Buffalo Hummus + the Kitten Bowl {way more interesting than football}

buffalo hummus

 

You don’t actually have to watch the Superbowl to enjoy Superbowl Sunday and the snacks involved.  We enjoyed our Superbowl snacks while watching the Kitten Bowl on Hallmark Channel, cheering on the adorable kitties as they batted a tiny ball around a miniature football field.  It was glorious.

So to accompany our less than conventional Superbowl Sunday, I made a less than conventional game day snack: buffalo hummus with herby vegan ranch.  This hummus had that wonderful spicy, buffalo flavor, and when paired with celery it totally hit the spot. The herby vegan ranch was perfect to cut the spice of the hummus, and I could barely keep myself from licking the bowl when I ran out of peppers to dip into it.  Look for the herby vegan ranch recipe in the next few days when I whip up a ranch salad with smoked tempeh.

 

Buffalo Hummus

Adapted from Veganomicon‘s hummus recipe

Makes 4-6 servings 

2 (15 ounce) cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup of olive oil
1/3 cup of vegan buffalo sauce (from my understanding, Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo is vegan!)
8-10 cloves of roasted garlic, removed from skins
3 tbs sesame tahini
2 tsp smoked Hungarian paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Roast garlic for 35-40 minutes in 375 degree oven until golden brown and soft.  Don’t know how to roast garlic?  Here’s a great tutorial.

Once you’ve roasted the garlic, place 1 can of chickpeas, olive oil, and garlic in the food processor and pulse.  Stop and scrape down the sides repeatedly, and continue to pulse until creamy.  Add remaining chickpeas, buffalo sauce, tahini, and paprika, and process until completely creamy.  You may have to scrape down the sides several times.  Add water, a teaspoon at a time, if the hummus seems too thick.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, and pulse to combine.  Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for 2-24 hours to let the flavors combine. To serve, sprinkle more paprika on top, and serve alongside celery, peppers, and pita chips.

 

Relaxing with snacks, some Cascade pale ale, and the Kitten Bowl
Relaxing with snacks, some Cascade pale ale, and the Kitten Bowl

 

Note~ Steven wanted me to clarify that he did, in fact, watch the Superbowl and was only half paying attention during the Kitten Bowl.

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