Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups

Have you ever purchased a bottle of buffalo sauce for a recipe and then the leftovers sat in your fridge for months, magically waiting to be used again?

Meet today’s Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups, the kind of meal you can whip up with just a few things you might have in your pantry and fridge.

Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups: Quick and easy dinner idea that comes together in less than 30 minutes.

I’ve been making this buffalo chickpea mixture for a while and using it to top a big bowl of mixed greens. I’ve even brought it to a party, or two and guests have raved about the simplicity of the dish, and of course, the buffalo flavors are on par with party food.

Other times, I’d use this mixture inside taco shells; because everything is better inside a taco, right? I think so too.

Watch how quick these come together!

But let’s not digress from why we are here. It’s January, and we are all trying to focus on keeping up with our healthy lifestyle resolutions, but no matter what we do, it seems like party food is everywhere this month too! Why would they schedule NFL playoffs and the Superbowl during this time when we are trying to eat better-for-us-food? Exactly.

These Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups are the perfect, healthy party food! You can pre-make a big platter of them and serve them to your guests (or bring them with you to a party) where I’m sure they’ll be devoured. Whether you use my homemade ranch recipe or you use store-bought dressing, this is one winner recipe everyone will love.

Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups: Quick and easy dinner idea that comes together in less than 30 minutes.

Of course, if you are buying a bottle of buffalo sauce for this recipe, I have other buffalo recipes for you to try that are also great party food. And if lettuce cups are your thing, make sure to check out these other lettuce cups recipes.

What are some of your favorite ways of using buffalo sauce?

Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups: Quick and easy dinner idea that comes together in less than 30 minutes.

Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups

Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Cups: Quick and easy dinner idea that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Ranch Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Lettuce Cups:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 14-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1-2 heads of butter lettuce (or Boston Bibb), washed and leaves separated
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Cilantro or parsley, decorative

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, parsley, dill, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; refrigerate for later.
  2. In alarge skillet over medium-high heat, heat up oil. Sauté onions, for about 5 minutes, until they turn golden and are translucent. Add chickpeas and continue to cook, stirring frequently, for another 2-3 minutes. Add buffalo sauce and heat up, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for and additional 3 minutes stirring throughout.
  3. Assemble lettuce cups by scooping 1/3 cup of chickpea mixture onto lettuce leave, drizzle with homemade ranch, and top with avocado slices.

 

Leave a Reply 3 comments

Chris Hansley - January 23, 2017 Reply

Hi Laura,
I love so many of your recipes. In the photo above I see some kind of cheese that is not listed in the ingredients. Is that Bleu, Feta or some other kind of cheese?

Thanks,
Chris

    Laura Fuentes - January 23, 2017 Reply

    It is Bleu Cheese! But you can use what you like. I really enjoy bleu cheese and buffalo together.

      Chris Hansley - January 23, 2017 Reply

      Hi Laura,

      Thanks for the response. We love Bleu Cheese too! Good luck with the new studio.

      Chris

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