I made you a winner of a dip for SuperBowl Sunday!
But I must say, it’s entirely for you all. Because while probably everyone else in the country will be munching on dips and ladling up chili and cheering on their favorite team (and let’s be real – all of those commercials!), I will be chugging away in my little Prius, guzzling my 5th cup of coffee, munching on my classic road-trip beef jerky, sporting my new Texas-sized sunglasses, finishing up the home stretch of my 11 hour drive to Austin!!! I can hardly believe it. After months of anticipation, it seems as though February has finally arrived.
For anyone who missed the news, I convinced Kathryne (from the vegetarian blog, Cookie & Kate) to pack up our dogs, our laptops and our camera equipment, and bid a fond farewell to freezing Kansas City for the month of February. And instead, we’re going to be saying hello to warm, sunny, taco-filled Austin!!! We get the keys to our sweet new AirBnB house on Sunday, and we already can’t wait to put our new kitchen to use cooking up a storm during the days. And then we’re going to try and be good about shutting off all of our screens and getting out on the town the second that we’re done with work. Our Austin bucket list is already long and growing, and I know time’s going to fly! But if you have any recommendations, let us know, especially if they involve chips and salsa and margaritas. ;)
Anyway, get ready, because I’m pretty positive the next month is going to be all Austin, Austin, Austin. But while I’m still in Kansas City today getting ready for the weekend, let’s talk about this killer buffalo hummus. And really, all Super Bowl dips. Because the big game is only days away. Are you ready for some fooooootbaaaaaall?
(Cue the always-overly dramatic, epic, thumping football music…)
Well, it’s no secret that I’ve always been more of a — shall we say — “social” football fan in the past. I’m happy to wear the right colors and cheer loudly on game days. But really, my main interest is always the epic buffet of dips and appetizers and chilis and desserts galore in the kitchen.
Mainly, the dips. I’m a big believer that Super Bowl is all about the dips.
Apparently you are too, because my Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip has been soaring to the top of our blog stats this week as people are planning out their Super Bowl menus. (Which makes me very proud — good decision, world. You’ll love that recipe!) But since I happen to be on a mega homemade hummus kick lately, I thought it might be fun to introduce a new buffalo dip to the Gimme Some Oven recipe index:
That’s right. All of the goodness of traditional homemade hummus — with chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and simple seasonings — plus the irresistible-ness that is “buffalo”. We’re talking hot sauce, baby. And lots of blue cheese, if you happen to be a blue cheese lover. (If you’re not, we’ll forgive you for leaving it out.)
To make it, simply toss everything together in a food processor or blender. And then pulse it to smooth, creamy, buffalo-y perfection. I vote you start with a medium amount of hot sauce, and then add more to taste. (I like a lot!)
Then decide how you want to serve it! I went with some olive oil, some chopped roasted red peppers, a squeeze of lemon juice, blue cheese and some traditional green onions. But feel free to go with whatever floats your boat.
Then serve it up with some pita bread and veggies, and immediately pop some on your plate. Because I’m pretty convinced that after you announce the words “buffalo” and “hummus”, this dip will disappear in an instant.
Enjoy eating every bite of it on the Super Bowl for me, and I’ll see you on the flip side in Austin!!!
This buffalo hummus recipe is everything you love about classic hummus…kicked up a big notch. ;)
2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
5 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup water (or 2 tablespoons water + 2 tablespoons olive oil)
1/4 cup tahini
(optional) 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
4–8 tablespoons hot sauce*, to taste
2 Tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
(optional toppings: olive oil, chopped roasted red peppers, thinly-sliced green onions, extra crumbled blue cheese)
Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender (*starting with only 4 tablespoons of hot sauce, if you don’t like much heat). Pulse until combined. Taste, and add more hot sauce to taste, if desired.
Serve with your desired dippers, garnished with optional toppings if desired.
I’m a sucker for all things buffalo, and I have been putting hummus on all the things lately, so this is right up my ally. Thanks!
It’s so great that you decided to change the scenery for February. Have a save trip!
Love this hummus, I can taste it already. YUM!
I’m so excited for you both. Austin is awesome!!!!! And this dip is calling my name.
Oh, man. I am totally making this. Love it!
Good luck on your Austin adventure. I’m a tiny bit jealous. :) You are going to have a blast!
