Cauliflower Hot Wings

  • 20MINS
  • 30MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 154KCAL

These slimming friendly Cauliflower Hot Wings are a crowd-pleasing veggie snack! Crunchy, with a spicy kick, our recipe includes a cooling dairy free yoghurt dip.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories154
  • Carbs27g
  • Protein5.9g
  • Fat2.2g
  • Saturates0.6g
  • Sugars11g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Whether you’re vegan or just trying to eat less meat, these Cauliflower Hot Wings are a great veggie snack when you get peckish!

They take a little bit of effort to make but they’re worth putting the time in – they turn out crunchy and crispy, with just the right amount of spice. 

Our recipe includes a cooling dairy free yoghurt dip, made with just a hint of Sriracha. Serve this as a delicious, light starter, part of a buffet or as a tasty evening snack. 

At just 154 calories per portion, they’re perfect if you’re following a popular diet plan like Weight Watchers. 

We’ve used dairy free milk and yoghurt alternatives to keep this recipe vegan, but you can switch them out for dairy if you prefer. 

You can also make this recipe in the air fryer if you have one. 

What diets is this Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe suitable for?

This Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe is vegan, and suitable for anyone on a dairy free diet. 

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap the following ingredients for gluten free alternatives:

  • Self raising flour
  • Panko breadcrumbs

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green you need to count 4 Points per portion of this Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue you need to count 3 Points per portion of this Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple you need to count 3 Points per portion of this Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Cauliflower Hot Wings?

You don’t need anything special to make these Cauliflower Hot Wings. Everything you need can be picked up in your usual supermarket.

How many calories are in these Cauliflower Hot Wings?

There are 154 calories per portion in this Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ºC and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine the smoked paprika, chilli powder, onion granules, garlic granules, cumin and mustard powder. Add the flour, salt and pepper and pour in the coconut milk alternative. Whisk until smooth and combined.

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Step 3

Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter allowing any excess to drip off. Lay onto the lined baking tray. Pop into the oven for 10 minutes.

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Step 4

After 10 minutes, spray the cauliflower with low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle over the panko breadcrumbs. Cook for another 10 minutes.

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Step 5

In a small bowl, combine the hot sauce ingredients. When the cauliflower has cooked, dip the florets into the hot sauce and move around to coat. Place the florets back onto the baking tray, coating in any loose panko breadcrumbs on the tray. Cook for another 10 minutes.

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Step 6

While the cauliflower finishes cooking, make the dip. Mix the yoghurt and Sriracha together. Serve the cauliflower wings with the dip.

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What could I serve with these Cauliflower Hot Wings?

This Cauliflower Hot Wings recipe includes a delicious Sriracha and dairy free yoghurt dip. You can enjoy this dish on its own as a light snack, or add it on the side of any of these dishes:

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How do you know when Cauliflower Hot Wings are cooked?

The Cauliflower Hot Wings are cooked when they are golden brown and crunchy. This should take about 30 minutes in the oven. 

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Cauliflower Hot Wings in the fridge?

These Cauliflower Hot Wings are best served and enjoyed immediately. Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours.

You can store any leftover Cauliflower Hot Wings in the fridge for up to 2 days. Make sure that you allow them to cool before putting them into an airtight container. 

Can I freeze Cauliflower Hot Wings?

Because this recipe is made with fresh veggies, we don’t recommend that you freeze it. This dish tastes best when it’s freshly made as it could go soggy if frozen and reheated. 

How do I reheat Cauliflower Hot Wings?

These Cauliflower Hot Wings can be reheated from chilled. Simply pop them onto an oven tray and reheat in the oven until they are piping hot and crispy. 

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Cauliflower Hot Wings

These slimming friendly Cauliflower Hot Wings are a crowd-pleasing veggie snack! Crunchy, with a spicy kick, our recipe includes a cooling dairy free yoghurt dip.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 154
  • Carbs 27G
  • WW Points:
  • Updating soon

Ingredients

For the cauliflower

  • 400 g cauliflower cut into bitesize florets
  • 100 ml dairy free coconut milk alternative
  • 50 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion granules
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 10 g panko breadcrumbs
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the hot sauce

  • 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

For the dip

  • 4 tbsp dairy free yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce

Mixing bowl

small bowl

Baking tray

greaseproof paper

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the smoked paprika, chilli powder, onion granules, garlic granules, cumin and mustard powder. Add the flour, salt and pepper and pour in the coconut milk alternative. Whisk until smooth and combined.
  3. Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter allowing any excess to drip off. Lay onto the lined baking tray. Pop into the oven for 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, spray the cauliflower with low calorie cooking spray and sprinkle over the panko breadcrumbs. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the hot sauce ingredients. When the cauliflower has cooked, dip the florets into the hot sauce and move around to coat. Place the florets back onto the baking tray, coating in any loose panko breadcrumbs on the tray. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  6. While the cauliflower finishes cooking, make the dip. Mix the yoghurt and Sriracha together. Serve the cauliflower wings with the dip.

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