Buffalo Wing Hummus

by Her Happy Balance on September 11, 2014

Nothing quite says game-day food like buffalo wings, amiright?!  Unfortunately, chicken wings usually tend to be breaded, fried in oil, and coated in buttery sauce, making this football snack not exactly wholesome or healthy. But what if I told you that you could get the same great flavor without all of the extra unneeded oil and fried meat? Would you be game to try it out? Enter Buffalo Wing Hummus…

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Buffalo Wing Hummus
A spicy and garlic-filled buffalo style hummus perfect as an appetizer or served with crackers and veggies.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Cups cooked chick peas, drained and rinsed
  2. 2 Tbsp. hot sauce*
  3. 2 Tbsp. chicken stock
  4. 1 Tbsp. bleu cheese dressing
  5. 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  6. 1 Tbsp. tahini
  7. 3 Cloves garlic
  8. 1/4 Tsp. Kosher salt
  9. 1/4 Tsp. paprika
  10. 1/8 Tsp. ground red pepper
  11. 2 Tsp. olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, process garlic alone until minced. Add in all remaining ingredients except for olive oil and blend until almost smooth. Use a scrapper and scrap hummus down from the sides of the processor, cover with processing lid, and drizzle in olive oil while blending. Continue processing until smooth consistency is reached. Serve and enjoy!
Notes
  1. *I used Frank's Red Hot Wing Sauce
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This hummus packs a protein-filled punch without needing the chicken – chickpeas are really cool little beans with plenty of protein to offer up on their own! The creaminess from the bleu cheese and the spicy tang from the hot sauce are still there, but the trans fat and buttery coated finger tip mess are not. Win-win, right?

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The hummus pairs perfectly with Food Should Taste Good multigrain and blue corn chips and celery sticks. A lightened up version of a tailgate classic served with a chip where you can pronounce all the ingredients in it is more my style. It makes my nutrition-loving heart just go pitter patter and it keeps me in the football spirit cheering for my home team – let’s hear it for those Eagles!  

This recipe could easily be adapted to be a vegetarian dish by subbing out the chicken stock and subbing in some of the juice from the chick pea can. Either way, I hope this hummus can make an appearance soon at your next tailgate feast.

Thoughts??
What is your favorite game-day food?
How do you lighten up classic tailgate fare? Serve more veggies? Sub out certain ingredients?

FTC: This post is brought to you by a sponsored partnership with Food Should Taste Good. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 11, 2014 at 7:17 am

My favorite game day food is buffalo chicken dip. This is probably much healthier : )

Heather @fitncookies September 11, 2014 at 7:21 am

I love anything buffalo related and this looks delicious!! Great job with this one.

Becky @ Olives n Wine September 11, 2014 at 7:27 am

Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I bet it would also be delicious in a version of hummus chicken. Yum!

Lisa @ Life as Lisa Knows It September 11, 2014 at 8:46 am

mmmm, I NEED to make this! Looks delicious!! 🙂

Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne September 11, 2014 at 9:15 am

It’s like you knew I’ve been craving hummus for weeks now haha. This looks amazing!! I’ll have to find a substitute for the bleu dressing { lactose intolerant } and then I’ll be all set!!

brittney September 11, 2014 at 9:53 am

oh my god, i never thought to mix buffalo wing flavors and hummus! they’re like two of my favorite things! i’ll have to tweak your recipe a bit to make it vegan, but still! awesome idea!

Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl September 11, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Yum!! It sounds like we are on the same page with the buffalo sauce thing since we both posted buffalo recipes today! 🙂

Annmarie September 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

This would be perfect for one of my football parties! Pinning for later 🙂

The Zen Kat September 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Yum! I need to try this recipe because I always add hot sauce to my hummus. Looks delish!

whitney May 28, 2015 at 5:06 pm

YUM!!

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