It’s that time of year again; time to pull out the team jerseys and pull out all the stops when it comes to laying out a great spread for your Super Bowl Party. Football fans and vegetarian snacks may not seem to go together all that naturally, but we have quite a few vegetarian friends who love the game and love the Bowl and we plan on making a huge deal out of it this year. We also have quite a few non-vegetarian friends coming to watch the game, so I went on a hunt for some carnivore-friendly recipes that will keep everyone happy.
Good Morning America.com has a terrific post by writer Lauren Towissi, who shares some of the best vegetarian super bowl party ideas from around the internet. They all look delicous. I plan on using some of them for our vegetarian Super Bowl party and I thought you might like to check them out, too.
One of the recipes is a wonderful-looking Meaty Chili Without Meat, by chef Richard Blaise.
It gets its rich color and a bit of tang from beet juice and the heartiness comes from a combination of brown rice, mushrooms and chickpeas. You can also find a link to Emeril’s Vegetarian Chili recipe if you want to try another meatless version.
Speaking of Emeril, his Portobello ‘Burgers’ With Ricotta, Arugula and Truffle Oil on Brioche rolls look ridiculously good. I love portobello burgers and their meaty texture have always been a great way to get that burger feel without the meat. This is definitely a gourmet version, so I’ll save it for making when I don’t have a houseful of guests.
However, I will be serving Daphne Oz’s St. Louis Nachos.
It’s the mango salsa that convinced me. It’ll be a very different flavor for this traditional Super Bowl snack and I have a feeling it’ll go over well.
The fourth recipe in the post is for The Meatball Shop’s Veggie Balls, delicious looking little balls made of lentils and topped with a fresh basil and spinach pesto. They look like a great recipe to make a day ahead and then reheat, so you can spend more time in front of the TV and less in front of the stove.
I’d love to hear what you’ll be making for game day, especially if you’ll be cooking up a feast for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.