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Buffalo Cauliflower Hoagie Recipe

I love crafting dishes that are vegan but still affordable and tasty.


Having become vegan fairly recently, I still get the occasional craving for some foods that would usually require meat. I've done a bit of experimenting, and I've learned how to create meat-free and affordable options. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

20 min

30 min

2 hoagies


  • cauliflower florets
  • homemade buffalo sauce (recipe below, or use store-bought)
  • celery, celery seed, chopped
  • pepper
  • cucumber, chopped
  • whole grain hoagie roll
  • optional add-ons: grilled onions, diced tomatoes, lettuce, crushed red pepper

Homemade Buffalo Sauce

  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped and or powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • a few dashes hot sauce (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Steam cauliflower for 10 minutes (preferably in a basket or steamer, not in water).
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Drain excess water from the cauliflower.
  4. Toss cauliflower with buffalo sauce mixture and pepper and space out on a baking sheet. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes (20 if you want more crispy). Toast bun by laying on an oven rack for 5 mins.
  5. Use as much cauliflower and sauce desirable... there are no rules here! Top hoagie with celery, diced tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, and blue cheese crumbles (if not doing vegan).

© 2016 Jennifer Jacob