Football season is right around the corner, and so is everything “buffalo”. This chickpea salad twist on buffalo chicken is meatless, spicy, and perfect for a quick weeknight meal or game day snack.
I just realized that as I am hearing a lot of the men in my life start very seriously discussing their fantasy football teams for this season, football is quickly approaching. Not that I follow football, but I love making and preparing different game day snacks. One of my favorite things to make is dip. I love playing around and making different kinds- a tomato salsa thats fresh and ready for some chips, a warm and creamy dip, a sweet dip, whatever. I love playing around and making new things, and it’s one of my football Sunday traditions. Do you guys have any football Sunday traditions? Tell me about them!
Back to dip- one of my favorite dips to make ALL THE TIME in high school was buffalo chicken dip. And if it wasn’t dip, it was buffalo chicken wraps. I think that lasted into college as well. Well, my diet has changed a little since then. But, I still find myself craving that delicious buffalo taste. I mean come on, who doesn’t love a little Red Hot?
Enter the NEW buff chick wrap, although this time the “chick” comes from chickpea salad instead of chicken. The wraps are lettuce, and you could easily snack on these all football game long. Perfect buffalo flavor with a little bit of a healthy flare. 6 ingredients stuffed into a lettuce wrap? Effortless. Now use your effort for your fantasy drafts.
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- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup hot sauce
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt or mayo
- 3 tbsps spicy brown mustard
- 1 stalk celery, diced small
- 1 tbsp paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4-6 stalks of romain lettuce
- Add chickpeas, hot sauce, yogurt, and mustard to a large bowl and mash, leaving some chunks.
- Add the celery and spices to the chickpea mixture and stir until well mixed.
- Serve the chickpea mixture inside the pieces of romaine as "wraps".
- Optional: add additional toppings such as tomatoes, cheese, or sprouts.