It’s game time, sports fans! With the Super Bowl coming soon, now is the time to prepare for your game day festivities. Almost important as the game itself is the food you plan to serve! Although there are many perfect foods for watching the big game
, nothing says game day like chips and dip. A healthier alternative to chips and dip is hummus -- a traditional Middle Eastern dip. Hummus proves, healthy does not mean tasteless. Check out my list of the best hummus recipes for Superbowl Sunday.
When you want something with “kick” in a flash, nothing is easier than roasted red pepper hummus. Roasted red peppers can be purchased fresh or in a jar, saving you time without sacrificing flavor.
For someone not used to hummus, roasted garlic hummus is the perfect way to get them introduced to this flavorful dip. This recipe does not include tahini, which is often included when preparing hummus. The garlic adds plenty of flavor without being overwhelming.
Although hummus is not traditionally made with black beans, this black bean hummus is a nice alternative. Tahini and garlic are added to kick up the flavor that pairs perfectly with pita.
This is one of the most popular flavors of hummus, and once you make it, you’ll know why. Sun dried tomatoes add a wealth of flavor. I guarantee with this you won’t be missing salsa at all.
Kalamata olive hummus is one of my favorites to make. While there are a couple of more ingredients that you would normally find in hummus, it’s still just as easy to make. The flavors compliment each other perfectly. Combine with pita chips and you’ve got a winner of a dip.
This is a bold hummus bursting with flavor. Basil, garlic, and cumin meld together to form a unique taste reminiscent of the Mediterranean. I would serve this alongside other flavors of hummus as it’s a perfect example of how variety proves to be interesting and tasty.
White bean hummus is another alternative to the traditional method of making hummus with chickpeas. This is perfect for those that might not like the flavor of chickpeas but love the texture of hummus.
This is always a winner for me, simply because it contains red peppers. Red peppers add great flavor to any dish they are added to, and hummus is no exception. I like this best with pita bread or pita chips.
For some hummus with “kick” and heat, you can’t go wrong with jalapeno hummus. When preparing, you can opt to leave the seeds in for even more intense flavor. This flavor, more than any, screams Super Bowl to me.
Here hummus gets some heat with a twist. You’ll get some smoked flavor from the chipotle, and the cilantro freshens and enhances all ingredients to pull together one awesome dip. If I had to choose, this version of hummus might just be my pick as game day winner.