Game day and delicious food simply go hand in hand, you feel us?
Check out our simple game day spread of delicious, easy recipes the whole fam will enjoy!
- Olive Oil
- Spice of your choice
- Balsamic (optional)
- Bread of your choice
- Place the olive oil into a high-speed blender
- Add your choice of spices
- Add in balsamic (if desired)
- Blend together, and place into a bottle to drizzle over bread, salads, or your choice of dish
Since the release of the new olive oil I’ve been on a mission to improve my hummus game.
With just a few simple ingredients, you’ve got a thick, zesty, creamy dip – perfect for your favorite crackers, bread or crunchy veggies.
- 1 can chickpeas or 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup well-stirred tahini
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt to taste
- 2 to 3 tablespoons
- Dash of paprika
- In the bowl of a food processor, combine the tahini and lemon juice and process for 1 minute, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl then process for 30 seconds more. The extra time helps “whip” or “cream” the tahini, making the hummus smooth and creamy.
- Add the olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, and ½ teaspoon of salt to the whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds or until well blended. Open, drain, and rinse the chickpeas. Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor and process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl, add remaining chickpeas and process until thick and quite smooth; 1 to 2 minutes.
A game day spread wouldn’t be complete without something spicy!
Pesto may be a summer classic, but a few seasonal ingredients transform this into a fall favorite – with the perfect bite.
The base is fresh basil, pine nuts, and garlic, with a splash of lemon juice for acidity and brightness. For that cheesy color and flavor, look no further than nutritional yeast. This keeps it dairy free and provides a boost of B12.
- 2 cups packed fresh basil (large stems removed)
- 3 tbsp pine nuts or walnuts (if nut-free, try sunflower seeds!)
- 3 large cloves garlic (peeled)
- 1 Serrano pepper
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 3-4 tbsp nutritional yeast
- ¼ tsp sea salt (plus more to taste)
- 2-3 tbsp Infused Olive Oil
- 3-6 tbsp water (plus more as needed)
- To a food processor or small blender, add basil, nuts, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, pepper, and sea salt and blend/mix on high until almost paste forms.
- Add olive oil a little eat a time (streaming in while the machine is on if possible) and scrape down sides as needed. Then add 1 tbsp (15 ml) water at a time until the desired consistency is reached – a thick but pourable sauce (if avoiding oil altogether, sub the oil with vegetable broth or just use all water)
- Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more nutritional yeast for cheesy flavor, salt for overall flavor, nuts for nuttiness, garlic for bite / zing, or lemon juice for acidity.
- Perfect for adding to sauces, dressings, bread, and more! My favorite recently has been adding it straight to bread or zucchini noodles for a beautiful, healthy side dish.
If the bulk of your Sundays are spent on the couch this time of year, no judgments! Football season is meant for idling in front of the television with great company, rooting for your favorite team in addition to attending celebratory cookouts and maybe even a tailgate or two to catch a home game!
These three dishes will surely be a hit at any game day party this season!