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Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings with Raw Ranch Dressing

Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings Recipe

These cauliflower wings are gluten free unlike most other recipes and the ranch dressing is dairy free and raw. This may take over an hour to do, but most of this time is the oven doing all the work. A perfect starter for 4 people, or 2 very hungry people.

I first started to use chick pea flower, but then after the low popularity of my mung bean brownies (who would have thought mung beans aren’t that well known across the globe!) I perfected this recipe using tinned chickpeas. In the recipe below the oil is optional as I tend to try to limit cooked oil but once in awhile is fine. They are a bit dry without the oil but the raw ranch dressing makes up for this. The ranch dressing is great for any salads and is perfect to cool the spicy wings.

Everything in this recipe is from unprocessed ingredients with no packets or jars in sight. The ingredients list may look quite daunting, in comparison to most of our recipes, but many ingredients are repeated and this recipe is still simple but takes a bit longer than our usual 20 mins.

Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings With Raw Ranch

Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings Recipe

  • Total time: 1h 20m
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Calories: 220 cal

Ingredients

Chickpea batter

  • 1 tin Chickpeas
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 slice Red onion
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • pinch of Salt and pepper
  • water to blend, about 5 tbsp

Chilli batter

  • 1 tsp dried Chillies or cayenne pepper (this is for the hot version, put less if you are more mild)
  • 6-8 pitted Dates
  • 3 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil (optional)
  • pinch of Salt and Pepper

Raw ranch dressing

  • 1 cup / 150g Cashew nuts
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • handful of Chives, chopped
  • handful of Basil leaves, chopped
  • pinch of Salt and pepper
  • water to blend, about 5 tbsp

How to make

  1. Pre heat the oven to 450 F / 230 C.
  2. Put all of the chick pea batter ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth. You may need to add more water.
  3. Chop one medium cauliflower into bite size florets.
  4. Dip all of the cauliflower florets into the chick pea batter and coat. Shake off the excess and place on a non stick sheet and bake for 30 mins until golden. Toss halfway through.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the chill batter to coat the once baked florets again and bake. Again take out of the oven after about 30 mins once they are golden.
  6. To make the ranch dressing blend everything apart from the basil and chives until smooth. Then stir in the chopped herbs and pour into a dipping bowl.
  7. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge where they will last a few days. The cauliflower wings are best eaten warm.

Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings Video Recipe

Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings With Raw Ranch Dip

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Bastian Nest and Glow

I'm a former office worker that quit long days in London to move to the countryside and share natural recipes and lifestyle tips.

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