I love hummus. It is a very versatile food that can be used as an appetizer, sandwich spread, pita filling, dip for veggies, or however you imagine. Hummus is high in protein and fiber so no matter how you eat it you can guarantee to be satisfied each and every time.
I always have store-bought hummus in my refrigerator. Every time I throw it into my shopping cart I think to myself “Tammy, why don’t you just make your own?”. And I usually answer back with “I don’t feel like it”. I rarely argue with myself so I proceed to purchase the hummus and be on my merry way. I talk to myself a lot but it seems to happen more at the grocery store. Anyone else? If not don’t tell me I would like to continue to think this is normal.
Anyway, when I was contacted by Vitamix to make some recipes using their blender one of the first ones I thought of was hummus. Of course, I also thought smoothies but those will be posted later in the week. Today is hummus.
Buffalo hummus to be exact. Ooooh did I just hear you get excited? It’s okay I get excited when I hear buffalo in front of a food item too. Why? Well because that means there is blue cheese and hot sauce involved. Yup!
Of course I could have made a plain old hummus with a little garlic, lemon, and sesame seeds but who needs one more plain hummus recipe. Not me. As someone born, raised, and still living in Buffalo I decided to kick it up a notch with some hot sauce and blue cheese. Your welcome.
The great thing about this recipe is almost all the ingredients can be commonly found in your pantry and refrigerator. If not they are inexpensive to purchase. After I acquired the ingredients all I had do then was toss everything into the Vitamix. I followed the super easy blending instructions that were outlined in the basic hummus recipe in the Vitamix cookbook. Within 2 minutes I had a deliciously smooth buffalo hummus.
I spread some of the Buffalo Hummus on a pita and in true Buffalo fashion dipped some carrots and celery in it. It is sooooo good! If you like it real spicy add some more hot sauce to it. Or reduce it if you like it a bit more tame. The point is you can make this Buffalo Hummus to your liking.
Now that I know how easy it can be to whip up homemade hummus I will definitely be more likely to make it instead of buy it.
- 2 cans chickpeas drained
- 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- juice from half of a lemon
- 2-3 tablespoons Frank’s hot sauce or other hot sauce
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1-2 teaspoons of water for consistency
- Place all ingredients into Vitamix in order listed and place lid on securely. Select variable 1 and turn machine on and quickly increase speed to variable 10, then to high.
- Blend for 1 – 2minutes. You may need to use the tamper to push ingredients into the blade. Add water if needed till the hummus reaches the desired consistency you are looking for.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 -7 days.