Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower: Updated! Now with More Habanero!

(Updated October 13, 2019.) This is an easy way to cook a head of cauliflower on the grill, and the sauce is easy, too. We love this on the side with just about anything we’re grilling, or whenever we want a spicy snack.

A head of cauliflower with charred edges from the grill, sitting in an open foil wrapper.

A bottle of sriracha next to a container of Earth Balance

A bowl of buffalo cauliflower.


For cauliflower:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • Oil (optional)
  • Salt and pepper

For buffalo sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance or other vegan butter substitute
  • 1/4 cup sriracha or your favorite hot sauce (see notes below for our new fave!)


Clean the cauliflower, remove extra leaves and the bulk of the core.

Drizzle with oil if desired, add salt and pepper, and wrap with foil. Cook on hot grill for 30-35 minutes.

In a small saucepan on low heat, melt the butter and whisk in sriracha, until blended.

When the cauliflower is fork tender, cut off florets and cover with buffalo sauce. Serve with ranch dip or sour cream, if desired.


  • Adjust heat by adding more or less sriracha
  • Substitute your favorite hot sauce for sriracha. We LOVE Siete Foods’ Habanero Hot Sauce on everything, and it makes amazing buffalo cauliflower!
  • If you like garlic, add a pressed clove to the sauce
  • If you don’t like buffalo sauce, substitute your favorite barbecue sauce, Thai peanut sauce, marinara sauce, or dip plain grilled cauliflower in ranch dressing.

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