Is Buffalo Sauce Vegan | Vegan Buffalo Sauce Recipe
Wondering if you can still enjoy the deliciousness of buffalo sauce while living a vegan lifestyle?
The answer is yes! Buffalo sauce is just as versatile and delicious as plant-based foods, so you will be able to find a way to add it to your plate without sacrificing your vegan lifestyle.
Buffalo cauliflower is a great place to start. It’s one of those dishes that can help show non-vegans just how delicious meatless meals can be, and luckily, it’s super simple to make with just a little bit of buffalo sauce and some steamed cauliflower florets.
You could also add some buffalo sauce to your guacamole for an extra kick or make your buffalo macaroni salad! There are so many ways you can incorporate buffalo sauce into your diet—you have to get creative!
What Is Buffalo Sauce?
People often get confused with buffalo sauce and hot sauce. Hot sauce is a blend of cayenne pepper, vinegar and salt. On the other hand buffalo sauce is made more smoother than regular hot sauce by using ingredients like butter. Buffalo sauce is commonly used as dipping sauce or condiment.
Is Buffalo Sauce Vegan?
You may have been stuck on the thought of does buffalo sauce has dairy-based ingredients? Or Is buffalo sauce completely vegan? The short answer is: no.
The longer answer is: it depends on how you’re making it. If you’re using a vegan version of Worcestershire sauce or ketchup, you’ll be able to make completely vegan buffalo sauce. However, if you’re using a regular Worcestershire sauce or ketchup, then no—it won’t be vegan.
Ingredients Of Buffalo Sauce
- Hot pepper sauce
- Cold vegan butter or refined or deodorized coconut oil
- White vinegar
- Vegan Worcestershire sauce
- Cayenne pepper
- Garlic powder
How To Make Buffalo Sauce Vegan
It’s no secret that buffalo sauce is a staple of vegan cooking. It’s got all the good stuff—the tang, the spice, and the savoriness—that you need to make any meal taste delicious. But did you know that buffalo sauce can be made vegan? Just swap out the butter for cooking oil, and you’re good to go!
Vegan Buffalo Sauce Recipe
- 1 cup hot sauce (Frank's RedHot or Tabasco)
- 1/4 cup vegan butter or oil
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1 tsp vegan worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp paprika (smoked paprika if you want it spicy)
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- You start with a base of vegan butter, add in some oil, then add your seasonings and stir until they're well combined. Then you let the mixture sit overnight.
- When you wake up the next day, add in more water or vegetable broth (it depends on how thick you like your sauce) and stir again until smooth.
- Then cook it down over low heat until it's reduced by half its original volume (about 30 minutes).
- Once your sauce is ready, toss it in with some vegan chicken wings or tofu nuggets—or whatever else you can think of! Try adding some hot sauce or pineapple juice if you want something different from what you get at restaurants (or keep it simple).
Vegan buffalo wing sauce is perfect for anyone who wants to eat healthier without sacrificing taste. It’s also great when paired with our vegan hot wing recipe!
If you’ve never made your buffalo sauce before, this is a great place to start! I love using it as a dip or drizzling it over my favorite seitan wings. But really, the possibilities are endless—you can even use it as a marinade for grilled tofu or vegetables if you want to mix things up!. So what are you waiting for? Get your ingredients together, and let’s get cooking!