Creamy Buffalo Hummus

Creamy Buffalo Hummus – Buffalo wing flavor, in a low fat, low calorie dip. Ready in just minutes (Vegan & Gluten Free). Recipe @ NomingthruLife.com

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:
Flavorful
Buffalo-y
Healthy
Easy Peasy
Lightning Fast
Crowd Pleaser

Creamy Buffalo Hummus – Buffalo wing flavor, in a low fat, low calorie dip. Ready in just minutes (Vegan & Gluten Free). Recipe @ NomingthruLife.com

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!

Creamy Buffalo Hummus – Buffalo wing flavor, in a low fat, low calorie dip. Ready in just minutes (Vegan & Gluten Free). Recipe @ NomingthruLife.com

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.

Creamy Buffalo Hummus – Buffalo wing flavor, in a low fat, low calorie dip. Ready in just minutes (Vegan & Gluten Free). Recipe @ NomingthruLife.com

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.

Creamy Buffalo Hummus – Buffalo wing flavor, in a low fat, low calorie dip. Ready in just minutes (Vegan & Gluten Free). Recipe @ NomingthruLife.com
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  1. 1 can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed & can liquid reserved
  2. 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  3. 2 tablespoons tahini
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  5. 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot)
  6. 2-4 tablespoons garbanzo can liquid, or water
  7. 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  8. salt to taste (I used 1/4 teaspoon)

Directions:

  • 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.

Notes:

Another way to remove the skins are to lay the beans out on paper towels and slightly massage them with the palms of your hands. This will separate the skins from the beans leaving you to simply pick out the skins.
Per Serving
Calories Fat Protein Carbs WW+
126 4g 6g 16g 3 pts
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20 comments

  1. Levan @ MyWifeMakes.com -

    OMG, the colors, I’m addicted! Amazing buffalo hummus recipe! Always on the look out for awesome dips because, well, I’m always on the look out for new brands / types of chips as well! Recently gave kale chips a try too and loved them (Amrita hates them!). I doubt they would go with this dip though since they are so brittle. But I BET the dip will taste awesome with Kettle chips too! Oh, but the calories… grr…

    Now you’ve gotten me all excited about chips and dips again! LOVES IT!

    • Meg -

      Haha Levan I am sooo all about the chips too! For me I’m a classic pita chipper for hummus. But I love kettle chips so I would never say no to them! Ideally I would dip oh I don’t know VEGETABLES. But yaa… Unless that veggie is a chip, such as kale I’ll keep dreamin. What kind of kale chips did you make? Can’t believe Amrita didn’t like them! Thanks Levan!

    • Meg -

      Yay for Pinterest! And for you ;) It is seriously one of the best things to hear that you enjoy this hummus as much as I do. Thanks for trying it and reporting by Nicole. You rock!!

  2. Michelle -

    I was wondering if you think Frank’s Buffalo Wing sauce would be good. I just ran out of regular Frank’s and only have the wing sauce right now (and want to make this asap!)?

    • Meg -

      Oh I definitely think you can get away with that stand in! It might give it a bit more of a buttery flavor (as I recall from my Frank’s Wing Sauce days), but I’m not sure that could even be considered a complaint ;)

  3. Lisa -

    Omg try this recipe and it was why too hot!! I had some type of reaction to it. Way too much peppers! And I followed the recipe by the “t”. I even tried adding more liquid from the chickpeas and Lemon juice still way too hot!! Had to trash it:(

    • Meg -

      Hey Lisa, sorry to hear the heat got to you! Buffalo sauce does have some heat to it, so I’d recommend if you aren’t a heat fan to always start out with less than the recommended amount and work your way up – just to be safe. It’s kind of hard to achieve certain flavors such as chipotle and buffalo without the presence of heat, so definitely be leery of those. But just as a tip if you find a recipe too spicy in the future, adding a fat is usually helpful to calm the heat down a bit. :)

  4. Beth -

    We L O V E this buffalo hummus in our house. All my kids and my husband just devour it when I make it. We’ve used it as a dip and to put on sandwiches which were awesome! It’s not that spicy as is, so we like to add in more sauce to pump it up. My husband is a big fan of the spicy things I’m okay. So sometimes I scoop a little out before adding more sauce and say it’s just mine. :)

    • Meg -

      Aww Beth that’s so wonderful to hear. And I’m glad someone else appreciates hummus on a sandwich like I do. I’ve actually yet to smear this one on a sandwich yet – what I’ve been doing!?!? Such a great idea :)
      I don’t find it overly spicy either so we usually add more in ourselves. We’ve brought it to gatherings without any complaints of heat, and actually started to bring along a bottle of Frank’s so people can add more – since there are Logan’s out there that would just dump the bottle in if no one is watching. ;)
      Thanks Beth!

  5. Marilyn -

    I think I am addicted to this stuff, I have made it weekly for about 6 weeks now and love it….i agree, i now skin my beans and it is so much creamier…..my vitamix whips it up so good. I could just eat it with a spoon!! Thanks for the recipe

    • Meg -

      The addiction is real ;)
      And I bet that Vitamix of yours makes a mean hummus. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of them. Thank you for trying the hummus and I’m SO happy you love it Marilyn!

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