Super bowl parties tend to be heavy on the meat with wings being the centerpiece of the table. If you’re eating plant-based, there is no reason you can’t make your own version of the classic ‘wings’. Fortunately, there are plenty of veggies, sauces, herbs, and spices you can use to recreate this dish. From cauliflower to tofu, tempeh, and more, you have plenty of options!
Here are 15 delicious, cruelty-free ways you can make vegan wings, courtesy of our Food Monster App!
1. Sweet Chili Habanero Glazed Cauliflower Wings
These Sweet Chili Habanero Glazed Cauliflower Wings by Ashley Hankins are the perfect appetizers for potlucks and parties. The cauliflower florets are battered in an elegant tempeh batter, lightly fried, and then tossed in a tangy, spicy, habanero chili sauce that out of this word. While these are perfect to share with guests – they’re so delicious you may not want to.
2. Sticky Peanut Cauliflower Wings
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Sticky, salty, spiced and totally addictive: Laura Hemmington‘s Sticky Peanut Cauliflower ‘Wings’ might be a side dish, but this is one recipe that will have everyone overlooking the main meal at dinner; and once served, these tempting morsels don’t hang around for long on the table (never mind even making it to a plate).
3. Sweet and Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Jennifer Harmon‘s Buffalo Cauliflower Wings is spicy, but it also has a nice, sweet note, so it’s not all about the heat — especially when you pair it with the cool, creamy ranch dip. The cauliflower florets are soft, but crispy on the outside, and so tasty you’ll want to eat an entire tray by yourself. These would be the perfect appetizer at a barbecue, game day, or any day.
4. Buffalo Tempeh Wings
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Vegan Buffalo Tempeh Wings? Yes please. This recipe by Lisa Le makes tender strips of tempeh are coated in breadcrumbs and a tangy, spicy Buffalo sauce – a perfect appetizer for game day, parties, or anytime you feel like indulging in a “wing” craving!
5. Oil-Free Spicy Buffalo Tofu Wings
These Spicy Buffalo Tofu Wings by Annie Markowitz are so good. As in, you might eat the whole batch in one sitting. But that’s ok – just make two if you want to share. They are super healthy and absolutely delicious. Perfect for most dietary restrictions too! They’re pretty spicy, so substitute some of the hot sauce for water if you are sensitive to spiciness.
6. BBQ Cauliflower Wings
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Praised for its health benefits and versatility, cauliflower is popping up in a ton of special diet communities, from vegan to paleo. The latest trend is cauliflower wings. Most are spicy and buffalo flavored, but if you want something softer, try these BBQ Cauliflower Wings by Danielle Dewar.
7. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings With Cashew Ranch
8. Crispy Agave-Ginger Tofu Wings
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9. Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With Cashew Dipping Sauce
These Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings are the perfect finger food for you and you friends to grub down on and this recipe by Haley Gallerani is especially good. The baked breading provides a tasty, crunchy mouth feel to the cauliflower that is finished with some tangy spice from the sauce. Forget game day, these are for every day.
10. Asian-Inspired Cauliflower Wings
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Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Asian-Inspired Cauliflower Wings effortless, fresh, slightly sweet, slightly spicy, the breading maintains itself even though its only baked, and the sauce is universal and can be used for a variety of dishes!
11. Root Beer BBQ Seitan ‘Wings’
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The sweetness of root beer makes it a perfect ingredient for Steven Seighman‘s Root Beer BBQ Seitan ‘Wings’. Mixed with some spice and heat, these delicious ‘wings’ have the best flavor profile – spicy, smoky, and a bit sweet. You probably have most of these ingredients in your kitchen already. What are you waiting for?
12. Battered Cauliflower Wings
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Victoria Rand and Christopher Bill‘s Battered Cauliflower Wings are a hit, every time. Best thing about cauliflower wings, is that you can coat them in whatever sauce you want, so they can be different all the time. Fun, right? You can use a sweet thai chili sauce, BBQ sauce, some vegan butter, whatever floats your boat! If you don’t have time to make your own sauce, just use a ready-made one. Whatever you do, just be sure you make these bad boys.
13. Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
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Buffalo cauliflower is the beloved vegan take on classic Buffalo wings. However, getting that perfect crunchy crispy texture can be a bit of a challenge. Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings recipe yields the perfect texture of batter and the saucy Buffalo flavor.
14. Buffalo Avocado ‘Wings’
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15. Buffalo Seitan ‘Wings’
Source: Buffalo Seitan ‘Wings’
You can’t have a party without Buffalo wings and these ones are sure to be the star of the show. Made from seitan, Melanie Sorrentino‘s Buffalo Seitan ‘Wings’ are meaty, flavorful, and coated with a crispy batter that’s drenched in spicy Buffalo sauce. Pair with fresh celery and dairy-free blue cheese dip.
We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes. We’re sure they’ll be a hit at your game day party! For more recipes for all occasions, download our Food Monster App where we have over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes.
Lead Image Source: Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With Cashew Dipping Sauce