Need a meat-free vegan take on classic BBQ appetizers and recipes? These spicy BBQ vegan wing recipes are all addictive, hot, and absolutely delicious. From cauliflower to tofu, seitan to soy, there are enough flavors and ingredients on show here to suit everyone.
- Cauliflower Wings
- Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
- Vegan Jerk Chickpea Wings (with Sweet Mango Dip)
- Sticky Sesame Cauliflower
- Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings
- Gluten-Free Cauliflower Hot Wings
- Thai Seitan Buffalo Wings
- Spicy Red Curry Cauliflower Wings
- BBQ Cauliflower Wings
- Beer Battered Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
- Crispy Baked Buffalo Tofu Wings
- Finger Lickin’ Good Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
- Jerk-Style Cauliflower Wings
- Vegan Seitan Buffalo Wings
- Boneless BBQ Buffalo Wings
- Fried Artichoke Hot Wings
- Vegan Korean Cauliflower Wings
- Sriracha-Habanero Vegan Buffalo Wings
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Gorging on wings isn’t just for Super Bowl season. These beauties are good all year round.
These spicy vegan wing recipes are all addictive, hot, and absolutely delicious.
From cauliflower to tofu, seitan to soy, there are enough flavors and ingredients on show here to suit everyone, and are perfect proof that vegan BBQ recipes are just as good as their meat counterparts.
So get involved with the spicy delights on show below, and get your next batch of wings cooking!
Where better to start with meat-free wings than cauliflower? The mild but robust vegetable’s ability to soak up flavor and stand up to high-heat grilling makes it the perfect chicken substitute.
Our grilled BBQ cauliflower wings are soaked in almond milk before being dipped in our batter mix and seared on the backyard grill for the perfect charr. We then coat them in our homemade plant-based BBQ sauce and serve ‘em up hot.
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Visually, these are as close as you can get to chicken, and the taste isn’t far behind either.
They pack beautiful buffalo heat, and while they might be baked in the oven (I reckon I forgive these for not being prepped on the grill), they make for the perfect grill BBQ party appetizer.
Vegan Jerk Chickpea Wings (with Sweet Mango Dip)
Spicy? Check. Sweet? Check. Crispy? Of course.
Covered in jerk sauce and sweet mango dip, these are bursting with flavor.
With some orange juice and agave thrown in too, there’s no expense saved here when it comes to giving you a kick of flavor.
Sticky Sesame Cauliflower
There’s something really addictive about sesame sauce, and these vegan wings show just why.
Battered then baked, before being drowned in a spicy sesame sauce these make for the ultimate finger food.
Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Wings
I don’t know what it is about lemon, but it matches spice so well. When done right, it cuts right through without ever feeling like it’s overwhelming whatever it is you’re cooking.
So I’m really excited that there’s a cauliflower wing recipe carrying a heavy dose of lemon with it.
Gluten-Free Cauliflower Hot Wings
For something with a bit more tang, these wings are cooked in garlic, paprika, and BBQ sauce, before being finished with panko breadcrumbs.
Spice, tang, and bite. What’s not to love?
Thai Seitan Buffalo Wings
Hail seitan. The versatile protein source is so versatile that it almost feels criminal that I haven’t feature it before, but it just had to be on this list.
These buffalo sings use seitan as its main ingredients before submerging it in a beautiful Thai spicy buffalo and pepper sauce.
Spicy Red Curry Cauliflower Wings
And if Thai spices have got your taste buds going, then how about this red curry take on the dish?
Coated in chickpea flour and served with chimichurri sauce, there’s plenty to enjoy here for people who like their appetizers or sides with a bit of a kick.
Heck, there’s even some maple syrup thrown into the mix.
BBQ Cauliflower Wings
Coated in a batter and spices before then being dipped in panko breadcrums, these baked vegan wings are all abou the BBQ sauce.
If you like to coat everything in as much sauce as possible (yes, I have been known to have BBQ sauce sandwiches) then this is the recipe for you.
Beer Battered Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
You had me at beer.
Striking the perfect balance between spice and crunch, these beautiful vegan wings prove that you can do so much with an ingredient as simple as cauliflower.
One of the best examples of the game day and tailgate favorite keeping its charm when made meat-free,
Crispy Baked Buffalo Tofu Wings
If cauliflower isn’t really your bag, then I love to try introducing tofu to the mix.
I find tofu criminally underrated. A lot of people seem to think of it as this wet, bland, hunk of nothing. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
When you pan or deep fry tofu, it goes to another level.
These baked tofu wings are proof of exactly how.
Finger Lickin’ Good Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
These wings call for mixing hot sauce in with the batter before you chuck them in the air fryer.
This gives you a richer, deeper, flavor in your cauliflower wings.
It might not be everyone’s approach but, boy, does it work!
Jerk-Style Cauliflower Wings
Jerk chicken is a big favorite of mine, so jerk cauliflower wings just makes sense, doesn’t it? The spice rub gives the wings a much deeper and richer flavor than buffalo sauces and seasoning.
It can be easy to get wrong and make Jerk seasoning too muddy or claggy, but this recipe manages to strike the perfect balance.
Vegan Seitan Buffalo Wings
The seitan ingredients in this recipe assume the role of chicken perfectly, providing the perfect protein center to this vegan dish.
Even if you still enjoy meat, the ‘boneless’ feel of these wings is a joy to behold.
I like eating everything in one mouthful. Don’t judge.
Boneless BBQ Buffalo Wings
Ground tofu gives these boneless plant-based wings a really satisfying bite.
Matched with a (vegan) buttery sauce to provide sweetness in amongst the spicy heat, there’s just something addictive about these tofu wings.
Fried Artichoke Hot Wings
You read that right: Artichokes.
Marinated artichoke hearts mimic chicken wings perfectly, and are paired with a buffalo wing sauce to bring you as close to the real thing as you could imagine.
Heck, with wings like these, this is the real thing.
Vegan Korean Cauliflower Wings
Because there’s nothing quite like Korean BBQ wings.
Coated in gochujang, this meat-free finger food keeps all the best things about the Korean favorite while ditching the meat.
Sriracha-Habanero Vegan Buffalo Wings
I’m a total fiend for hot sauce, so anything with sriracha and habanero has my attention right away.
The heat might not be for everyone, but for those who like a bit of a kick, these should fit the bill perfectly.
Served with a healthy cooling side of Veganaise, this one heck of an addictive appetizer.