Move over ranch dressing! Caramelized onion hummus is the perfect way to cool off these slightly-spicy buffalo tofu bowls.
Disclosure: I received free samples of Sabra mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
As I mentioned a few posts back, I’ve been trying to incorporate more plant based proteins into our meals lately. Some benefits of incorporating more meatless meals into your regular rotation include prevention of many chronic diseases (heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers), increased fiber and variety of vitamins and minerals, and oftentimes feeling fuller on less saturated fat and calories. Personally, I’ve found that incorporating more plant-based meals has given me more energy (no more feeling like a nap after lunch) and gotten me out of my food comfort zone.
While Meatless Monday is a popular way for people to start eating more plant-based foods, it’s all about what fits best into your lifestyle. I personally started out doing vegetarian lunches with meat at dinner, but lately I’ve gone to all vegetarian meals at home then enjoying meat or fish when we go out to eat or over to a friend’s house for dinner. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing! And these warmer summer months is the perfect time to start upping your plant-based meals game as so many fruits and vegetables are in season.
One question that I often get about meatless meals is what protein sources to use. You can start out with foods that you and your family are already familiar with: beans, lentils, quinoa, and then slowly start experimenting with soy-based proteins like tofu, tempeh, and edamame. There are many more great vegetarian protein sources out there, but one of my favorites that many people forget is a protein is hummus.
Sabra Hummus is a plant-based protein source that you can find in pretty much any large grocery store. Not only is it easy to find, but Sabra Hummus comes in more than a dozen flavors making it easy to satisfy everyone in your household. While you can go the obvious route by using hummus to dip veggies into, I encourage you to think outside of the box and use it in a variety of dishes. Seriously, Sabra Hummus is so versatile and, most importantly, smooth, creamy and delicious!
This recipe was inspired by my buffalo lentil “meatballs.” While buffalo sauce usually means ranch or blue cheese dressing, I wanted a healthier option that would have healthier fats and a little protein boost, while still being creamy and help to cool off the spiciness. Enter in hummus. Or more specifically Sabra’s Caramelized Onion Hummus. Oh my word. Yes, you can use any flavor of hummus that you think would go well with the buffalo sauce, but the slight sweetness of the caramelized onion goes just so perfectly with the spicy buffalo sauce. Do me a favor and give it a try – I promise you’ll love it!
So here’s a toast to buffalo sauce’s new soul mate: caramelized onion hummus!
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Now this is a flavor combo I could get behind!
Thanks Serena 🙂 hope you give it a try!
Looks like such a flavorful meal!
Thanks Brittany! It’s packed with flavor but surprisingly nothing is too overpowering
These look so flavorful- makes me want to try tofu again 🙂
Thanks Deanna! Buffalo sauce on almost anything is a win 😉