40 Veg-Friendly Recipes for Your Superbowl
Are you ready for some football?
I’m going to claim a permanent “no” on that one.
But I’m ready for some creative commercials.
A whole heap of Beyoncé. (I am so pleased to know that “Beyoncé” is in spell check with a little accent over the ‘e’. She’s earned that, don’t you think?)
And bring. on. the. eats.
If you don’t know what you’re making yet, I’ve updated our list of veg-friendly favorites for your Superbowl spread.
Let’s do this.
Snacks and appetizers:
Pizza Pockets : this easy app is made from pre-made pizza dough and filled with all your favorite toppings.
Sangria for All : a non-alcoholic treat for the whole crew.
Ranch Oyster Crackers : just like the kind made with the packet, but without the junk.
Spicy Black Bean Dip : a knockoff (and even tastier?) version of Trader Joe’s dip.
Almost Chipotle Guacamole : You don’t have to pay $1.50 extra for this.
Salt and Lime Tortilla Chips with Strawberry Avocado Salsa : I can’t get enough of these tart and salty chips. If you can’t find strawberries in season, you can sub pomegranate seeds or even diced orange segments.
Mexican Lettuce Wraps : build-your-own wraps of roasted chickpeas, veggies and all your favorite taco trimmings.
Black Bean and Roasted Corn Nacho Bites with Avocado Crema : these bite-sized cups pack a powerful flavor punch.
Ain’t No Butter Chex Mix : a dairy-free version of the traditional recipe.
Curry Kale Chips : anybody can buy a bag of potato chips. These nutritious and zesty chips will stand out in the crowd.
7 Layer Dip : it wouldn’t be Superbowl without it.
Falafel Stuffed Pitas with Tahini Sauce : hearty, crispy falafel with a rich, tangy spread.
Slow Cooker Seitan Carnitas : if you haven’t tried seitan, this is the way to do it: juicy, flavorful and easy, served on tortillas with all the fixins.
Philly Cheese Steaks on Pretzel Subs : marinated mushrooms are piled with onions and cheese, and served on homemade pretzel buns.
Spicy Tofu Soft Tacos : tofu is marinated in zesty spices and then broiled before being stuffed in soft tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and the like.
BBQ Black Bean Pita Pizzas : it doesn’t get easier than this. Barbecue sauce, black beans, cheese and pineapple on store-bought whole wheat pitas.
Border Bean Burritos with Mild Sauce : just like Taco Bell without the unwanted repercussions.
Tastier Eggplant Burgers : eggplant is sautéed with Mediterranean spices and flavors and then melded together into a hearty patty that is pan-fried and served on a whole wheat bun.
Black-eyed Pea Salad : some call it cowboy caviar, but with roasted corn, peppers, black-eyed peas, chili powder, cumin and lime, I call it delicious.
Big Fat Greek Veggie Burgers : big Greek patties made of chickpeas, kalamata olives, feta cheese and all sorts of Greek flavors.
Yukon Gold White Bean Basil Burgers : part mashed potatoes and part white beans, this herby, crispy burger is the best of both worlds.
Tempeh Tamale Pie : tempeh is grated and combined with beans, tomato sauce and spices and topped with a corny, cheesy cornbread crust before baking. Yum.
Curried Sweet Potato Tater Tot Casserole : a healthified, Indian-twist on the old cafeteria favorite.
Tofu and Mushroom Lettuce Cups : broiled tofu, tangy sauce and mushrooms is stuffed into lettuce leaves along with fresh herbs and veggies.
Sloppy Josephines : Joes are beef. Josephines are French lentils. Oooh la la.
Loaded Baked Potato Soup : You can load this potato soup with all sorts of toppings (and it’s also loaded with a secret veggie…shhh….)
Sweets and Treats:
Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Footballs : these little cookie dough balls taste even better than they look. And they’re cute little buggers.
Totally Oatmeal Scotchies : a gluten-free, whole grain version of what may very well be my favorite cookie ever.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie : call it a pizzokie if you like. Just make it.
Coconut Curry Caramel Corn : Cracker Jacks are for baseball. This is for YOU.
Almond Joy Cookie Bars : one of my very first recipes, with oats, coconut, almond butter and chocolate chips, it’s a winner.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls : you can’t beat these doughy, peanut buttery, melt in your mouth treats.
Hello Dolly Bars : you can make these “magic” bars with your own homemade sweetened condensed milk. Studded with chocolate chips, coconut, butterscotch and roasted nuts, they are irresistible.
Snickerdoodle Blondies : the same flavors of your favorite cinnamony cookie, but in a gooey gluten-free bar.
Cookie Dough Dip : a dairy-free, cashew based cookie dough dip for dunking pretzels, fruit slices and faces.
Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies : these chocolate chip cookies are anything but generic. The extra step of browning the butter is more than worth it.
Double Chocolate Single Chin Brownies : heavy on chocolate, light(er) on calories. Win win.
Peanut Butter Blondies with Chocolate Ganache : another oldie, but a goodie. These dairy-free bars are almost more like peanut butter fudge than cake, and the ganache puts them totally over the top.
So there you have it. And now I’m hungry.
Enjoy the game and your weekend, friends!