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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. A quarter cup of this savory treat is only 72 calories or 2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints! 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.

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

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Buffalo Wing Hummus

Yield: 8 (1/4 cup) servings


  • 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


  1. 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!

Weight Watchers SmartPoints:
2 per serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
2 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on

Nutrition Information:
72 calories, 12 g carbs, 1 g sugars, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber (from

Source: Food Network

Buffalo Wing Hummus


52 Responses to “Buffalo Wing Hummus”

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    Teresa — February 28, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    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.

    • emilybites replied: — February 28th, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

      I see you loved it – yay! Sorry that you’re snowed in, but hopefully you won’t mind as much while you eat yummy hummus 🙂

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    Jenna — February 28, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

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

    • emilybites replied: — February 28th, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

      Haha, thanks, Jenna! I wish I could take full credit for this recipe but I adjusted it from the Food Network. You’re going to love it! 🙂

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    Lisa @ The Cooking Bride — February 28, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

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

    • emilybites replied: — February 28th, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

      Lisa, you have to make this. It’s so good and it takes absolutely no time or effort!

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    Teresa — February 28, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    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.

    • emilybites replied: — February 28th, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

      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!!

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    Carbzilla — February 29, 2012 @ 2:30 am

    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.

    • emilybites replied: — February 29th, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

      Thanks for the tip! Hope you love this 🙂

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    Stephanie — February 29, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    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.

    • emilybites replied: — February 29th, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

      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 🙂

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    Ariana — February 29, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    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!)

    • emilybites replied: — February 29th, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

      I hope you love it! Let me know 🙂

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    Alaina @mommysmenu — February 29, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    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! 🙂

    • emilybites replied: — February 29th, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

      I hope this becomes your new favorite, Alaina! Let me know what you think 🙂

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    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.

    • emilybites replied: — February 29th, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

      It’s really good – you should try this one! I actually made mine in my food processor and then used my immersion blender to make it even smoother. It ended up being the perfect consistency.

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    Katie B. — February 29, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

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

    • emilybites replied: — February 29th, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

      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.

    • Katie B. replied: — February 29th, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

      Thank you !!

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    Lindsay — February 29, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

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

    • emilybites replied: — March 1st, 2012 @ 12:45 am

      In me too! Hope you like it!

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    Jessikins — March 1, 2012 @ 12:57 am

    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!

    • emilybites replied: — March 1st, 2012 @ 1:00 am

      Aw, thanks so much! Definitely let me know which recipes you try and what you think. Hope everything is a success! 🙂

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    Lauren — March 1, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

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

    • emilybites replied: — March 3rd, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

      Hope you love it! I’ve never tried Sabra’s version but this one was awesome 🙂

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    TedV — March 3, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    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.

    • emilybites replied: — March 3rd, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

      Welcome, Ted! Let me know what you think – hope it’s a success! 🙂

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    Katie B. — March 4, 2012 @ 1:10 am

    Yum, this was delicious!

    • emilybites replied: — March 12th, 2012 @ 2:43 am

      Happy you loved it, Katie!

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    Kayla — March 6, 2012 @ 2:06 am

    i am sooooo excited to try this!

    • emilybites replied: — March 12th, 2012 @ 2:43 am

      It’s so good, Kayla – I’m obsessed! I hope you love it 🙂

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    Jennifer k — March 10, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

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

    • emilybites replied: — March 12th, 2012 @ 2:44 am

      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 🙂

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    Anonymous — June 16, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    OMG!This recipe is awesome!!

    • emilybites replied: — June 28th, 2012 @ 1:00 am


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    KaCi — June 27, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    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

    • emilybites replied: — June 28th, 2012 @ 1:02 am

      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!

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    Nicolle — July 5, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

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

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    Laurie — September 8, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    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!!)

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    Laurie — September 9, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

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

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    Anonymous — December 8, 2012 @ 7:57 am

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

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    Anonymous — December 22, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    This was amazing with celery sticks!

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    Anonymous — January 2, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    Another amazing recipe! You’re the best!

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    JoyRising — January 24, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

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

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    Anonymous — August 10, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    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!

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    Stephanie — April 19, 2014 @ 7:23 pm

    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!

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    Mona — December 15, 2015 @ 9:33 am

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

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    no name shared — March 19, 2016 @ 3:13 pm

    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!

    • Emily Bites replied: — March 19th, 2016 @ 3:58 pm

      Here’s a link to the appetizer section of my blog:

      If you head to the recipe index you can also search by ingredient if you prefer. I hope that helps!

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