Frugal Foodie Mama: Buffalo Parmesan Hummus

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Buffalo Parmesan Hummus

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I am pretty sure by now it is no secret that I love all things Buffalo sauced.  Buffalo sauced recipes are my go-to for game day, and there just happens to be a pretty big game happening this Sunday, right? ;)

But some of my favorite Buffalo sauced recipes just happen to not be so healthy eating-friendly.  
Boo.

I decided to remedy this little predicament of mine with a quick, healthy dip that has all the tastiness of my favorite game day flavor, but minus the fat (and butter).  
This was my first time making a hummus from scratch, and now I am wondering why in the world I waited so long to make one (and also why I had been paying so much for a tub of it at the grocery store!). 

Using a food processor or high powered blender (I used the same one I use to make my smoothies), this dip comes together quickly.  Plus, you can totally customize the heat and garlic in this- add more or add less! I always suggest starting out with less, tasting, and adding more if needed.  
Buffalo Parmesan Hummus
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: None
Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz can of garbanzo beans (or chickpeas)- drained, but reserve the liquid from the can
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup reserved liquid from beans
  • 1-2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Celery, baby carrots, pita chips, etc for dipping
Instructions
This recipe is easy, peasy- You basically just dump everything listed above except for the Parmesan cheese into your food processor or high powered blender and blend until everything is well incorporated and smooth.

Add the amount of hot sauce and cayenne pepper according to your personal heat preference. I would suggest starting out with less, giving it a taste, and then adding more if needed.
Once you are satisfied with the heat level, fold in the 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.

Garnish with a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese & serve with celery sticks, pita crackers or triangles, baby carrots, etc.
Store any leftovers in a covered container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Enjoy!
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You all, I am in love with this hummus! 
It was so easy to make, crazy budget friendly, and so tasty! :)

If you happen to have any leftovers after the game, it makes an amazing, healthy spread for sandwiches. 

What is your favorite game time food?  Are you Buffalo sauce addicted like me?

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