People who follow my tweets are probably very aware of my love of hummus. Especially buffalo and edamame. I eat them a LOT. In fact, paired with whole wheat pita, it is my favorite lunch at home, when I'm not snacking on leftovers from the night before that is.
Hummus is expensive though, especially the more gourmet varieties, which of course are the ones my palate prefers. So I have been on a mission to start making my own.
I used a basic hummus recipe from About.com and then added the extra ingredients I wanted.
To the recipe I added 3 tablespoons of Buffalo Red Hot Wings Sauce
Then, I combined another 1 tablespoon of the buffalo sauce with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a 1/4 cup of garbanzo beans and added it to a small well in the center of the hummus.
This gives the hummus a little bite, but isn't too hot.
Tip: Taste a little of the hot sauce before adding it to yours to get an idea of how to adjust the recipe to your liking.
To this recipe, I added 1/3 cup edamame. Then I added a combination of 2 tablespoons olive oil with 1 tablespoon fresh parsley to the well in the center.
I was really happy with the result of both. But I do have to get the other hummus eaters (husband and teenager) to weigh-in with their opinion.