Being from Buffalo (oh why oh why aren’t they in the Super Bowl!) I’m uber excited about this Buffalo hummus, it’s kind of like getting a child named after you. Love how I can make it in my food processor. Nothing like a good, creamy hummus watching Tom Brady lose Sunday…..just a little joke!
Have a safe, fun trip! I’m excited to read about your Austin adventures (and maybe a little jealous of the warmth and sunshine!).
Also, this hummus looks great, even for non-football fans! :)
FUN! I LOVE Austin, so you are going to have a blast!
I wasn’t even planning to watch the big game. But that won’t stop me from THIS. Love that you buffalo-ized hummus! Pinned!
for a moment i wondered what buffalo meant. But it does look really yummy
Have a BLAST in Austin! I will be living vicariously through your Instagram feed.
I’m sooooo jealous of your Austin-bound month. I cannot wait to see pics of the new space in action (it looks just GORGEOUS from previous posts). Have a safe trip down!
Buffalo yum! Have so much fun in Austin you two! I just moved from Austin and miss it everyday. Make sure to hit up Chuy’s on Barton Springs for margs, Pelons, Gloria’s, Benjis, and Matt’s El Rancho are some other great options!
Hopefully breakfast tacos at Tacodeli, coffee at Jo’s, EVERYTHING at Whole Foods flagship and billions of tacos at Torchy’s are on your list too :)
Josephine House is great for an afternoon glass of wine, Hillside Farmacy has a killer brunch on the Eastside, pizza at Homeslice on SoCo, and don’t forget a Hey Cupcake!
Enjoy the sunshine! I’m sure Cookie and Henry will love going for walks around Town Lake and running around Zilker!
This is such a cool flavour!! Yum!
What a novel and fantastic spin on hummus! Looks great!
Have so much fun! I’m thinking this Buffalo Hummus will make me a winner if I bring it along to our Superbowl par-tay!
I recently stumbled upon your blog and love it! We moved to Austin last year and have discovered lots of yummy places:
Lola savannah coffee
Cenote coffee shop -yummy breakfast tacos
HopDoddy -grass fed burgers
Vespio -awesome Italian
La condesa -drinks & yummy food
There’s SO many places! Get a copy of Austin monthly and go wild!
Look forward to hearing what you discover!
I’m originally from KC, but live in Austin right now! Enjoy our beautiful city and have a blast! Soooo many options for great margaritas, Chuy’s are probably my favorite! Admittedly, I don’t get out often enough to find new places for them, but Chuy’s is always a guarantee! Would love to run into you in ATX!
Buffalo hummus — so smart! And the perfect way to make my husband eat something good for him. Wuahahaaha. :)
This looks amazing! Hummus is my favourite!
I thought this was roasted red pepper hummus when I first saw the picture. But buffalo hummus sounds even a million times better!!!
Love this idea! Now I won’t feel as guilty about getting my dip on!
Have an amazing time in Austin!!! I’m excited to read and follow along on your adventure :)
This hummus looks divine. Pinned!
Can’t wait to connect with you down here in sunny central Texas – and I HOPE the weather is good, although February is actually our worst, but comparing to KC, gotta be better! So just wanted to say, hope Fonda San Miguel is on your list to visit while you’re here – it’s beautiful and scrumptious. See you in a few weeks!
I’m here again and it looks SOOOO YUMMY! Can’t wait to try!
I made this last night for the Super Bowl and it came out AMAZING! Everyone loved it and it was nice to have a healthy option at a party! Thank you so much for sharing!
I’m pinning this and making this soon!!! Love anything Buffalo! Looks so good! Enjoy Austin!
I ended up nearly quadrupling the amount of Frank’s sauce in this recipe… could barely taste it until I used that much! I like things spicy though.
having hard time getting buffalo wing hummus recipes
This hummus is like crack! Seriously amazing, my new favorite thing EVER.
Haha! We’re happy you love it Delanie! :)
Just made this hummus for football Sunday. I’ve tried other hummus recipes and none have been as easy and delicious as this one. It’s so great. I added a little extra garlic and blue cheese in the hummus and on top. Me and DH can’t stop eating it!
We’re so glad you guys are fans Micaela, thanks for sharing! :)