Roasted Cauliflower Slider with Buffalo Hot Sauce

A vegetarian slider with homemade hot sauce that can be adjusted to your liking.

Roasted Cauliflower Slider with Buffalo Hot Sauce


  • ½ head cauliflower
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil, optional
  • 6 whole wheat slider buns
  • ½ cup (20 g) fresh cilantro leaves, packed
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Slice cauliflower into 1-inch (2.5-cm) thick florets.
  3. Place cauliflower onto baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, or until tender.
  4. To assemble, place cauliflower on a toasted bun and pour 1 Tablespoon of sauce over cauliflower, garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.
  5. Place Sauce ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  6. Select Variable 1.
  7. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  8. Blend for 7 minutes, or until heavy steam escapes through the vented lid.

Chef's Notes

For a spicier hot sauce switch to a hotter brand of sauce or sprinkle a little cayenne into the sauce. Use your favorite pickled vegetable mix on top of the sandwich to add more flavor. Refrigerate leftover hot sauce for later use, or add to ranch dressing to make a Buffalo ranch dip. Use a vegan butter substitute in the sauce to create the same delicious flavor with less fat and cholesterol.