Are You Ready For Some Football? Buffalo Wing Hummus

It’s that time of year again!  The football season has started and leaves us with many, many questions.  What shall I serve for my tailgating/football party?

I am originally from Upstate New York and so Buffalo Wings are in our DNA. There is only one proper way to serve them! Hot sauce, un-breaded and  dipped in blue cheese of course!

This hummus dish is a classic take on the original. I found the recipe online and of course began playing with it! I hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup water (or 2 tablespoons water + 2 tablespoons olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • (optional) 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 4-8 tablespoons hot sauce*, to taste  (I like Franks Hot sauce)
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice (fresh is best!)
  • 1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender.  Pulse until combined.  Taste, and add more hot sauce to taste, if desired.  This recipe tastes better if you let the flavors combine in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so. I like to drizzle a little chili oil or plain olive oil on top just before I serve it. Then add crumbled blue cheese or blue cheese dressing with crumbles in it!

Serve with your tortilla chips, crackers, pita bread, carrots and celery!

Photo and original recipe courtesy of Gimme Some Oven.

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