Welp, game day is tomorrow. Which really means an unofficial food holiday for Americans. Time to stuff our pretty little faces while sitting on our tushies – and all along it’s completely acceptable! My kind of day!
When I think football eats, I think buffalo chicken wings. I also think about the amount of calories and just how many I have to eat in order to feel full, when they are a main attraction. I remember being a kid and eating buffalo wings at a local restaurant and a dozen did nothing for me, and I was just a kid. So many wings, so many clogged arteries. Don’t get me wrong they are tasty, but it’s all about the buffalo sauce. It’s like spicy crack.
So in lue of unhealthy fat and calories, enters buffalo-y heaven… Buffalo Hummus. Hello beautiful!
Why it’s the best, it’s:
You can nom down this dip with celery to get a real buffalo wingy feel, or carrots and cauliflower for another healthy option. Heck I could go knees deep with anything that’s crunchy and this dip… sweet potato chips, crackers or your regular pita chips. Om nom nom.
You could also use this hummus as a great spread for wraps or sandwiches, to add that great buffalo flavor!
REMEMBER: Like with the Hatch Chile Hummus, it’s imperative that you remove the skins off of the garbanzo beans before blending. This ensures a smooth and creamy hummus. So take the time to pinch those little buggers off, it’s worth the work.
Well… who are you rooting for tomorrow? Me? I don’t care much this year. I’m not a Seahawks fan and I’m really not a Tom Brady fan. So I am just hoping for a real game – which we could have on our hands, for once. Fingers-crossed!
Half-time show? Meh, probably going to be more of a find food in the kitchen time. It’ll be just the Chewster and I watching the game, so not a lot of football foods besides buffalo hummus dip happening around here.
As for the commercials.. plllleaaasssse let there be half-way decent commercials! PUUHHLEASE!! Why do Super Bowl advertisers suddenly suck at their jobs? Remember when the commercials would trump the game, or at least were decently entertaining? Ya! I want that back! NOW! Make me laugh damnit! Or cry from sheer beauty – otherwise move out of the way and let Budweiser commercials just air in a loop.
K. Thanks. Bye.
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed & can liquid reserved
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot)
- 2-4 tablespoons garbanzo can liquid, or water
- 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
- salt to taste (I used 1/4 teaspoon)
- Remove skins from the garbanzo beans by lightly pinching the bean and discarding the skin. Place all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender and blend until smooth. Adjust hot sauce to liking and blend again if necessary. Refrigerate until ready to serve.