Buffalo Cauliflower and Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Cauliflower Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: jfletcher
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 18
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x


These buffalo cauliflower quinoa lettuce wraps are a satisfying vegetarian and vegan friendly lunch or dinner idea.



buffalo cauliflower (for full recipe and tips for how to make it check out this post)

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/41/2 tsp chili powder*
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the buffalo sauce

  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 1 c Frank’s hot sauce**
  • 3 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/41/2 tsp of black pepper*

1 cup of uncooked quinoa

romaine lettuce leaves


Make the buffalo cauliflower

Preheat the oven to 425.

While the oven is preheating, cut the cauliflower into small to medium sized florets, removing the big middle stem. Toss the florets with olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic, garlic powder, chili powder and salt and pepper until evenly coated. Spread the cauliflower out onto a cookie tray lined with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

While the cauliflower bakes, make the buffalo sauce. Heat a small pot over medium low heat. Add the hot sauce, pressed garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper and stir together. Cook for about 5 minutes or until warmed through.

After the cauliflower has cooked for 15 minutes in the oven, remove from the oven and toss with half of the buffalo sauce until evenly coated. Put back in the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle with the extra buffalo sauce.

For the lettuce wraps

While the cauliflower is in the oven, cook the quinoa according to directions on the package.

Remove whole romaine leaves from the head of lettuce.

Build wrap by putting quinoa in the center of the romaine leaf and then layering on buffalo cauliflower. If desired, add other toppings. Enjoy!

  • Category: lunch, dinner, vegetarian, vegan
  • Method: bake, roast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: buffalo cauliflower, buffalo chicken, lettuce wraps