These buffalo cauliflower wraps are the perfect meatless meal. Spicy buffalo baked cauliflower, sharp cheddar cheese, homemade cilantro ranch, and crunchy lettuce come together in a soft flour tortilla to make the most delicious easy wrap.
Why We Love These Wraps
We try to work in a meatless meal at least twice a week. Not buying meat for a couple of meals lowers our weekly grocery bill and decreases the time we spend cooking. Cauliflower is one of my favorite meat replacements because it's so versatile.
These buffalo cauliflower wraps have all the same flavors as a traditional buffalo chicken wrap, but without the chicken. They're fast, easy, inexpensive (we usually have most of the ingredients on hand already), and taste so so good. I always want to go back for seconds.
Key Ingredients and Substitutions
For the wraps:
Cauliflower: The recipe calls for a head of cauliflower, but if you're in a hurry and want to save some time, a bag of pre-cut cauliflower florets works too.
Taco seasoning: Any taco seasoning works well. Sometimes we buy Siete; sometimes we buy whatever cheap store brand the grocery store has. Buy whatever you usually like.
Frank's RedHot Original Hot Sauce: This is our favorite buffalo-style hot sauce (and we like the original better than the buffalo version), but you can use whatever you usually like.
Burrito-sized flour tortillas: We use the biggest flour tortillas our grocery store has. They're easier to stuff than the smaller ones. If you want to use taco-sized or fajita-sized tortillas, feel free—you'll just have to use fewer ingredients in each one.
Shredded cheddar cheese: If you don't like cheddar cheese, you can substitute colby-jack, pepper-jack, or monterey-jack.
Crunchy lettuce: We use iceberg, romaine, or green leaf lettuce.
For the cilantro ranch:
Mayonnaise: We use Chosen Foods avocado oil mayonnaise, but you can use whatever brand is your favorite.
Greek yogurt or sour cream: We always have full-fat plain greek yogurt on hand, so we tend to use it in sauces (instead of sour cream). You can't tell you're eating yogurt, it's a little healthier than sour cream, and we don't have to buy something extra. If you prefer sour cream, go for it.
Cilantro: If you don't like cilantro, you can leave it out or substitute parsley.
Worcestershire sauce: If you're vegetarian, you can substitute soy sauce for a similar vibe or omit it altogether.
See recipe card for full ingredient list and amounts.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 425°F. Add cauliflower to a sheet pan, drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Use your hands to mix until the cauliflower is evenly coated. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
Step 2: While the cauliflower is cooking, make the cilantro ranch. Add mayonnaise, greek yogurt or sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce if you're vegetarian) to a food processor and blend until combined. Set aside.
Step 3: Add Frank's RedHot sauce and butter to a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the butter is melted, a couple of minutes.
Step 4: Once the cauliflower is done, add it to the hot sauce and butter mixture and mix until the cauliflower is coated in the sauce.
Step 5: Compile your wraps. Add lettuce, cheese, cauliflower, and cilantro ranch to the center of a tortilla, then fold in the sides of the tortilla. Then roll the tortilla from the bottom to the top, tucking in the sides as you go.
We fill our buffalo cauliflower wraps with lettuce and cheddar cheese, but here are some other filling ideas:
- Pickled red onions
- Chopped celery
- Diced tomatoes
- Shredded carrots
- Green onions
Frequently asked questions
Big ones! You'll want to stuff your tortillas full of every bit of this buffalo goodness, and little ones just won't cut it. Go for the burrito-sized tortillas.
If you have leftovers, store everything separately in air-tight containers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To reheat, microwave the cauliflower until warm and then compile the wraps as you normally would. The leftovers also make great buffalo cauliflower bowls with rice, avocado, lettuce, cilantro ranch, and cheese.
We love these cauliflower wraps with lettuce and cheddar. For other options, check out our alternative fillings section above.