Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings with Raw Ranch Dressing Recipe

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.

Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings With Raw Ranch

Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings Recipe

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

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 Dip

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12 thoughts on “Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings with Raw Ranch Dressing”

  1. Made theese!!! theyre absolutely delicious – im not raw so I put hot sauce on tehm after the chickpea coating, but these were soooo good I’d recommend to anyone on the fence

  2. I am trying these tonight but my batter’s way thicker than yours! I just used a magic blender to process, like the one in yours

    1. Bastian Nest and Glow

      Hi Karen, as long as its thick enough to coat it should work out fine but you can add some more water if you want. With natural products they can vary a lot so some adjustments are sometimes needed 🙂

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