These vegan buffalo cauliflower tacos with ranch slaw are BOMB. Crispy, breaded cauliflower. Tangy ranch. Frank’s hot sauce. Be still my HEART.

buffalo cauliflower tacos with ranch slaw

Ya’ll know I love my buffalo cauliflower. I’ve made buffalo cauliflower wings, buffalo cauliflower wing dip, and now here we are with buffalo cauliflower tacos. And I can’t promise that I’m done here. You see, it’s playoffs season, which means the Super Bowl is right around the corner, and I gotta make sure I’ve got game day eats lined up.

cauliflower pieces in bowl with hot sauce

The Buffalo Bills sadly didn’t make it very far in the playoffs this year so I gotta represent Buffalo somehow! This recipe is my new fave. We’ve eaten it several times over the past couple months, making little tweaks along the way. And now, I must say, it’s BOMB. Crispy cauliflower doused in hot sauce, creamy, tangy slaw, rich and satisfying avocado, what more could you ask for?! 

ranch slaw mixed in bowl

How to Make Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

I mean it’s pretty easy. You just make a quick batter for the cauliflower, take them for a quick dip before placing them on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Cover in hot sauce. Bake for another 10. Poof! Cauliflower is ready for action. Whisk together a quick vegan ranch with a handful of ingredients. Toss it with some bagged slaw to save time. And then you’re ready to assemble your tacos! Talk about a quick and easy weeknight meal! 

buffalo cauliflower tacos with ranch slaw

These tacos are calling your name if you’re looking for:

  • a dish with some heat
  • plant-based dinner
  • vegan/vegetarian recipe that doesn’t feel like a sacrifice
  • easy dinner that takes about 30 minutes to make
  • gluten-free friendly meal
  • saucy, saucy, saucy
  • a meal that packs in veggies
  • lots of textures and flavors
  • satisfying and satiating
  • sustainable eats

buffalo cauliflower tacos with ranch slaw

Make these babies for your Super Bowl party (maybe part of a taco bar?!) or for a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner. 

buffalo cauliflower tacos with ranch slaw

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buffalo cauliflower tacos with ranch slaw

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

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These vegan buffalo cauliflower tacos with ranch slaw are BOMB. Crispy, breaded cauliflower. Tangy ranch. Frank’s hot sauce. Be still my HEART. 



For the tacos:

  • 1 head cauliflower or 16 ounces florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces (45 cups)
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup Frank’s hot sauce
  • 12 ounces shredded cabbage or slaw mix
  • Avocado, sliced
  • 810 corn tortillas, warmed
  • Cilantro, for garnish

For the vegan ranch:

  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


For the tacos:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, garlic powder and almond milk, until batter forms. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter, shaking off any excess before placing it onto baking sheet.
  4. Bake cauliflower at 450 degrees F until cauliflower is slightly browned, about 15-20 minutes, flipping over half way through.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, add baked cauliflower and hot sauce and toss to coat. Place cauliflower back onto baking sheet and bake until cauliflower is crispy, about 5-10 minutes.
  6. To assemble tacos, add ranch slaw, avocado and buffalo cauliflower. Top with cilantro, ranch dressing and Frank’s hot sauce.

For the vegan ranch:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together until smooth and creamy. Pour half of ranch over slaw and toss slaw until coated. Reserve the other half of the dressing to top tacos with.


  • To make this vegetarian, simply use regular mayo and cow’s milk where vegan mayo and almond milk are called for.
  • Recipe is gluten-free friendly. If you don’t need a gluten-free recipe, feel free to use all-purpose flour instead of gluten-free flour and flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: tacos, buffalo, cauliflower, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, ranch, slaw

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