We love a great buffalo cauliflower, however because it’s gone mainstream, seeing the identical dish on almost each pub menu is slightly “been there, completed that.” It’s time to modify it up. Don’t fear, we’re conserving that buttery, spicy buffalo taste, however we’re swapping out widespread cauliflower for a couple of curveball elements. Secure to say, we’re a bit buffalo obsessed. From spicy mac and cheese to buffaloed pizza, right here’s learn how to add a punch of buffalo sauce to your favourite vegan meals. 

1. Crispy Baked Buffalo Tofu Wings by Curious Chickpea

Recreate your favourite buffalo vegan hen tenders at house—with out the oil! These merely baked tofu strips are tremendous crunchy, slightly spicy, and utterly versatile. Function an appetizer with vegan blue cheese or add taste and protein to a mattress of romaine. 

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2. Buffalo Chickpea Mac n Cheese by Vegan Yack Assault

Extra is extra so far as this tacky dish is anxious. A deep bowl is layered with a base of stove-top vegan mac, crunchy-cool romaine lettuce, buffalo-roasted chickpeas, and a twin drizzle of buffalo sauce and dairy-free ranch. It’s the type of meal you place in your stomach whereas lounging on the sofa after an impossibly lengthy day. 

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3. Buffalo Chickpea Pizza with White Garlic Sauce and Celery Ranch Dressing by Vegan Richa

Purple pepper flakes aren’t the one spice choice for pizza. Broaden your horizons and go buffalo. We will assure you’ll by no means discover this vegan masterpiece at your typical slice joint. 

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4. Vegan Buffalo Wings by The Edgy Veg

It’s a basic, however this recipe doesn’t contain cauliflower. These decadently meaty sizzling wings are made with seitan then battered and deep-fried for the final word buffalo wing expertise. 

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5. Vegan Buffalo Hen Sandwich by Veggiekins

Buffalo-style meals are typically positioned within the not-so-healthy class, however this handhold proves you may benefit from the style of buffalo with out compromising how you are feeling. This recipe layers baked buffalo cauliflower with lettuce, tomato, and creamy avocado ranch-slathered gluten-free bread. Seems that wholesome compromise is scrumptious.  

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6. Vegan Buffalo Hen Soften by Scorching for Meals

This can be a cheese-pull type of sandwich that should be sliced in half. That gooey vegan mozzarella, thick-cut items of buffalo hen, and toasted baguette should be documented in your socials. It actually is a factor of magnificence. 

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7. Vegan Double-Stuffed Buffalo Ranch Potatoes by I Love Vegan

Deviled eggs don’t have anything on these spiced-up spuds. They appear similar to the eggy appetizer (the recipe makes use of tiny creamer potatoes), however include a lot extra taste because of the mixed-in buffalo sauce and melty vegan cheese. They’re meant to be starters, however they will simply flip right into a meal with a couple of celery and carrot sticks on the facet. 

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8. Spicy Buffalo Chickpea Wraps by Minimalist Baker

We will’t converse for everybody, however in our minds, the phrase “wrap” connotes some unhappy, flavorless lunch we ordered and ate at our desk pre-pandemic. This modern recipe has resparked our curiosity within the wrap. In lieu of a nearly-stale tortilla, a pillowy delicate pita serves because the vessel for a colourful hummus-dressed salad and crunchy-roasted buffalo chickpeas. The wrap has been redeemed. 

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9. Buffalo Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Ranch by The First Mess

Positive, we’re again to the trusty buffalo cauliflower, however as a substitute of serving it with ranch and limp veggie sticks, this blogger makes a severely good salad. Even the vegetable-averse will eat their weight in lettuce if it’s generously topped with tender, charred buffalo cauliflower and a splendidly nutty ranch dressing. 

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10. Buffalo-Fashion Tofu Strips by Decide Up Limes

When you’re accustomed to Veggie Grill, these look similar to that vegan fast-food chain’s buffalo tenders. Whereas the style is equally as satisfying, this recipe is a bit more healthy as there’s no frying concerned. Take pleasure in with the accompanying vegan ranch recipe or stuff them into sandwiches, salads, and sure, even wraps. 

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11. Buffalo Chickpea Jalapeño Poppers by Dora’s Desk

If jalapeño poppers aren’t sizzling sufficient for you, these will do the trick. Every pepper is full of a seasoned chickpea-buffalo mash then coated in breadcrumbs and baked till crispy. Maintain a facet of vegan bitter cream useful should you can’t take the warmth. 

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12. Buffalo Crispy Tender Tacos with Vegan Ranch by Properly Vegan

Due to the usage of a couple of key store-bought elements, these tacos come collectively in lower than half-hour, which is right when the taco craving calls. To make it go even quicker, purchase your personal vegan ranch as a substitute of constructing it. Fill your corn tortilla with buffalo-doused Gardein crispy hen, avocado slices, shredded romaine, pico de gallo, and high all of it off with a heavy pour of ranch. 

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13. Dairy-Free Buffalo Queso by Two Greenback Radio

The parents at this Cleveland, OH café and publishing home had been beneficiant sufficient to share this finger-licking good recipe from their kitchen’s cookbook. It’s extraordinarily versatile and enhances a number of dishes—from conventional nachos to penne pasta. It’s actually liquid gold, with a kick! 

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14. Buffalo Hummus by No Meat Athlete

Contemplating there appears to be each taste of hummus in the marketplace—from pickle to chocolate—it’s no shock buffaloed hummus is a factor. Go the apparent dip route or get extra inventive and dollop these things on pizza, quesadillas, or salads. Buffalo surprisingly goes effectively nearly every little thing—besides perhaps pickles, however who’s to guage?

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15. Baked Buffalo Hen Dip by Veggies Don’t Chew

We fell exhausting when first launched to veganized artichoke spinach dip, however this buffalo hen appetizer makes us weak on the knees with each single sizzling, melty chew. From the tender buffalo cauliflower items to the luxurious buffalo-spiked cheese sauce, this dish has all of it. 

Tanya Flink is a Digital Editor at VegNews in addition to a author and health fanatic residing in Orange County, CA.

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