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If you follow our blog, you know that my dad is a farmer. His career is something that I did not fully appreciate until I became an adult and realized how much effort and diligence goes into feeding others. When I was younger, I knew that my dad was going to walk in the door exhausted and muddy. Those two things were always a given. However, it was not until I was older that I valued how hard he worked not only for our family but also to feed so many other families.




Buffalo Hummus Pitas

While my dad farms many different crops, one thing that he really loves growing is beans. He will not recall this the same way that I do, but I remember him asking me one day when I was young, what new crop he should grow next. I had no idea how garbanzo beans were grown, but I knew that I absolutely loved eating them at home. Without any hesitation, I told him to grow garbanzo beans. Months later, my dad had a field of garbanzo beans and has been growing them ever since. These buffalo hummus pitas are a tribute to my dad’s work and highlights one of my favorite foods – the garbanzo bean.




 

Buffalo Hummus Pitas

Beans are an incredible staple in our house. We add them to so many of our dishes and even use them as the main ingredient in some meals. Beans are a fantastic thing because they have so many unbelievable health benefits. They are heart helpers, are low in fat, are full of protein, provide energy and are very satisfying. Additionally, they are low in cost, allowing for them to contribute positively to your health on any food budget. We also love how they are so many varieties and that they are so very versatile. This month, we will be featuring many recipes that highlight different beans so that this healthy food can grace your dinner table as well. For more nutritional information about beans and how beans are grown in California, click here.




Buffalo Hummus Pitas

These buffalo hummus pitas will definitely become one of your favorite meals, guaranteed. We love how simple the hummus was to make and how it packed so much flavor! Every bite was a wonderful experience that was so rich and perfectly spicy. If you are someone who loves an overwhelming buffalo flavor, this recipe will be your new go-to. Using garbanzo beans as the main ingredient, these buffalo hummus pitas were inexpensive to make, were ready in no time, and were bursting with amazing flavors! Make them for a simple weeknight or for a backyard party. They will be a definite crowd pleaser!




Buffalo Hummus Pitas




Buffalo Hummus Pitas

Buffalo Hummus Pitas

Ingredients

    For the Hummus
  • 2 cups Canned Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons Tahini
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Buffalo Wing Sauce (2 tablespoons is mild and 4 is hot)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • For the Pitas
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken (we used half, but the whole chicken could be used as well)
  • 4-6 Pitas
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Spinach Leaves

Instructions

    For the Hummus
  1. Place the chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, paprika and buffalo wing sauce in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. For the Pitas
  3. Prepare the rotisserie chicken by shredding it and placing the desired pieces in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. In the same bowl, add the Greek yogurt, wing sauce, blue cheese crumbles and any remaining chickpeas. Mix all ingredients together.
  5. Spread the hummus inside of each pita. Place chicken mixture and spinach into each pita. Enjoy!
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