This recipe for Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings is one of the best vegetarian wings out there --Imagine crispy cauliflower florets coated in a sweet and tangy glaze infused with the zingy freshness of lemon and the bold kick of pepper. A true flavor explosion + crowd pleaser that will leave you wanting more! Whether you're hosting a game day or simply looking for a delicious veggie side dish or snack, this vegetarian side will steal the show. Vegan + Gluten-free Option.
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It's no secret that I love wings of all varieties. Y'all know I have so many chicken wing recipes, like these Baked Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings. But sometimes, you just want something a little lighter to snack on or want to be more inclusive to your vegetarian/vegan friends. That's why I took my favorite lemon pepper seasoning to make crispy + dunkable cauliflower wings. These two-bite snacks have all the flavor and crunch of popcorn chicken, but they happen to be vegetarian.
So if you are looking for an easy-to-make vegetarian-friendly appetizer that's sure to be a hit at your next get-together or game-day party-- These Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings are a perfect choice! They're a great crowd-pleasing snack irresistible to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Throw together and dip away with your favorite seasonings and sauces. FYI they go amazing with this spicy Dairy-free Creamy Chipotle Sauce or with this tangy Creamy Lemon Garlic Dressing
And the best part? This recipe is versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, from nourishing power bowls to pizzas. You'll love these vegetarian wings; you will love these Sticky Coca-Cola Cauliflower Wings, Crispy Baked Orange Cauliflower Bites, and Everything Bagel Cauliflower Bites.
Ah, cauliflower wings! They're like little bites of veggie heaven, a twist on the classic chicken wings. Instead of using chicken, these delightful creations feature cauliflower as the star of the show. The cauliflower florets are transformed into crispy, flavorful bites that are sure to satisfy your cravings. Whether you coat them in tangy sauces, zesty spices, or even barbecue goodness, cauliflower wings are a fantastic vegetarian/vegan alternative. The perfect vegetarian side if you ask me!
You don't need many ingredients to make these vegetarian wings. In fact, the hands-on part of this recipe can be finished in 20 minutes or less. Then you'll have a hot-and-ready app to serve up fresh out of the oven.
Here's what you need to make these cauliflower bites:
To get the crispiest baked cauliflower, you want an even coating of bread crumbs. here's how to do it:
Get your cauliflower wings perfectly crispy every time with these easy tips-
With these simple tricks, you'll be enjoying perfectly crispy cauliflower wings in no time!
Let's get one thing straight-- Cauliflower wings are not trying to be chicken wings. If you come across a recipe claiming they taste exactly the same, it's time to run the other way. Cauliflower wings won't fool anyone into thinking they're chicken wings--It has its own unique flavor and texture, and that's what makes these Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings so special.
These cauliflower wings are delicious in their own right, no need for comparisons. They stand tall as a fantastic plant-based option-- perfect any time you're craving something tasty!
When it comes to serving these cauliflower wings, the possibilities are endless! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Appetizer Platter: Arrange your cauliflower bites on a platter alongside some dipping sauces like Ranch + Creamy Honey Mustard. It's the perfect finger food for gatherings or parties.
Tacos or Wraps: Stuff some cauliflower bites into warm tortillas or wraps along with your favorite veggies, sauces, and toppings. It's a fantastic way to create a satisfying and plant-based meal.
Buddha Bowl: Build a nourishing Buddha bowl like this Healthy Pesto Buddha Bowl by combining cauliflower bites with grains, leafy greens, roasted vegetables, and a flavorful dressing. It's a wholesome and balanced meal in a bowl.
Remember, you can always get creative and experiment with different serving ideas. So, go ahead and enjoy these delectable bites in whichever way tickles your taste buds!
To make your own breadcrumbs, simply grind 1-2 cups of cubed bread into a food processor until finely chopped. Place crumbs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread out evenly. Bake for 5-6 minutes in the oven set at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally. Once brown + crisp, remove from oven and let cool. Continue the recipe steps and store the remaining breadcrumbs in a tightly sealed container.
Cauliflower is a nutrient-rich vegetable that offers tonnes of health benefits which is one of the reasons I LOVE creating recipes with it!
Incorporating cauliflower into your diet is a great way to boost your nutrient intake and promote overall health and well-being, and what better way than in a crispy bite-sized snack?
These bites will be their crispiest when they're fresh out of the oven. However, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. To re-crisp them, pop them into a hot oven for 10 minutes or until crispy.
Yes. All you need to do is replace the butter with vegan butter, and voila, you have a delicious vegan + vegetarian side dish!
My gluten-sensitive friends, don't worry. I've got you! You can either buy gluten-free breadcrumbs or make your own gluten-free breadcrumbs with your fav GF bread of choice! It's that easy. Then you've got yourself a fully gluten-free & vegetarian side dish to suit everyone's dietary needs!
Absolutely! Simply do all steps the same and cook them in your air-fryer for the amount of time needed (somewhere between 10-15 minutes, I believe).
As you know, this recipe is for baked wings, and honestly, they’re just as crispy as using them in the air- fryer, so the choice is yours! Remember to still space them out so they don't stick to each other.
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Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Bites