Take a classic hummus up a notch with flavoured hummus. This spicy buffalo hummus recipe comes together quickly and makes for such a fun and delicious snack that’s sure to disappear fast!
If you’re a buffalo sauce fan and a hummus fan, then have I got the recipe for you … buffalo hummus!
Hubby said it was his favourite hummus to date!
There’s a secret ingredient that I use in this hummus … dill!
The dill really adds something special and I totally recommend using it. It takes the hummus to another (delicious) level and will leave ya wanting to grab more chips and get dunking.
Fan of flavoured hummus? Try this green goddess hummus!
Why We Love Buffalo Hummus
- It’s super quick to prepare (even after peeling those chickpeas)
- Makes for a great snack
- Great way to mix things up when you have a craving for buffalo-flavoured foods
- Can be enjoyed in a bunch of different ways
- Of course, it tastes delicious!
How to Make It
Full details are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
- Place peeled, rinsed and drained chickpeas in a food processor.
- Process for a little bit.
- Stop processor and pour in hot sauce, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, smoked paprika, dill, black pepper, salt and minced garlic.
- Process again.
- With the processor going, drizzle in cold water.
- Pour hummus into a serving dish and garnish, as desired. Then, dig in!
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Ways to Enjoy
- Celery sticks
- Carrot sticks
- Strips of bell pepper
- Slices of cucumber
- As a spread on a sandwich or wrap (like this veggie sandwich)
- Dollop over a rice or quinoa bowl
- With your favourite tortilla chips
More Recipe Tips
If you like more spice, feel free to add a little more hot sauce and maybe even a pinch or two of cayenne powder.
Blue cheese fan (and don’t need this to be vegan)? Mix in a tablespoon or so of crumbled blue cheese. It’s better to start with a little (maybe a tablespoon) and add more if you feel it needs it. Blue cheese (though delicious) can be overpowering. Alternatively, instead of mixing the blue cheese in the hummus, you can garnish with some.
This hummus was garnished with minced chives, but you can use chopped green onion instead.
Instead of salt, try celery salt.
More Delicious Dips
- Mediterranean White Bean Dip
- Black Bean Dip
- Classic Hummus
- Red Kidney Bean Dip (from It’s Not Complicated)
Hope you love this spicy hummus recipe as much as we do!
If you make this buffalo hummus, be sure to leave a comment below. Love to hear how you enjoyed it!
- 19 ounce can of unsalted (or no salt added) chickpeas , rinsed and drained (a 540 millilitre can or about 2 cups)
- ⅓ cup buffalo hot sauce (your favourite variety)
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or lime juice)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or chipotle powder)
- ½ teaspoon dried dill
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt (or celery salt)
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 2 to 4 tablespoons cold water (or more for a looser or thinner consistency)
Garnish Ideas (optional)
- Celery leaves , chopped
- Chives , minced
- Dried dill
- Smoked paprika
- Drizzle of olive oil
- Buffalo hot sauce
Instructions for Making Hummus in Food Processor
- Remove outer skins of chickpeas (if desired) by pinching each chickpea with your thumb and forefinger. You can discard the skins. Alternatively, you can skip this step if you are pinched for time.
- Place chickpeas in a food processor and process until they've broken down a bit.Note: You can reserve a few chickpeas for garnish (if you like).
- Stop and add hot sauce, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, smoked paprika, dried dill, black pepper, salt and garlic. Process for about 2 to 3 minutes or until combined. If necessary, stop to scrape sides of processor.
- With processor going, drizzle in cold water. Add more, if desired, for a looser or thinner consistency. Once done, taste for seasoning and adjust if desired.
- Pour into a serving dish and garnish with your favourite toppings, if desired. Enjoy with chips or veggie sticks.Note: Enjoy immediately or properly store in an airtight container in your refrigerator and enjoy within 3 to 4 days.
Instructions for Making Hummus in Blender (even creamier results)
- Remove and discard outer skin of chickpeas. This is not necessary, but I find it gives a smoother consistency to the hummus. You can skip this step if you like or are pinched for time.
- Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender (starting with about 2 tablespoons of water) and blend, stopping to scrape sides of blender, as necessary.Note: You can reserve a few chickpeas for garnish, if you like.
- With machine going, slowly add a little more water (a tablespoon at a time), if necessary, and blend until you've reached your desired consistency.
- Pour into serving dish and garnish with your favourite toppings, if desired. Enjoy with chips or veggie sticks. Note: Enjoy immediately or properly store in an airtight container in your refrigerator and enjoy within 3 to 4 days.
Nutrition (ESTIMATE ONLY)
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 serving.
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A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.