Okay who doesn’t like pizza? Who doesn’t like spicy buffalo sauce? Okay who doesn’t like Cauliflower? Alright put your hands down. LOL. 🙂 I love cauliflower. So, I was craving something spicy and pizza at the same time. I have heard of Buffalo wing pizza before, I think on television or saw it on a menu once, but buffalo sauce pizza. Hmm… How can we go Vegan or Vegetarian on this one?
I went Gluten Free Vegan on this recipe. It was super simple. Now this recipe maybe spicy or not for you, so go with the level your GUT can take.
I used a pre made Gluten Free Vegan Pizza crust, that I found at Sprouts. This pizza crust is in the section of their pre made meals and cheeses. I can not remember the name, but it is the only Gluten Free Vegan pizza-crust in that section.
Well here is what you will need and maybe a glass of water. Nah… That would not help anyway, according to food scientist, maybe some coconut water?
Buffalo Sauce Cauliflower Pizza with a vegan Ranch Style White Bean Spread
Buffalo Sauce Cauliflower Pizza with a Ranch styled White Bean Spread
1 -2 pre made small pizza crust, drizzled with a little olive oil
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cups cauliflower, chopped into florets ( you may have some left over, but the pizza crust come in a package of two)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 /2 cup Louisiana hot sauce or more.
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
In a large sauce pan. Add the olive oil on medium low heat. Add the cauliflower and sauté until slightly tender, about 2-3 minutes. *NOTE: It will have to bake in the oven and that cooking time will get the cauliflower more tender.
Add the paprika and garlic on to the cauliflower and stir until all of the spices cover the veggies. Lower the heat and add the 1/2 cup of Louisiana hot sauce. Stir the hot sauce into with the veggies, so it will coat the cauliflower completely. Here’s where your taste buds must take over. Give it a taste. See if you need more heat. Add more hot sauce according to your preference. *NOTE: If it’s too spicy, add just a little water at a time to decrease the heat. Keep the heat on, so the water can cook out of the cauliflower, if you decided to add it.
Once the cauliflower is drenched in hot sauce remove it from the heat, set aside.
Vegan Ranch style White Bean Spread
1 can organic white beans
1 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp sea salt to seasoning the beans.
For Vegan Ranch flavoring
2 tbsp almond milk or coconut milk, unsweetened and original flavor
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp dried parsley
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice
1/4 tsp dried dill
Drain and Rinse the beans. Add the olive oil to a sauce pan. Add the beans and sea salt. Cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes. Stirring the beans. Remove from the heat, allow to cool down. Once cooled. Add the beans to your food processor with all the rest of the ingredients, until very smooth. Taste to see if you need more salt or black pepper, you can also use cayenne pepper.
Next, add the bean spread to the lightly oiled pizza crust, spread it out evenly onto the crust. Secondly, add the buffalo sauced cauliflower to the top of the white bean spread. Nestling the cauliflower into the spread. Bake in the oven on 425 for as long as your pizza crust directions has instructed you. I cooked mines for 15 minutes. It is best to buy a pre made crust, because your toppings are already cooked. If your pizza crust is frozen, allow it to thaw out before adding ingredients, so your ingredients do not burn before your crust is done.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and hey get adventurous and add your own twist to it. Try a Tuscan Pizza with veggies and a sundries tomato bean spread.
Set the Table with Love. 🙂