Sweet + Spicy Orange Pepper Cauliflower Wings

This crispy vegan cauliflower wing recipe is outside of the box! A delicious balance of sweet and spicy, with a huge citrus pop. The Badia Orange Pepper seasoning is the focal ingredient, and was completely new to me when I came across it earlier this year. I’ve used it to make a few dishes, and something just inspired me to try wings, and I’m so glad I did! Try this meatless appetizer treat in place of traditional chicken wings. LW you enjoy it!


  • 1 medium to large cauliflower head

  • 4 to 5 cups of flour

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Badia Orange Pepper Seasoning

  • 4 to 6 cups of water (for batter)

  • Frying oil (avacado, grapeseed, sunflower)

  • Dried parsley for garnish


  • Add enough oil to a pan to be able to submerge the bites fully. and heat oil to bring to 350 degrees (medium high heat).
  • Chop up your cauliflower head to mimic your chicken wings and rinse them well.
  • Set aside and allow them to dry or pat them dry using a clean kitchen towel.
  • In a large bowl add your flour and seasonings and whisk together.
  • Add water to your flour and make into a batter. Batter shouldn’t be thin, it should be thick enough to coat your cauliflower bites.
  • Add a few pieces of your cauliflower to the batter and coat really well. Add a few pieces at a time to the hot oil. Cook five to seven minutes or until golden brown and tender inside. Bites will begin to rise to the top of the oil once done, but allow them to slightly brown before removing from oil.
  • After removing bites from oil, set them aside and begin on your sauce (see ingredients and directions for sauce below).
  • Once sauce is cooled, add your cauliflower bites to a large bowl and drizzle your sauce over them, as you toss simultaneously in the bowl until fully covered.
  • Remove bites from the bowl onto your serving dish and top with dried parsley or garnish of your choice.
  • You can drizzle more honey on top after you’ve tossed them with your sauce, or add more to your sauce. Enjoy!

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup of Badia Orange Pepper Seasoning

  • 1/2 Stick of Butter

  • 1 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper (optional or more to your preference)

  • 1/2 to 1 Cup of Honey

Sauce Directions

  • In separate small pot, add the sauce ingredients and allow them to heat on low to medium heat.
  • After heated, set aside to cool.

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If you need to pick up the Badia Orange Pepper seasoning, do so on Amazon here:

Badia Orange Pepper Seasoning

You can also find at your local International Market, but some folks have mentioned difficulty finding it.

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