Dip In

Ready for Super Bowl, soon coming on February 1? You've got your giant flat-screen primed with surround sound, you're confirming your Super Bowl party guest list, and now it's time to plan the Super Bowl party menu. Chips and dips are a must-have regardless of your main eats. Sure you can pop open those cans of premade bean dip or store-bought salsa - or you can give your football fans delicious dips that are not only homemade, but also deceptively healthy, too. Served with baked chips, pita wedges and cut veggies, your Super Bowl snacking is set. Here are some healthy Super Bowl dips plus a few other Super Bowl party recipes and tips.

Vegetables and Dip

Super Bowl party recipes


Herbed White Bean Dip

Makes about 1-1/2 cups

Ingredients:
1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed
1 garlic clove, crushed
Juice and zest of a lemon
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree. Transfer to a serving bowl. Make ahead the day before and keep refrigerated until just before the game.

Super Bowl Salsa Bean Dip

Makes about 4 cups
1 cup homemade tomato salsa or store-bought
1 (15-ounce) can of black soy beans or regular black beans, rinsed
1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen, thawed

Directions:
Toss ingredients together in a serving bowl. Make the day before and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese Dip

Makes about 2-1/2 cups 

Ingredients:
1 cup roasted red peppers
10 to 12 fresh basil leaves
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil or more for desired consistency
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted pine nuts*

Directions:
Place peppers, basil, cream cheese, balsamic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust consistency using more olive oil, if desired. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with pine nuts. If making ahead, keep refrigerated and sprinkle with pine nuts right before serving.

*To toast pine nuts, place them in a dry skillet over medium heat. Toast, shaking pan often, until they are fragrant and just golden. Do not burn. Remove from heat immediately.

More Super Bowl party recipes and tips


Super Bowl party food
Lazy Gourmet Super Bowl favorites

Super Bowl Chicken Wings
Super Bowl party tips
Super Bowl game day diet strategies

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Comments on "Healthy Super Bowl Dips"

dv January 25, 2011 | 9:49 AM

Salsa and the Super Bowl go hand in hand. The best I've ever had is Border Town Salsa (MUST TRY). It can't be beat its fresh tasting and just like a great restaurant. They even have great recipes for superbowl game day! Easier than making your own and it will be better. here's where you can get it http://bordertownfoods

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