Buffalo Cauliflower Wing Tacos with Pickled Onions

Buffalo Cauliflower Wing Tacos with Pickled Onions

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"The contrast of spicy, sweet buffalo cauliflower with pickled onion and perfect guacamole in a warm tortilla equals Taco heaven! I’ve used an air fryer to get them extra crispy but a normal oven works well too."

Difficulty

Easy 👌
25
min.
Preparation
30
min.
Baking
1
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
8
tortillas
1
cauliflower
100 g
flour
180 ml
almond milk
4 tsp
garlic powder
3 tsp
smoked paprika powder
2 tbsp
tomato purée
2 tbsp
apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp
maple syrup
1 tsp
chili powder
2
avocados
2
limes
20 g
cilantro
¾ tsp
salt
pepper
1
red onion
100 ml
distilled white vinegar
100 ml
water
8 tbsp
mayonnaise

Utensils

heatproof bowl, 3 bowls, air fryer

  • Step 1/13

    • 1 red onion
    • heatproof bowl

    Peel and thinly slice the onion and add to a heatproof bowl.

  • Step 2/13

    • 100 ml distilled white vinegar
    • 100 ml water

    In a small saucepan, add the vinegar and water together and a large pinch of salt. Bring to a boil then pour over the sliced onion and leave aside to cool. Make sure the onion is fully covered.

  • Step 3/13

    • 1 cauliflower

    Chop the cauliflower head into bite-sized florets removing the tough stalk and outer leaves and only using the florets.

  • Step 4/13

    • 20 g cilantro

    Pick the coriander / cilantro leaves from the stalk,

  • Step 5/13

    • 100 g flour
    • 180 ml almond milk
    • 4 tsp garlic powder
    • 3 tsp smoked paprika powder
    • bowl

    In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, 1 tsp of paprika (save 2 tsp for later) and season with salt and ground black pepper and mix well. Gradually add the milk and mix well to form a batter. Add the cauliflower florets to the bowl and coat them well and evenly in the batter.

  • Step 6/13

    • air fryer

    Place the cauliflower in an even layer in an air fryer and cook for 15 minutes at a high temperature until nicely starting to roast and smell delicious. If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 C for 25 minutes)

  • Step 7/13

    • 2 tbsp tomato purée
    • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tbsp maple syrup
    • 1 tsp chili powder

    While that’s cooking, make the buffalo sauce. In a clean bowl, mix 4 tbsp of oil, 2 tbsp of water along with 1 tsp of salt along with the remaining 2 tsp of paprika, garlic powder, tomato purée, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and chilli powder (add a little more or less depending on how spicy you like it). Whisk these together until smooth.

  • Step 8/13

    • bowl

    Remove the cauliflower from the air fryer (or oven) into a large clean bowl. Pour in the buffalo sauce and mix well with a spatula or with your clean hands ensuring they’re well coated.

  • Step 9/13

    Place them back in the air fryer (or oven) and bake for a further 15 minutes or alternatively bake in a preheated oven at 200 C for another 20 minutes.

  • Step 10/13

    While the wings are roasting, prepare your taco accompaniments.

  • Step 11/13

    • 2 avocados
    • 2 limes
    • ¾ tsp almond milk
    • pepper
    • bowl

    Cut the avocados in half and remove the stone. Scoop out the flesh and chop into bite-sized pieces. Finely chop the coriander, leaving half aside for garnish. Add the avocado to a bowl along with a good pinch of salt, a small pinch of ground black pepper and the juice of the limes. Mash to your desired texture of guacamole, chunky or smooth.

  • Step 12/13

    • 8 tortillas

    Just before serving, pop the tortillas into a warm oven (or one top of the cauliflower in the air-fryer) for 2-3 minutes to warm through

  • Step 13/13

    • 8 tbsp mayonnaise

    To make up your tacos, for each tortilla, add a layer of mayo, 1-2 tbsp of guacamole, approximately 3 pieces of cauliflower, a little picked onion and the chopped coriander. Enjoy!

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