Sometimes you have all day to shop and prepare tasty snacks for a party. And sometimes you don't.

Either way, this recipe lets you impress your friends with a spicy homemade hummus that’s ready in minutes using items from your pantry: canned chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans), tahini (sesame paste) and hot sauce.

It’s great drizzled with olive oil and served with pita chips or raw vegetables.

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This hummus is also great for spicing up sandwiches.

If you’re making it ahead of time, keep your hummus in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Buffalo Hummus:

1 can (15.5 oz.) chickpeas, drained, rinsed

¼ cup tahini

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (original flavor)

2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth.

Transfer to serving bowl. If desired, drizzle with additional olive oil and serve with pita chips.

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