Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Hot Sauce

Classic buffalo wings are super acidic as they’re fried in soybean oil, and the hot sauce is loaded with chemicals and sugar. However, as you know, I am all about smart swaps and additions because I never want you to live a life of deprivation. 

Therefore, I created my own version of this timeless game-day snack. My healthy swap satisfies your sports-watching soul and is made with an alkaline hot sauce that you’ll want to use on everything.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

Cauliflower Bites

  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan pink, or Redmond Real Salt), or to taste
  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into small florets

Hot Sauce

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • Pinch of sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan pink, or Redmond Real Salt)
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the avocado oil, garlic powder, and sea salt.
  3. Toss the cauliflower florets in the mixture, thoroughly coating all the pieces.
  4. Place the cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. While the cauliflower bakes, stir together all the sauce ingredients in a separate bowl, adding black pepper to taste.
  6. You can either toss the cauliflower florets in the hot sauce mixture and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes until slightly browned or place the hot sauce on already-baked cauliflower bites and serve.

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Now, you can enjoy “guilty pleasure” snacks and meals—AND feel amazing afterward!

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