Vegan Buffalo Sauce is an easy vegan alternative to traditional buffalo sauce. It's an easy peasy and quick vegan condiment to spice up your taste buds.
This easy vegan condiment is perfect for game day or any other party, occasion when you need a delicious and spicy sauce. It's also perfect for topping veggie burgers, tacos, and more.
This sauce is perfect for dipping pretzels, chips, or veggies in. You can also use it as a condiment for tacos, burritos, or sandwiches. It's also great on top of pizza. I also add this to my roasted cauliflower steaks. Awesome combinations indeed.
If you like the flavor of buffalo sauce, try my vegan buffalo broccoli recipe here. The same can try with cauliflower and make your buffalo cauliflower easily. These appetizers turn out to be so delicious with vegan buffalo sauce everytime I make them.
Is Buffalo Sauce Vegan?
The name seems any link to buffalo, the animal Bison? Many people ask this question if this hot sauce is vegan or not? Well, the name has no link to the animal buffalo. Rather the name represents the place of origin, a restaurant located in Buffalo, Newyork.
Traditionally buffalo sauce is made with butter and hence not completely vegan. So if you are buying your sauce from the store, check out the ingredients list.
However, if you are making your own buffalo sauce at home, it's both affordable and easy to customize. You probably have most of the ingredients on hand, and it's a great way to use up any leftovers.
You can also skip the oil or any fat and customize your buffalo sauce for WFPB plant-based diet. This delicious sauce is gluten-free as well.
Why you'll love this vegan buffalo sauce?
- it's easy to make
- quick condiment, takes 3 - 4 minutes or less
- customizable as per need
- uses few pantry ingredients
- plant-based, gluten-free
- pairs up well with a lot of appetizers and other food as well
Ingredients you'll need -
Olive oil - substitute - vegan butter or avocado oil. To make WFPB-friendly, skip the oil completely
Hot Sauce - choose any cayenne based hot sauce. Traditionally Frank's hot sauce is used in buffalo sauce. I also love to make this buffalo sauce with sriracha hot sauce. Choose your hot sauce depending on the heat you want in your sauce.
Maple Syrup - this is optional if you want to balance the heat with mild sweetness. Substitute with ketchup. Ketchup will add a intence balanced flavor to the buffalo sauce.
Vinegar - Buffalo sauce is a vinegar-based hot sauce. I add in small quantity since many of the hot sauce already has vinegar in it.
Vegan Worcestershire sauce/ Tamari - however this is completely optional and can substitute with tamari or soy sauce giving it a umami flavor. I don't add both of them many a times and still it makes a perfect spicy condiment.
Spices - Smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper (optional).
How to make vegan buffalo sauce at home?
It's the easiest of all I would say. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk for 2 - 3 minutes till they are mixed well.
Or pour in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Cool down completely to room temperature. Serve or store for future.
How to store?
You can easily refrigerate the buffalo sauce for months when stored properly in an air tight glass jar (mason jar).
So make your yummy spicy condiment at home, store tight, and enjoy with any appetizers.
Vegan Buffalo Sauce
- 1 Whisk
- Mason jar for storage
- ¾ cup hot sauce Frank's Hot or Sriracha
- ¼ cup olive oil or avocado oil or vegan butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or ketchup
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1/4 if want less garlic flavor
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika or liquid smoke
- 1/4 tsp worcestercire sauce vegan/ tamari optional
- Add all the ingredients mentioned above in a mixing bowl and whisk for 2 - 3 minutes till they are mixed well.
- Or pour the sauces and spices into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Cooldown completely to room temperature. Serve or store for future.