Want to up your hummus game? Try homemade Buffalo Wing Hummus. Vegetarians and carnivores will both love it.
I asked The CompostMaster if he wanted to throw a Super Bowl party this year. He got a funny look on his face and said he’d prefer a party with just the two of us so he could concentrate on the game. I’m usually more of a football fanatic than he is, so I was perfectly happy with this plan. A few days later he bumped into some neighbors and came back with an announcement: we’re cooking a pig for the Super Bowl! Uh, what?! If you don’t like a decision that’s been made around this house, wait a few hours. Just like the weather, it will change.
Pig notwithstanding, we’ve been eating a lot less meat over the last few months. If I am throwing a party, I’m going to make sure there are plenty of meatless, dairy-free and gluten-free options. This spicy, pungent Buffalo Wing Hummus will be gobbled up by meat-eaters and vegans alike.
Serve it with sliced raw vegetables like carrots and celery, gluten-free crackers (I like Nut-Thins®) or pita chips. You could also make Cucumber Bites with Hummus & Tomatoes.
If you’re interested in milder flavors, you might prefer Artichoke Hummus.
Buffalo Wing Hummus (Meatless)
- 3 cups home-cooked chickpeas or canned chickpeas drained and rinsed, 1/2 cup liquid reserved
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
If you are using canned chickpeas, you might want to place them in a saucepan, cover with water, bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water to cool the chickpeas. This will remove the “tinny” taste. If you don’t notice a weird taste with canned chickpeas, skip this step.
Place all ingredients in a food processor and purée until smooth.
Watching sodium? Reduce or eliminate the added salt and/or look for a low-sodium barbecue sauce.
Nutritional information is for the hummus only, it does not include dippers.
Gluten-free? Make sure your tahini and barbecue sauce are both gluten-free.