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Buffalo cauliflower wing tacos with quick pickled onion

The contrast of spicy, sweet buffalo cauliflower with pickled onion and perfect guacamole in a warm tortilla equals Taco heaven! These are so tasty! We used the airfryer to get our cauliflower wings even crispier but a normal oven will work fine too!


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  • 8 small tortilla or wraps
  • Cauliflower wings;
  • 1 small to medium head of cauliflower – 600g without leaves
  • 100 g White flour
  • 180 ml plant milk
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp chilli powder or ½ tsp if you are sensitive to spice
  • Guac
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 20 g coriander – half as garnish half in guac with
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • pinch pepper.
  • Quick pickled red onion
  • 1 medium red onion – thinly sliced – approx 175g
  • 100 ml vinegar
  • 100 ml water
  • pinch salt
  • 8 Tbsp / xxx g vegan mayo


  • Chop the cauliflower head into bite sized florets removing the tough stalk and only using the florets. Pick the coriander leaves from the stalk.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp of salt, ½ tsp of black pepper and mix well. Add the plant milk and mix well to form a batter. Add the cauliflower florets to the bowl and coat them well and evenly in the batter.
  • Place the cauliflower in an even layer in an airfryer and cook for 15 minutes at high temperature until nicely starting to roast and smell delicious (alternatively bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 25 mins).
  • For the buffalo sauce; Mix 4 tablespoons of oil, 2 tablespoons of water along with 1 tsp of salt along with 2 tsp paprika, 3 tsp garlic powder, 2 tbsp tomato puree, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp of chilli powder or less if you prefer less spicy and mix well. Whisk these together until smooth.
  • Remove the cauliflower from the airfryer into a large bowl.Pour in the buffalo sauce and mix well with a spatula or with your hands ensuring theyre well coated.
  • Place back in the airfryer in an even layer and bake for a further 15 minutes or alternatively bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 25 mins.
  • While the wings are roasting time to prepare all your taco accompaniments.
  • For the Guacamole; cut the avocados in half and remove the stone, scope out the flesh and chop into bite sized pieces. Finely chop the fresh coriander, leaving half aside for garnish . Add the avocado, coriander to a bowl along with a good pinch of salt, a small pinch of black pepper and the juice of the limes. Mash to your desired texture of guacamole, chunky or smooth.
  • Just before serving pop the tortillas into a warm oven (150 C) for 2-3 mins to warm up.
  • To make up your tacos; Per small tortilla, layer of 1 tbsp mayo, 1-2 tbsp guac, approx 3 pieces cauliflower, little pickled onion and chopped coriander. Enjoy!


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