Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with assorted vegetables around ranch dressing bowl

Buffalo Cauli Bites (Paleo, Whole30, and Keto-Friendly)

Course Appetizer
Keyword Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1219kcal
Author Dr. Karen Lee


Ranch Dressing

  • 1 C mayo homemade or specific diet compliant
  • C coconut milk yogurt homemade or specific diet compliant
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dill


  • Cut and discard the outer leaves and cut the cauliflower into florets. 
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix the florets with EVOO and coat them with the cassava flour.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 360°F
  • When the air fryer is ready, shake off any excess flour from the florets, place them in the basket, and set the timer for 6 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the excess flour, ghee and Frank's Hot Sauce in the same mixing bowl and set aside. 
  • In a small bowl, make the ranch dressing by mixing all the ingredients, then refrigerate. 
  • When the timer goes off, transfer the florets to the mixing bowl and coat them well with sauce.
  • Put the florets back in the basket and cook for 6 more minutes.
  • Take them out when the timer goes off and add more Frank's Hot Sauce if needed.
  • Serve immediately with the ranch dressing. 


To make this recipe keto-friendly, omit the cassava flour. The texture might not be as crispy but the cauliflower will still be a bit crunchy. 


Calories: 1219kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 121g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1382mg | Potassium: 900mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 139.3mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2.3mg