Healthy Snacks

Healthy Tailgating Snack: Buffalo Style Hummus

It’s time for the NFL Playoffs, which means the Super Bowl is right around the corner (Go Pack Go!) and you know what that means. It’s time for tailgating! Aside from brats and cheese curds, one of my favorite tailgating foods is buffalo chicken wings. The problem is chicken wings aren’t exactly healthy and it’s way too early in the year to start breaking my New Year’s resolution.

This buffalo hummus recipe is a healthy alternative to buffalo chicken wings. Serve it with a side of pita chips or veggies for a quick and easy tailgating snack. Enjoy!

Ingredients

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  • 1 3/4 cups canned chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup Tahini (Sesame Paste)
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tablespoons Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Optional: Blue Cheese to top it off

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Directions

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  1. Drain, rinse and dry the canned chickpeas
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and combine until it reaches your desired texture. If your hummus is dry you can add additional olive oil, while the food processor is running. Due to the high sodium content of the hot sauce, you may have to add quite a bit to get the consistency you’re looking for.
  3. That’s it! You can serve the hummus immediately, but I would recommend letting it sit overnight so the flavors have a chance to develop.

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Classic Homemade Hummus

Hummus is a healthy snack with bold flavors. In just 10 minutes, you can have delicious homemade hummus without the extra preservatives included in most store bought varieties.

Ingredients

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  • 1 3/4 cup canned organic chickpeas (look for an organic variety such as this without preservatives)
  • 1/4 Tahini (also known as sesame paste)
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Smoked Paprika

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Directions

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  1. Drain, rinse and dry the canned chickpeas
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and combine until it reaches your desired texture
  3. Finish off your hummus by sprinkling with paprika

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If your hummus is chunky after combining in the food processor, gradually add additional olive oil while the food processor is running (about 1-2 teaspoons). This will help to create a smooth texture.
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Do you have a favorite hummus recipe? Share it in the comments.