>> Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Superbowl is one week away! The three things I think about when I hear Superbowl? Football, commercials, and food. And the food almost always includes chips. I've got a great Garden of Eatin' chip giveaway on A Life Less Sweet Reviews. Hurry over and leave a comment to enter!
Superbowl food is about fun food. Food you can pick up and maybe get your fingers a little messy. A past favorite of mine? Rotel dip. You know - Velveeta with a can of Rotel mixed in. I like Rotel dip, I'll admit it, but Superbowl food doesn't have to include fake cheese. I'm going to give just a few options that are just as fun, but maybe up the flavor factor a bit.
First up, sliders. How can you go wrong with itty-bitty hamburgers? I like to make my own buns for my sliders, but you could simply substitute a dinner roll for the bun to save a little time. (Watch those ingredients if you buy your rolls!) And if you're not in the mood for a hamburger, try a chicken slider or a roasted portobello mushroom slider for a vegetarian option.
Nachos are always great football food, but they can be more than fake cheese poured over chips. Try going for a more sophisticated nacho. These nachos are easy to make and delicious.
Or go for an nontraditional nacho. These Beans and Sweet Potato Nachos are healthy and delicious football food.
One of my favorite finger foods is bruschetta. Traditional bruschetta is simply toasted bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Modern bruschetta is toasted bread topped with whatever makes you happy. My favorite bruschetta is toasted bread topped with a smear of basil pesto, chopped tomato, and crumbled goat cheese. So simple and so good!
Of course, dips are a must for the Superbowl. This year, I have my eye on this Mediterranean 7 Layer Dip recipe from Cooking with My Kid. I'll make my own hummus as the base. (Hummus alone would make a great Superbowl dip.) This Creamy Garlic and Herb Dip from Cooking Light looks great for vegetables and chips alike.
Want some more ideas? Cooking Light, Epicurious, and Eating Well all have some great looking Superbowl recipes.