Get Buffaloed

I just gotta say, I love buffalo wings.  I mean, Frank’s Red Hot is to die for.  Seriously.

Unfortunately, they’re not exactly a low-cal operation.  And for our purposes here, they’re not exactly quick.  So what’s a girl to do when she’s got that hankering for some buffalo sauce?

Enter this week’s recipe: a sweet option for throwing in your bag for lunch, or even for dipping during football watching or reruns of Grey’s Anatomy.  What I like about this is that it’s healthy healthy hummus (homemade!), so it’s got tons of protein to get you through the tail end of your day, and it’s got roasted red pepper, hot sauce, and cayenne, so it’s got a little bit of a punch that goes really well with veggies, or with a few homemade tortilla chips (get yourself some corn tortillas and cut them into triangles; bake them about 6-9 minutes at 350, turning once and sprinkling with salt).

All in all, this whole process took me about 10 minutes, and that included assembling the ingredients.  Another note: the recipe calls for tahini, but I didn’t have any so I used almond butter and it tasted awesome.


Buffalo Hummus

1 can (or 1 1/2 c. cooked chickpeas) drained/rinsed
1/2 t. cumin
1/2 t. paprika
1/4 t. sea salt
2 cloves garlic
2 T. tahini
1 T. hot sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot)
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. jarred roasted red pepper
2 T. olive oil or liquid from canned chickpeas
cayenne pepper to taste

–Combine all ingredients except olive oil/water and cayenne in food processor and pulse to combine. Scrape down the sides. With motor running, drizzle oil in and add cayenne through feeder tube.
–Continue to run motor until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
–Remove from processor; stir in more salt, lemon juice, and hot sauce to taste. Sprinkle with a little cayenne pepper before serving. (You can also sprinkle with more cumin, paprika and hot sauce.)

*Recipe courtesy of “The No-Meat Athlete” by Matt Frazier

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