Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings with Raw Ranch Dressing Recipe

Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings Recipe

Vegan cauliflower wings that are gluten free unlike most other recipes and high in protein. With a ranch dressing that is dairy free and raw made from cashew nuts.

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

In the cauliflower wings recipe the oil is optional as I tend to try to limit cooked oil but once in a while is fine. They are a bit dry without the oil but the raw ranch dressing more than makes up for this.

The cashew ranch dressing is great for any salads and is perfect to cool these spicy wings.

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I first started to use chick pea flour to make vegan wings, 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 cooked chickpeas. I try to make all of my healthy plant-based recipes with ingredients that people know.

vegan wings gluten free recipe with raw dip

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

The raw ranch dressing can be made with sunflower seeds if you prefer. It won’t be quite as smooth and white but still tastes great! If you’re making a sunflower ranch dressing it’s best to soak the sunflower seeds overnight to aid absorption. Soaking cashew nuts is not required.

Cauliflower Wings that are vegan, gluten free and healthy. Cauliflower is coated in a chickpea batter then roasted to perfection before being covered in a spicy coating. Served with a raw cashew ranch dip. #vegan #veganrecipe #glutenfree

One of the most common complaints I get about my vegan wings recipe is the name. I know many don’t like the idea of vegan and wings together. However this type of recipe is known and needs to be called something that people know and can find.

There’s lots of vegan wings recipes but I created this one to be different as its gluten free and made from high protein chickpeas in place of flour or breadcrumbs.

Yield: 4 side servings

Cauliflower Wings - Gluten Free

Gluten Free Cauliflower Wings Recipe

Vegan cauliflower wings that are gluten free unlike most other recipes and high in protein. With a ranch dressing that is dairy free and raw made from cashew nuts.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 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


  • 1 tsp dried Chillies or cayenne pepper, less for milder
  • 6-8 pitted Dates
  • 3 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil (optional)
  • pinch of Salt and Pepper


  • 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


  1. Pre heat the oven to 450 F / 230 C.
  2. Put all of the chickpea 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 chickpea 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 the chickpea wings 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 gluten-free chickpea wings immediately or store in the fridge where they will last a few days. The cauliflower wings are best eaten warm.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 406Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 0mgSodium 304mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 7gSugar 14gProtein 11g

If you like this recipe check out my Cauliflower burger. It’s basically the same recipe but made into a loaded burger patty with avocado and veggies!

Chickpea Cauliflower Spicy Burger | Gluten-free & Vegan


16 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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