Spicy Jalapeno Buffalo Hummus & a Super Bowl Party!

Well, it’s Super Bowl Sunday, but unfortunately the San Francisco 49ers lost the Super Bowl!  Nonetheless, I must say, it was a good game, great comeback SFO!  OMG, and what about that power outage?!?!?  Someone is in really BIG trouble.  That's crazy!jalapeno buffalo hummus 132

But I suppose all of us (women) can agree that the real winner and star of the show was Beyonce!  I thought her performance was amazing, she looked gorgeous, just stunning, and she sang all my favorite songs.  Bringing Destiny's Child together again was a great addition to the show.  jalapeno buffalo hummus 143

This Super Bowl I invited my friends, Anu and Jhiane, along with their significant others.  We had a LOT of food.  Mojitos!  My killer Guacamole.  Spicy Jalapeno Buffalo Hummus.  Jhiane’s mouthwatering Buffalo Wings.  Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers.  My decadent Penne alla Vodka.  Delicious Fresh Garlic Bread. 

And of course, we ended with tea time and dessert that Jhiane was nice enough to bake.  I know what you’re thinking, we are PIGS, but it’s Super Bowl, and one of the few days in a year where we can all pig out and drink.  Hey, at least we ate carrots and broccoli.  That counts! 

Anyway, let’s talk about the dip, shall we?  I wanted to make something with buffalo sauce being that it was Super Bowl and all.  jalapeno buffalo hummus 150

As a base, I used my Parsley Hummus recipe, and then I sort of just winged this Jalapeno Buffalo Hummus recipe by tasting as I went along.  The results were good, and even better when I added a jalapeno.  jalapeno buffalo hummus 166

If you can’t handle heat, I suggest using 1/2 a jalapeno, or completely omitting it.  This spicy dip goes well with Stacy’s Multigrain Pita Chips, carrots, broccoli, additionally, celery, bell peppers, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes will suffice too.jalapeno buffalo hummus 161

Good stuff, healthy too!jalapeno buffalo hummus 183

NUTRITION: Chickpeas are a great source of Protein, Fiber, Iron, and Folic Acid.  Tahini is a rich source of Vitamin B.  Jalapenos are a very good source Vitamin C and a good source of Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin A.  Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C.

  • Organic Canned Chickpeas – 1 (15 ounce) can
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp 
  • Tahini Paste – 3 tbsp
  • Frank’s Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce – 3 tbsp
  • Jalapeno – 1 (deseeded… use half if you can’t handle heat or omit)
  • Cold Water – 2 tbsp
  • salt – 1/4 tsp + a pinch more
for garnish
  • Cayenne Pepper – sprinkle on top  (or use Paprika for less heat)

1. Add all the ingredients above, except the jalapeno, to a food processor.
2. Blend for a couple minutes.
3. This is what you should have.  Now add a jalapeno. 
4. End result.
5. Garnish with cayenne pepper/paprika.  Serve with veggies and/or chips... tastes even better the next day.jalapeno buffalo hummus 129

TELL ME: If you live in the States, how did you celebrate Super Bowl Sunday?  Who were you rooting for?  Have you ever tried Buffalo Hummus?


  1. So I just bought tahini paste for the first time and am so excited because that means I can start making hummus at home! Definitely adding this recipe to my list. It looks like something both Vishnu and I would enjoy! Hope you had a nice weekend, N!

  2. Now THAT's what I call a Superbowl spread! I'm with you about indulging every so often...as much as I love eating healthily, there's a time and place ;)! I didn't watch the Superbowl as I don't understand football at all...and I"m not even sure it was showing in Mumbai! I did however YouTube Beyonce's performance and I'm not surprised if she stole the show- simply amazing! Thanks to Twitter, I also heard about the power outage...it made me laugh because that was the norm every day when I was living in Nigeria!

  3. What a spread! I haven't tried buffalo hummus yet but I just know I would LOVE it because I am all about spicy dips!

  4. Yes PLEASE! I love the spice! Such a great addition to regular hummus.

  5. What an incredibly delciious twist on hummus :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. @Parita - I wanna try more variations of Hummus.. tahini alone tastes so good. Let me know if you make this how it turns out. I enjoyed it, can't say I loved loved it.

  7. @Khushboo - LOL! I know, losing power was quite the norm in Nigeria.. I remember. :) Beyonce was fabulous! OMG, that woman can sing, dance, do it all. Thanks, the spread was awesome. I really enjoyed it.

  8. @Bianca - haha.. I love spicy stuff too. The regular stuff just doesn't do it for me.

  9. @Natalie
    Thanks guys.. the spice does help.

  10. Oh wow, what a great idea to have hummus as a buffalo flavor? I never thought of that. One question though. Don't you find that making hummus with organic chick peas gives you a different hummus consistency? I have done hummus twice with them in the past and I like the smoother consistency I get with conventional chickpeas :-) Anyhow, yours looks delicious and I should make hummus again soon!!

  11. Looks incredible. All of it.

    Nothing good was eaten around here...Maya was sick and was throwing up all over the place. Wasn't exactly conducive to a good meal. :(

  12. Thats a nice addition to the yummy hummus. I am yet to try the parsley hummus of yours....need to pick up tahini the next time i go shopping. Looks beautiful:)

    Superbowl - SFO ofcourse:)But then my little one was down with a bad cough...so no party this year:)

  13. I've tried lots of hummus recipes, but never a spicy one. Looks delicious- I'm sure I would love it!

  14. Um amazing... And honestly you can't call that pigging out because you had VEGGIES on the table! haha So good bumping into you at Trader's and holding up traffic no matter where we stood. See you tomorrow night! :)

  15. @Lauren - haha, I know veggies are always a good thing. Yes, I love how we held up traffic.. so freakin' crowded at TJ. Yes, see you tomorrow. Can't wait. :)

  16. @Christin - I'm sure you would, it even tastes better the next day.

  17. @Nina - awww.. didn't know you had a little one. I love tahini on it's own, I could just eat all the tahini on my own. :-)

  18. @Ameena - thanks! Sorry that was Maya was sick.. hope she is feeling better now. :)

  19. @eatgood4life - you know, I'll have to keep that in mind next time I make hummus.. the taste and consistency. I buy my chickpeas at Whole Foods.. I'll have to buy a regular Progresso one and compare the 2. :)

  20. I am so excited to have another hummus recipe :) and I love all your recipe, pretty sure this one is killer too. I love all your eats for the superbowl...Beyonce was the best.

  21. @Dixya - Thank you so much, you're so sweet. This one is yummy, but I think it tastes even better the next day, so it would be good to make it ahead of time for a party. Beyonce rocked! :)

  22. I love coriander ..and the smell..
    I have one small non stick pan for quick,fast meals...the rest is stainless steel..
    Btw, what were you cooking in the first photo?

  23. It was a nice twist on hummus to have Buffalo sauce in it. It had a nice zing to it and I loved the freshness of it. JC

  24. @Amelia - I love coriander too.. in the first photo above, in green, that is guacamole. Did you mean to comment on this post ? http://www.honeywhatscooking.com/2013/02/fridays-favorite-things-2813.html

  25. @JC - thanks.. had a zing and tasted better the next day.

  26. I made this today and it was fantastic! Thanks!

  27. @Nicole - Awesome. So glad it worked out for you, thanks for sharing.


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