Raw Vegan Popcorn Cauliflower

Raw Vegan Popcorn Cauliflower | Buffalo & BBQ Dipping Sauce

Amanda Nicole Smith Gluten Free, Nut-Free, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Sprouted, Vegan 6 Comments

Crunchy raw vegan popcorn cauliflower made with a simple buckwheat batter; alongside raw vegan buffalo and BBQ dipping sauces.

Sweet, spicy, and crunchy; this may just be the perfect snack or appetizer for parties!
Raw Vegan Popcorn Cauliflower

Buckwheat is one of the best ways to achieve raw vegan crunch, once it’s been soaked or sprouted and then dehydrated. It only takes about 2 hours for the buckwheat to dry, and about 8 hours for the cauliflower to become dry and crunchy.

Cauliflower

However it depends on how big you cut your cauliflower and what temperature you set your dehydrator to. You can try the popcorn cauliflower after 2 hours to see at what dryness you prefer.

Spouted & dehydrated popcorn cauliflower

Generally I’ll start dehydrating at 165 degrees F for about 1-2 hours, or until the water has evaporated. Then I turn it down to 115 degrees F until the crunchiness is to my preference. Don’t worry raw foodies, It will still be raw vegan because the food doesn’t heat up to 165 degrees F that quickly.

Raw Vegan Popcorn Cauliflower

The buffalo sauce is made with an avocado that acts as the butter and fermented cayenne aka hot sauce. All you do is blend it all together with some water, apple cider vinegar, and spices and you have a creamy buffalo dipping sauce.

I used celery seed to add a celery flavor, it pairs so wonderfully with hot buffalo sauce. I was thinking of making a cool celriac sauce, but this sauce is so good I didn’t need it.

Raw Vegan Avocado Buffalo Sauce

The BBQ is made with a base of tomatoes, dates and spices; it is also blended all together, and super simple to make.

Raw Vegan BBQ Sauce

I have more recipes featuring these crunchy vegetables that you’re going to love!! Stay tuned, and let me know what you think down below. 🙂

 

Popcorn Cauliflower
A buckwheat batter slathered on cauliflower and dehydrated until crispy.
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Ingredients
  1. 6 cups cauliflower
  2. 1 1/2 cups buckwheat groats
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon peppercorn
  7. 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
Instructions
  1. Soak the buckwheat groats for 1-2 hours, or until most of the water has been absorbed.
  2. Rinse and drain in a strainer, and either use right away or leave out to let sprout by rinsing and draining every 8 hours or so.
  3. Cut or pull apart the cauliflower into bite sized pieces.
  4. Put the buckwheat water and spices in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  5. Pour the buckwheat batter onto the cauliflower and stir.
  6. Dehydrate on a dehydrator sheet at 165°F for 1-2 hours.
  7. Turn down the heat to 115°F and check for preferred doneness periodically up to 8 hours.
Amanda Nicole Smith http://amandanicolesmith.com/
Raw Vegan BBQ Sauce
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A simple bbq sauce made from whole ingredients.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup water
  2. 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes; soaked
  3. 1/4 cup dates; soaked
  4. 1/2 tbsp onion; fresh
  5. 1/2 garlic clove
  6. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  7. 1 tsp chili powder
  8. 1/2 tsp mustard seed
  9. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  10. 1/4 tsp celery seed
  11. pinch of salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Soak the sun-dried tomatoes until soft. You can use the soak water as the water called for in the recipe.
  2. Soak the dates if they are not soft already.
  3. Add all they ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Notes
  1. I recommend a small blender for such a small portion, if you have one.
Amanda Nicole Smith http://amandanicolesmith.com/
Raw Vegan Avocado Buffalo Sauce
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raw vegan avocado buffalo sauce perfect where buffalo wing sauce is needed.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup water
  2. 1/2 avocado; ripened
  3. 1/2 garlic clove
  4. 1/8 cup fermented cayenne sauce; hot sauce
  5. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  6. 1/4 tsp celery seed
  7. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Blend everything together in a blender.
Notes
  1. Stores up to 4 days in an airtight container.
Amanda Nicole Smith http://amandanicolesmith.com/

Comments 6

  1. Can this be put in a low-temp oven if one doesn’t own a dehydrator? If so, what temp? Same amount of time? Looks delish and I’d love to try it.

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      Hey Trish,

      Yes, you can use an oven. If you are concerned about it being raw, I would set the oven at it’s lowest temperature and keep the door cracked to allow ventilation. Use the convection fan option, if you have it.

      It will probably take 1-2 hours at around 210 degrees F, which I believe is around the standard low.

      If you are not concerned about it being raw and are more concerned about time, I’m sure they could be cooked in the oven at 325 degrees for about 10-20 minutes or so.

      Either way continuously check them until you find your perfect crunchiness.

      I haven’t tried the oven, let me know how it goes! 🙂

      1. Thanks for the quick reply! I love raw so that’s not a problem. I was wanting to mimick your recipe somewhat hopefully with an oven. Definitely going to try it this weekend and I’ll report back to you 🙂

  2. Hello, where can I find the recipe for the Buckwheat Batter for the popcorn cauliflower? I looked for it here under the recipe for Raw Vegan Popcorn Cauliflower, but could not find.

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