Buffalo Chickpea Dip with celery

Buffalo Chickpea Dip

Bean dips are a truly beautiful thing. And this Buffalo Chickpea Dip is no exception. Want something that is tasty and also has good nutrition? Looking for a quick and delicious snack or appetizer? Congratulations, you found it! πŸ˜€

Buffalo Chickpea Dip is packed with flavor, and the chickpeas add fiber and plant protein while providing an awesome texture. That being said, of course feel free to experiment and try this with other beans or pulses, too. Playing in the kitchen with beans is always a good idea, after all.

Buffalo Chickpea Dip

Recipe by A Legume a DayCourse: Snacks, AppetizersDifficulty: Easy


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This Buffalo Chickpea Dip is packed with flavor, and the chickpeas add fiber and plant protein.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas

  • 2-3 Tbs hot pepper sauce (recommend Frank’s hot sauce for that typical buffalo flavor)

  • 1 Tbs lemon juice

  • ~3 Tbs plain yogurt (regular or Greek)

  • 1/2 tsp dried dill

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1 Tbs fresh parsley or 1/2 tsp dried parsley (optional)

  • 1 Tbs chives or 1 green onion (optional, for topping)

  • Blue cheese crumbles (optional, for topping)

  • Serving suggestions: celery, carrot sticks, pretzels, crackers, chips


  • Drain the chickpeas, saving the cooking liquid.
  • Add the chickpeas, hot pepper sauce, lemon juice, yogurt, dill, onion powder, and parsley to a high-powered blender or food processor. Start with 2 Tbs hot sauce and add more later if needed.
  • Puree until desired consistency is reached, scraping down sides as necessary. Personally, I like this dip to be a bit chunky. For a smoother dip though, use a small splash of the chickpea cooking liquid to thin and help reach the texture you like.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed. Put dip into a serving dish.
  • Finely diced chives or green onion. Sprinkle over the Buffalo Chickpea Dip, along with blue cheese crumbles if using. Serve with your favorite dippables.

Recipe Video

I want to give 8 Track Foods a shout-out because their post on Buffalo Chickpea Dip is what inspired me to create a recipe for this!

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Buffalo Chickpea Dip Nutrition Facts

I created this in Nutritionist Pro. Of course, this can vary based on brands and ingredients, but it is meant to provide you a rough idea of the nutrition facts for this Buffalo Chickpea Dip.

Buffalo Chickpea Dip Nutrition Facts
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Bean Dip Inspiration

Bean dips are – at least in my opinion – one of the greatest ways to eat lots of beans. When you puree beans, all of a sudden eating one and a half cups in one sitting becomes more like a few bites. My husband and I often bring bean dips hiking and probably have 1.5 – 2 cups each. And, bean dips store well and are usually pretty flexible, allowing you to use whatever bean(s) you have on hand. Aaaaand they often can double as delicious toast/wrap/sandwich spreads.

What are some of your favorite bean dips? I would love to hear in the comments!

Here are some bean dip ideas:

Happy bean eating, everyone!


  1. Lia Harper

    This recipe sounds very tasty! I’m going to try it. I especially like having a vegetarian version.

  2. Lia Harper

    P.S. I like having the video! It lets me know just how easy it is to prepare this.

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