Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Herbed Tahini Dip

The perfect snack for game day (or any day, really)

Tahini is the power ingredient that does it all, from adding nutty flavor to chocolate chip cookies to giving hummus its classic taste. And we're superfans of the one made by Soom Foods, a Philadelphia-based company founded by three sisters who saw a hole in the market for quality tahini—one they've filled with an end product loved by chefs and home cooks alike.

Since you can never have too many cauliflower recipes, they're sharing this game-day-ready dish, where the only thing better than the crunchy florets themselves is the herby tahini dip that goes with them.

Love cauliflower? Here are more ways to cook with the cruciferous champ, plus a step-by-step video for breaking it down.

Recipe adapted from Soom Foods

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites With Herbed Tahini Dip
5 from 46 ratings
Get the recipe for roast Buffalo cauliflower bites with herbed tahini dip from Soom Foods, perfect for all your hosting needs.  
Prep Time
15
minutes
Cook Time
45
minutes
Servings
4
to 6 servings
Total time: 60 minutes
Ingredients
  • For the Herbed Tahini Dip
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup Soom tahini
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup water, plus more to thin, if necessary
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup dill, minced
  • ½ cup parsley, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the Cauliflower
  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets (about 4 cups)
  • ¾ cup brown rice flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or dairy milk)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, ghee or coconut oil
  • ¾ cup hot sauce
  • Minced parsley, for serving
Directions
  1. Make the dip: Put all the dip ingredients into a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth.
  2. Make the cauliflower: Preheat the oven to 425°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, milk, garlic powder and salt. In batches, toss the cauliflower florets into the batter and evenly coat.
  4. Place the coated cauliflower on the baking sheets in a single layer and bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Once it's melted, pour in the hot sauce and stir well. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  7. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and pour half of the hot sauce mixture over it. Flip the florets and pour on the remainder of the sauce.
  8. Bake for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and lightly crisp. Top with parsley and serve with the dip.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 233
Total Fat 13.3 g
Saturated Fat 3.0 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 5.1 mg
Total Carbohydrates 25.7 g
Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
Total Sugars 3.6 g
Sodium 821.1 mg
Protein 5.8 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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