This is part of my continued mission to tap into flavors that I loved as a meat eater. Buffalo wings are one of those awesome bar food/game day eats that I used to love.
While this doesn’t recreate the texture at all, it does get that delicious wing flavor embedded into something you can spread on a sandwich, crackers, pita, veggies, or whatever your heart desires. It’s super easy to make with a food processor or blender in a matter of minutes.
I have yet to try and make my own buffalo sauce so I’ve been using Franks Red Hot for this recipe. I did a little research and found that this wing sauce is vegan, so this buffalo flavor substitute is all animal free!
If you want to experiment, try combining different hot sauces with the Franks. I would keep the ratio the same, 2 tablespoons of total hot sauce, and not go below 1 tablespoon of the wing sauce or it’s flavor will get dominated. In the pic at the top, I sprinkled some smoked paprika on top once it was done mostly for looks.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Buffalo Wing Hummus
- 2 cups garbanzo benas fresh cooked preferred, but washed and drained from the can works
- 1/8 cup tahini It was still good without it, but it was worth getting the tahini in there
- 1/4 cup lemon juice about one medium lemon
- 2 tbsp Franks red hot sauce It's vegan!
- 2 dashes cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup water If you cook the garbanzo beans, use the water from that. You can use less to make it thicker.
Combine all ingredients into a food processor/blender and blend until smooth! Serve with pita chips, pita, crackers or raw veggies.