September 25, 2011

Skinny Buffalo Wing Hummus

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Sunday Football...
It's a ritual around our house!

Come fall, we slowly but steadily start to alter our schedules and plans around football games. It's strange how it happens so unintentionally but for some reason it happens. We just love football.
 There is always the yelling {cursing}, arms in the air, charging the TV, 'bad call ref' shenanigans going on and there is normally never the same fans in a room at one time... hence more fun in the screaming matches.

There is also something else that always comes along side with football, especially on Sundays... food! I swear it's true that even women that do not watch or enjoy football can entertain the idea of a game because it always brings a crowd of people and amazing food.

Wings: Beer: Chips: Dip: Chili: You Name It!!!! It's there, and it's being devoured. 
Again in keeping with my healthy theme and healthy waist, I had to find something for me to devour on Sunday Football that kept me in fall football spirits without greasing down my insides to a cholesterol comma. 

Win! It's like all the magazines I subscribe to are listening to my every request. Food Network Magazine just came out with an issue that highlighted skinny hummus dips and of course one was a Buffalo Wing Hummus. SCORE.
Of course this was the easiest thing to make EVER because you just throw everything into a processor and bam, it's done. I served this up with veggie sticks and a stacker of those freshly popped rice cakes for the food store and it was a huge hit. You still had the buffalo kick that you get from chicken wings but instead of deep fried you got fresh flavor!

Easy snack, fun to serve up, and health nut or not...this was loved by all.

Get ready for the kick off and the crowd with this awesome hummus dip!
Skinny Buffalo Wing Hummus
Recipe Adopted from 
Food Network
Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño

3 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed, 1/2 cup liquid reserved
2 to 3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tps paprika
2 tbsp barbecue sauce
2 to 3 tbsp cayenne hot sauce
1 tbsp distilled white vinegar

Put the chickpeas, chickpea liquid, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, paprika, barbecue sauce, hot sauce, vinegar and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in a food processor. Puree until smooth and creamy.

Per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 39
Come see on Church Supper


Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen said...

Yum yum yum!! I sure that was gone in two minutes!!

thefooddoctor said...

I came here to tell you that I have an award for you on my blog but the hummus made me forget!

Laura Jeanne said...

You are the sweeter thing, thank you so much. I am going to check it out right now!

Krista said...

My sister in law loves hummus. I can't wait to share this w/ her! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper!

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

my hubby would LOVE this! can't wait to try!

Ellie | Gourmand Recipes said...

I like to hear the word skinny. The dip looks great. Cheers to Thr football season.

Ann said...

Awesome idea! It looks fabulous!

Shaheen said...

Oh you can't eat a good hummus.

Mary said...

This looks just like my hummus recipe, but with the added bbq sauce! I like the sound of that. I bet my boys would love it!

Pam said...

I love hummus - this looks and sounds delicious.

MyMansBelly said...

This sounds fantastic. Definitely a lot cleaner than the traditional buffalo wings.

sportsglutton said...

Just found you via Chef in Disguise.

Love this recipe for a hummus dip. Tasty and the perfect game day flavors.

While not everything is "healthy" I put together an entire NFL recipe series leading up to the season that you might be interested in:

Have a great weekend. Cheers!

spiceblogger said...

Hi, Laura--just accepted your friend request on foodbuzz. You have a great blog! And I love this hummus recipe. I will def have to try as hummus is one of my fav quick/healthy snacks.


Carrie said...

This is genius! I make hummus every weekend for our weekday snacks. I will be doing this for tomorrow's game for sure!