Buffalo sauce goes on everything, right?
Lately I have been obsessed with buffalo sauce. Creamy buffalo dip, buffalo cauliflower wings, buffalo on my avocado toast, buffalo cauliflower wings, buffalo on my broccoli, more buffalo cauliflower wings. You see a theme.
I figured I would share my uber-easy rendition of a creamy buffalo sauce that I will follow up with a buffalo wing recipe.
This buffalo sauce takes 10 seconds to make and tastes like a DREAM. I read in another vegan blog somewhere how they felt making creamy vegan things is even easier than with dairy because everything is just put in a blender. And to whoever that person that I can't remember is: you nailed it.
From left to right: Sea Salt, raw pealed almonds, nutritional yeast, dijon mustard, Frank's RedHot wing sauce.
Now, I will be the first to admit that Franks' RedHot wing sauce is not something that I'm over here thinking is some health food, but DOES omit hydrogenated oil so... win? It just tastes really. really. good. Life needs some middle ground.
This sauce is so easy and the only thing you need to decide is how thick you want the sauce. The thicker the sauce the more almonds or cashews.
I used the following proportions for a creaming sauce that was more on the thin side to coat my cauliflower.
1/4 cup raw almond slivers (could easily be replaced with raw cashews)
3 Tbs nutritional yeast
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup RedHot sauce
5 tbs water
*Note I did end up putting 1 tsp of tapioca starch in to thicken it up a little without adding more almonds
Step one: If you have a blender or food processor that is good but not great, soak the almonds in water for a few hours and drain.
Step two (or step one if you have a bad-ass blender): Put all things into the blender and blend on high for about 45 seconds to a minute. I have a Vitamix and it laughs at this job.
The result is a creamy, DELICIOUS sauce that can go on everything your heart desires.
Note: Nuts, almonds or cashews are great, whole fats. They are also still loaded with calories. Almonds are 130 per quarter cup vs cashews at 180. If you don't care about calories, do what you will. If you want to save a little here and there, go almonds. During the Christmas season when I was playing the, "Calories? What are calories? I'm sure my pants will always fit," game, I made this with like a cup of cashews at a time, put it on everything, ate till midnight every night and was happy until my scale moved... a good five pounds over the course of the month.
The resulting mixture is creamy, spicy, and soooo delicious.
There you have it! My super quick, insanely versatile buffalo sauce/dip if thicker/all around yummy food.
Nutrition facts for this serving:
175 calories; 12 grams of fat; 3 grams of fiber; 5 grams of protein; 6 grams of carbohydrates