I’m just going to go ahead and jump in here with THIS DIP WILL BLOW YOUR MIND. Sorry, I’m yelling. But it is yell worthy. I may be a bit buffalo sauce obsessed, and a bit creamy sauce obsessed, so this buffalo cauliflower dip is kinda my idea of heaven. I challenge you to make it for your next party and see if anyone has any idea there is no dairy. This dip will stand up next to all it’s cream cheese based counterparts!
Part of the goodness in this buffalo cauliflower dip comes from the twice baked cauliflower. Baking the cauliflower before you bake it in the dip, not only helps remove some of the moisture so that the dip isn’t watery, but it also gives an amazing flavor to the cauliflower itself. Let’s be real, on its own this veggie isn’t exactly what one would call…tasty. It relies on how you prepare it and when you bake it in straight up buffalo sauce, it is insanely delicious. Then add in more buffalo flavor infused in creamy goodness and the end result is a dip that makes you lose all self control. There is a chance I had my face inside the bowl licking every last crevice. It wasn’t my proudest moment, especially when the one year old asked what I was doing.
The creamy base that makes this appetizer (or snack/dinner/breakfast/anything really) go from amazing to holy moly mind blowing incredible, is achieved from a combination of ingredients. Each one contributes equally and all are necessary to reach ultimate buffalo dip heaven.
How to get your cream level in vegan buffalo cauliflower dip to reach ultimate depths:
Potato- gives us this gooey creamy base that all dips need for ultimate texture.
Cashews- the star of most vegan cream sauces for a reason. These amazing nuts give a dairy tasting base like no other.
White beans- these protein packed powerhouses help contribute to the creamy nature of this dip with also cutting a lot of the fat that extra nuts would give.
Silk cashew milk- my go to non dairy milk of choice for the amazing creamy texture and flavor it contributes to everything it is in.
The best part about this buffalo cauliflower dip is that it can stand up to any dairy based equivalent. My love for creating non dairy alternatives for popular dairy based dishes is strong! Showing that they can taste just as good, and even better, is always my goal. Which is why I love Silk brand products so much and why I continue to be a Silk brand ambassador. Their goal of helping people choose their products wisely, but yet choose what’s delicious, is exactly what I do with Veggies Don’t Bite. You don’t need to compromise and this dip shows you just that! It sure #TastesLikeBetter to me! If you want to get more info about this great brand, make sure to sign up for their newsletter.
Baked Protein Packed Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
Sophia DeSantis | Veggies Dont Bite
Yields an 8 x 8 pan
Hot ultra creamy buffalo cauliflower dip that is going to blow your mind! No dairy used and no animals harmed, but still full of protein and super healthy!
- 1 medium sized head cauliflower
- ½ cup buffalo cayenne pepper hot sauce
- 1 cup cooked potato (about 1 medium potato)
- 1 cup raw cashews (see note)
- ½ cup cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup cashew milk (I use Silk brand , almond would work too)
- ¼ cup veggie broth
- ¼ cup buffalo cayenne pepper hot sauce
- ¼ of a medium onion
- 2 garlic cloves