, right?). Which is strange because like you, I love all the spicy things. ALL. So, I know I would love this sauce! I’m wondering if I can DIY? And yes to cooking properly. I’m still surprised to see people turn their nose up to kale – and cauli for that matter! lol … These tacos look soooo good! And you know I’m a big cauli fan… so my switch is flipped! lol Now to find some of that buffalo sauce!

    • Reply
      August 20, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      YOU’VE NEVER HAD BUFFALO SAUCE!? Traci, I’m in shock!! You need to try it girl!! Unfortunately, I don’t have a DIY recipe to recommend. I buy the Frank’s Red Hot brand of hot sauce and I love it, it’s naturally vegan and only contains three ingredients. Definitely worth a try!! :)

  • Reply
    Jess @choosingchia
    August 21, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Your new lens looks awesome Sarah! I actually have a type of cauliflower taco coming to the blog in September! Such a great taco filling! Also love how your buffalo cauliflower isn’t deep fried like some others I’ve seen. Definitely much healthier!

    • Reply
      August 21, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      Thanks so much Jess!! I can’t wait to see your cauliflower taco recipe, great minds think alike! ;)

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
    August 21, 2018 at 8:11 am

    This sounds so yummy for taco night! I love the thought of the roasted cauliflower soaking up all that spicy goodness! yum! {And absolutely beautiful images- your new lens is serving you well!}

    • Reply
      August 21, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you so much, Katie! I feel like cauliflower is a really good canvas on which to layer flavor :)

  • Reply
    August 21, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Girl, you are READING MY MIND :D I love buffalo cauliflower! The spicier the better, in my opnion, if you start crying after three bites, it means the buffalo sauce is really doing the job.

    I also had a conversation about kale at a supermarket, actually: a person asked me what it was and then admitted they heard the word “kale” for the first time in their life. There is certainly room for education.

    Have a wonderful day!

    • Reply
      August 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      Hahaha I love that! My goal is definitely to start crying from the spice :D (But seriously) And how funny is that! Supermakerts really seem to be the place to talk about kale! But every little bit of advocacy matters, especially when it comes to food ;)

  • Reply
    August 21, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    These are gorgeous, Sarah!

    • Reply
      August 21, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks so much Dana :)

  • Reply
    August 22, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Love your love for spicy. These look incredibly delicious! Drooling.

    • Reply
      August 23, 2018 at 12:01 am

      Thank you so much, Kerrie! I can’t get enough of spicy ;)

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