Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with Herbed Avocado Sauce

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This recipe was made by our friend Lindsey Baruch, a Los Angeles based food photographer, recipe developer, food stylist + social media manager. She loves to share her travels, new recipes + restaurants on her Instagram page @lindseyeatsla. Outside of food, Lindsey participates in weekly kundalini yoga and loves going to electronic music concerts which you can find her sharing on her stories along with step by step recipes of what she’s making for dinner.  

Our dairy-free chef extraordinaire, Lindsey Baruch, created a homemade spicy buffalo sauce that's life-changing. This vegan alternative uses hot sauce, vegan butter + a creamy marinade thanks to our Better Half + a vibrant green, herbed avocado sauce. You can either dip the buffalo cauliflower in the sauce like wings, or make DIY tacos!

INGREDIENTS

For the buffalo cauliflower:

  • 1 cup Califia Farms Better Half
  • 2/3 cup hot sauce
  • 3/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chile flakes
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • Lettuce for topping
  • Tortillas of your choice
  • Flour of your choice

For the avocado sauce:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 tsp olive oil

METHOD

Start by making your buffalo sauce by adding hot sauce, vegan butter to a saucepan and melting down. Add cayenne, garlic powder, chile flakes, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. While that’s melting and combining together, take 1 head of cauliflower and tear or cut apart the florets. Marinate in 1 cup almondmilk creamer. Although the creamer has a tad bit of sweetness, it adds a lot of flavor to the buffalo cauliflower! Marinate for 30mins-1hr. 

Slice your lettuce and get your tortillas ready for charring. In the meantime, make your avocado sauce by placing 1 avocado, 1/2 cup parsley, 1/2 cup cilantro, 1 lemon juice, salt, pepper + 4 garlic cloves and mix in a blender until a creamy avocado sauce is formed. Add olive oil + more salt and pepper to taste. Heat a deep pot with vegetable or peanut oil and take out your cauliflower. Set your station up by dredging your almondmilk marinaded cauliflower + placing it in the flour of your choice. Fry until crispy. Set aside to dry on paper towels. Take your fried cauliflower and mix in with the buffalo sauce. Serve alongside with your tortillas, lettuce and the avocado sauce. Eat by itself or make tacos!