Thursday, February 2, 2012

46 Vegetarian Super Bowl XLVI Party Recipes

Whether you are watching the Super Bowl for the commercials or to cheer on your team, one thing is for sure, it's about the food. We have 46 irresistible game day recipes to make your Super Bowl XLVI party delicious and healthier!

...XLVI is 46 in case you are having trouble remembering Roman numerals

I love game day food. Maybe it's my Texan roots, but nothings gets me more excited than food for football games. When I was a kid, watching football in our house meant eating guacamole, 7 layer bean dip, and ... queso. As I embarrassingly admitted previously, the Super Bowl is the *only* time of year I crave Velveeta in the form of chile con queso (not to be confused with chili con queso). Folks from Texas have a very special place in our hearts for Velveeta, especially when it is melted with Rotel (canned diced tomatoes and green chiles).  No, chile con queso is not local. No, it's not good for you. No, it's probably not even natural. Yes, it is pretty darn delicious.

Even though the Niners lost, we will still be hosting a Super Bowl party and eating game day food. Of course I will be making my famous best guacamole ever and my two favorite "salsas": a cumin-and-chili-powder-scented black bean, corn, and avocado salad and a mango jalapeno salsa with red onion and cilantro. Try serving the southwestern black bean and corn salad with Terra Spiced Sweet Potato Chips; it's a nice mix up from the usual tortilla chips.

After much research I found a worthy vegetarian chili recipe from amateaur gourmet that will definitely make an appearance this year. Inspired by  the girl who ate everything I plan to serve my 7 layer dip in individual cups!

Aren't these truffled footballs from bakerella darling? 

As promised here are 46 Vegetarian and Vegan Super Bowl Recipes to make your Super Bowl XLVI party delicious and healthier!

guacamole- the best ever
roasted tomato salsa
southwestern black bean, corn, and avocado salad
mango, jalapeno, and lime salsa
cannellini bean "hummus" spread
eggplant caponata
tzatiki with pita chips
queso fundido with roasted poblano peppers and mushroom
baked ricotta with herbs
7 layer dip
williams-sonoma tried and true french onion dip

Things on toast 
leek ragu on crostini
feta salsa verde crostini
spicy chickpea bruschetta
pan-fried bruschetta (inspired by Julia & Julia)
roasted radishes on crostini

Finger foods
smoky fried chick peas
kale chips, spicy
truffled popcorn with parmigiano reggiano
oven-roasted tomatoes with goat cheese and basil
padron peppers with coarse salt
sweet potato wedges, spiced
monkey bread with dill, butter and sea salt
rosemary roasted fingerling potatoes with crème fraîche and chives
spanakopita triangles and caramelized onion goat cheese triangles
samosas with potato and pea
kachori with peas  
asparagus wrapped in phyllo

cherry tomato margherita pizza
mushroom truffled flatbread
broccoli rabe (spigarello) pizza with oil cured olives, garlic and fresh mozzarella
summer squash pizza with thyme

Tacos (and stuffed pepper)
black bean taco with avocado and radish and cilantro-lime salsa 
black bean and sweet potato tacos with smokey chipotle salsa
braised greens tacos with tomato chipotle salsa and queso fresco (or feta)
roasted poblano peppers, mushroom and roasted corn tacos
gypsy peppers stuffed with roasted corn, manchego and queso fresco

don't miss the meat vegetarian chili
Cookies and Brownies
cranberry, white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies
dulce de leche brownies
chewy chocolate chip cookies

Askim (mezcal)
Caipirinhas (cachaça)
Cinder (tequila and mezcal)
Jalapeno margarita (tequila)
Silver monk (tequila)

Southwestern Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Salad
1 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained OR 2 cup cooked black beans
1 cup corn, if using frozen rinsed and thawed
1 to 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 red onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and finely diced
1 large avocado, peeled, seeded, and diced
1 lime, juiced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
kosher salt

In a large bowl, combine black beans, corn, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Drizzle with lime juice, and stir to coat well. Add cumin, chili powder, and kosher salt, tossing gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to let the flavors combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Just before serving, add avocado and gently toss to combine.

Serve with Terra spicy sweet potato chips, Terra vegetable chips, or tortilla chips.

Mango, Jalapeno, and Lime Salsa
2 mangoes, peeled, seeded, and diced into 1/2" cubes
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and diced
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
4 green onions, both white and green parts sliced
1 lemon, juiced
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp olive oil
kosher salt

In a small bowl, combine lemon and lime juice. Whisk in olive oil, season with kosher salt. Combine mango, red onion, jalapeno, and tomato in serving bowl. Pour dressing over, and gently toss to combine. Add green onions and cilantro. Gently toss to mix. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Let sit for 10 minutes to let the flavors meld together.

Serve with tortilla chips.


  1. We are remembering football games of past when we had Dr. O in the house to provide us with the best football food! Hope your spread tomorrow is lovely and delish. xxoo

    1. Such sweet memories! Hope you and the fam had a fun super bowl!

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