Vegan Buffalo Dip
This vegan buffalo dip is a delicious twist on regular buffalo chicken dip. It is meat and dairy-free and made with roasted buffalo cauliflower. It is simple to make, taking a total of one hour to prep and make, and uses easy-to-find ingredients! This spicy and creamy dip is the perfect addition to any occasion.
- 1 large cauliflower head (approx. 6 cups)
- 8 oz vegan cream cheese
- 1 cup vegan cheddar
- ¼ cup vegan mayo
- 2 tbsp chives minced (plus more for garnish)
- 3 tsp hot sauce
- 1 cup buffalo sauce
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
Cut your cauliflower into small, bite size pieces (approx, the size of half of a strawberry). The smaller the better, as you do not want to have large chunks in your dip.
Place the cauliflower on a non-stick baking tray. Make sure to spread it out and not crowd the cauliflower. You may need to do this with two baking sheets. Drizzle the cauliflower with oil and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft and charred.
While it is cooking, mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Once the cauliflower is done cooking, place it in the bowl and toss in the sauce mixture. (Do not turn off oven!)
Pour the buffalo cauliflower into a casserole dish. Optional to sprinkle extra cheddar cheese and chives on top.
Cook for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and the mixture is bubbling. If you would like your cheese to be charred and melted more, turn on the boiler for 2 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes, then enjoy!
Be sure to cut your cauliflower into small bites. If you do not, the cauliflower will be too large to get onto your chip, nor will it bake well.
Do not crowd your tray when baking the cauliflower. If it is overcrowded, then you will not have crispy, crunchy cauliflower bites.
You can also toss this vegan buffalo dip in some pasta and make an amazing buffalo mac and cheese with it. I do, however, have a buffalo mac and cheese recipe if you prefer that as well.
Thinking of what to pair this dip with?
Well, I recommend tortilla chips of course. However, this dip is also incredible with celery, carrots, pita chips, and just about anything! No judgment for eating it with a spoon out of the bowl.
Be sure your buffalo sauce is vegan! Many vegan buffalo sauces have non-vegan butter in them. A popular vegan buffalo sauce is The New Primal. Frank’s is also vegan.
If you prefer to make your own, see my buffalo sauce here.
Your cheese may not melt. Not all vegan cheese melts, and that is OK. In my experience, Vevan and Myokos work the best for melting purposes.
If you do want it to melt a little more, you can put the broiler on for 1-2 minutes. Just watch it carefully, as it will burn.
Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 5gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 1694mgPotassium: 292mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg