Vegan buffalo sauce made with olive oil instead of butter is delightfully rich and versatile. Elevate your plant-based dishes like vegan buffalo wings, vegan mac and cheese, vegan fritters or tacos with this deliciously spicy condiment, perfect for an extra burst of flavor.
If you are looking for healthier alternatives to regular condiments, this vegan buffalo sauce should become a staple in your kitchen.
Made with nutrient-rich olive oil, offering a lighter and more nutritious option than the traditional version. Whip up this easy-to-make condiment using simple pantry staples, and elevate your everyday meals with a guilt-free surge of taste.
Why This Recipe Works
This is such an easy recipe, and you can use it for so many dishes! Besides,
- it’s vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free
- it’s a perfect condiment for a variety of dishes
- it contains staple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry
- it’s easy to replace ingredients in this recipe
- it’s effortlessly easy to prepare
- it lasts for at least a month in the fridge
- hot sauce (notes on that in the FAQs)
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- smoked paprika
- maple syrup (or agave juice)
- apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
- soy sauce
How To Make Vegan Buffalo Sauce
You only need 10 minutes to make this sauce. This recipe yields just over one cup of sauce, so feel free to double or triple the batch if you want more of it.
Check the step-by-step instructions in this vegan buffalo sauce web story.
Prepare the Sauce
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat and add the hot sauce. Start stirring and add the rest of the ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixed in, for about 5 minutes.
Vegan Buffalo Sauce FAQs
Traditional buffalo sauce contains butter and/or eggs that makes it non-vegan.
Yes, it is. In fact, Frank’s RedHot is the hot sauce I recommend for this recipe.
Refrigerate the sauce in the airtight container or jar for up to 1 month. Beware, that the sauce can stain plastic containers, so I would recommend using glass jars like Weck’s jars for storage.
Yes, you can freeze it for up to 3 months, possibly longer. One thing to mention is that after thawing it overnight in the fridge, you might need to reheat the sauce and stir it if it got separated.
Serve it hot or cold, it’s up to you!
Vegan buffalo wings (along with vegan blue cheese dressing), vegan mac and cheese, vegan tacos, vegan zucchini corn fritters, potato pancakes, buffalo chickpea pizza or wraps. You can add it to vegan ricotta for an extra spicy kick, as well as to vegan queso, hummus, other vegan dips and salad dressings. Use it for French fries or potato wedges, with chips or crackers, add it to sandwiches, sliders or even popcorn.
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Vegan Buffalo Sauce
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat and add the hot sauce. Start stirring and add the rest of the ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixed in, for about 5 minutes.