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Feb 28

Buffalo Wing Hummus

Buffalo Wing Hummus

I may never buy store bought hummus again. This amazing hummus takes less than five minutes to make and is so much better than any kind I’ve bought in a store. This is also a great way to enjoy Buffalo wing flavor for very little calories. I served this with celery, carrots and toasted sandwich thin triangles and I was surprised to discover that my favorite dipper was the celery! Usually I think of celery as the most boring vegetable on the planet and only enjoy it smothered in blue cheese to cool my mouth off between eating real Buffalo wings. The combination of the cool, crunchy celery and the Buffalo wing flavoring in this hummus was a match made in Heaven. Usually the serving size on a container of store bought hummus is 2 tablespoons, but I always want more than that, so I doubled it. This is a great snack and it would make a fabulous appetizer to make for company of to bring to a potluck. I actually halved the original recipe (which made 4 cups of hummus), so you could easily re-double it for a larger crowd. To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

For those who are wondering, although this hummus has Buffalo wing flavor and a little tang to it, I wouldn’t consider it spicy. If you want it to be spicier you could use the “Xtra Hot” Frank’s or try using more. I thought it was perfect as is!

Buffalo Wing Hummus

Buffalo Wing Hummus

This lightened up Buffalo Wing Hummus has amazing flavor and comes together in five minutes!


  • 1 ½ cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed (reserve ¼ cup of the liquid from the can)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Frank’s Red Hot, or similar cayenne pepper sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons white vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  • Combine all ingredients including the ¼ reserved liquid from the can of chickpeas into a food processor or blender. Puree ingredients until smooth*. Serve.
  • *I actually made mine in my food processor and then smoothed it out further using my immersion blender. It came out perfect!


To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
Nutrition Information:
72 calories, 12 g carbs, 1 g sugars, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1/4 cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 2 SmartPoints/ Blue: 1 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
2 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Source: Food Network

Buffalo Wing Hummus

56 comments on “Buffalo Wing Hummus”

  1. This looks amazing! It combines two of my favorites! I’m snowed in and have everything on hand to make it right now. I’ll let you know how we like it.

  2. Shut up! You come up with the best things ever! Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Oh. Em. Gee. This is bad. In a totally awesome, good way.

  4. Love-love-love this! I’m eating it right now. Good thing I have enough in my pantry to make another batch. This won’t last long.

    • Haha! I posted this like 25 minutes ago and you already made it – you are amazing! I love it. Obviously it was fate since you already had everything on hand. So glad you’re loving it!!

  5. This looks delish!

    I highly recommend pinching the skins off the garbanzos before processing them. It seems like a pain in the rear, but I swear it makes a smoother hummus.

    I’m in LOVE with wing sauce. I could eat it all day. Can’t wait to try this.

  6. I love making my own hummus. I have taught my oldest son how to make it. He made it for his Cub Scout den when they were doing a cooking achievement. Most of the boys (and parents!) had the scrunchy nose face when he said he was making hummus. Then they tasted it. Everyone except for one boys liked it. Now I can be the weird “California transplanted in Texas” mom with pride.

    • Great story! Hummus is so easy to make – I bet all those scouts went home and made it themselves! Love that you brought your California cuisine to Texas 🙂

  7. MAKING THIS TODAY!! Hummus with carrots and celery is my snack at work EVERYDAY, can’t wait to try this one (and for the larger serving, yum!)

  8. I LOVE hummus! All kinds! My current fav is the whit bean hummus from Trader Joes! But I CANNOT wait to try this one! I LOVE Buffalo wing everything! This sounds phenomenal! Thank you! 🙂

  9. Your hummus looks amazing! I can’t ever seem to get mine to come out that smooth. I do love hummus though – such a fiberlicious dip and/or sandwich topping. And I bet a little wing sauce would give it just the right amount of kick.

  10. Yum! I’ll definitely give this a try. Can you tell me where to find Tahini?

    • Tahini is sesame paste, it’s used a lot in middle eastern foods. They sell it at my normal grocery store in the “nature’s marketplace” section, so I would check any “organic” type section they have or by the “natural” nut butters. Possibly in the ethnic foods aisle.

  11. Can’t wait to try this! Anything Buffalo Wing style is for me, must be the “Buffalonian” in me!!

  12. I seriously just took two days and went through your entire blog and pretty much copied all the recipes u have posted! I can’t wait to give some a try and I will let you know when I do! I love how you made easy things look delicious!

  13. Looks fabulous!! Sabra hummus makes a buffalo hummus and it was quite a disappointment. Can’t wait to try this one.

  14. Looks great. I’m a new follower of your blog and haven’t tried anything you’ve posted yet. I think this will be the first. It’s right up my alley. Thanks.

  15. Yum, this was delicious!

  16. i am sooooo excited to try this!

  17. Just made it and it is soo good with tortilla chips and snap peas!

    • Oooh, I have a whole bag of snap peas in my fridge and I just bought more chickpeas to make this again. Great idea!! Glad this was a hit 🙂

  18. OMG!This recipe is awesome!!

  19. Hey Emily,

    Quick question, how much will this last in the refrigerator? I’ve been looking for something (other than ranch) to eat with my carrots and celery. This sounds tasty

    • It’s so good, you have to try it! It’s addictive so I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had leftovers longer than a week (because I can’t stop eating it). It lasted just fine for the week though, if that helps!

  20. Just made this today. Posting it on my blog and will link back to you. It’s amazing!

  21. Printed and can’t wait to try! I’m new to hummus (have only bought Wegmans own), and am loving it!! Thanks for another WINNER (now if only we could get the Bills to win!!)

  22. Printed the recipe for my daughter! She hardly left me any for the game today!

  23. So yummy! Needed a low point snack and had this with some carrot sticks.

  24. This was amazing with celery sticks!

  25. Another amazing recipe! You’re the best!

  26. I just found your blog….LOVE LOVE LOVE buffalo anything and this was DELICIOUS!! Keep ’em coming!

  27. I was on the Slender Kitchen website and noticed that, although you site the Food Network as your recipe source and she does as well, she clearly ripped off your exact wording for the proportions and ingredient types. She posted the recipe just a week after you posted this one. I wanted to let you know because I’m not sure if she has taken any other recipes from you. I’m a big fan of yours!

  28. Just made this and it’s amazing!!! I have always loved hummus and wanted to make my own, but haven’t tried it before. But anything buffalo is worth a shot to me!! So good!

  29. What section would someone find tahini in the grocery store? Thanks

  30. I am actually looking for an EASY PEASY bake (no bake) appetizer. If you can, i would love if you could respond and give me some good sites before this MONDAY (3/21/16)! THANKS SO MUCH! Please reply to this comment. thanks!

  31. I have heard that FF Greek yogurt can be used in place of the tahini. Do you think it would be even lower in points? Maybe 0 then?

  32. Hi Emily, may I ask what brand of tahini you use? The brands I’ve checked have a high fat count. Or could you share the nutrition value of the brand you use? Thanks!

  33. This is fabulous. It should be even better tomorrow after the flavors have a chance to blend. Thank you for all wonderful recipes which helps keep me on track.

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