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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Garlic Blue Cheese Dip l SimplyScratch.com

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Garlic Blue Cheese Dip

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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are a delicious vegetarian snack! Cauliflower florets are quickly air fried and tossed in a homemade buffalo wing sauce and served with a garlicky blue cheese dip. Serves 4 to 6 in under an hour. If the dip is made a day in advance, then the cauliflower only takes about 20 minutes.
Course Air Fryer, Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, appetizer, blue cheese dip, buffalo, cauliflower, healthy, meatless, snack, vegetarian
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 56 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 203
Author Laurie McNamara



  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise homemade or store bought
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chives plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons whole milk buttermilk or heavy cream, plus more if needed


  • 1 large cauliflower broken down into bite-size florets
  • olive oil spray
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Buffalo Sauce


  • In a medium bowl stir together the mayo, sour cream, chives, parsley, garlic and combine well. Next add in the blue cheese and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Thin out with 1 to 2 tablespoons of either buttermilk, whole milk or heavy cream until the dip reaches a desired consistency. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to 1 hour (or overnight) in advance.
  • Spray the basket of your air fryer with olive oil spray and preheat to 390° to 400° - depending on your make and model.
  • Spray the cauliflower florets with a few sprays of olive oil and season with a pinch of kosher slat and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Working in batches of two, add half of the florets to the air fryer basket. Air fry for 4 minutes, shake and continue to air fry for an additional 4 more minutes. Transfer the cauliflower to a clean bowl before repeating with the second batch.
  • Once the second batch is done, shake before adding the first batch back in to the air fryer basket along with the second batch. Air fry for an additional 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Transfer the golden cauliflower bites to the large bowl.
  • Drizzle a desired amount of buffalo sauce over top of the air fryer cauliflower and toss to coat. Serve with the garlic blue cheese dip.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg