America's favorite annual sporting event is about to kick off once again and along with it, parties across the country. Super Bowl XXXVIIdestination San Diegothe city known for its sunny weather, beaches and fish tacos. Even if you don't have tickets, you can bring the game to your party guests with this winning menu.
Score big and spice up your party playbook with some of these healthy FoodFit favorites featuring flavorful foods inspired by California cuisine. These recipes will steer you clear of high fat, high calorie foods, so that you can keep those extra pounds off.
While the players are still warming up on the field, start the evening off by serving Roasted Red Pepper Spread with fresh vegetables and Guacamole with whole-wheat crackers, baked tortilla chips or Steven Raichlen's Tortilla Chips without Hips. Super light and packed with flavor, Tomatillo Salsa and Salsa Fresca turn your party into a totally authentic experience. These delicious recipes will give your guests the spark they need to cheer on their favorite team.
First Quarter Fare
Kick off the game with Vegetarian Black Bean Soup. Made with onions, celery, and jalapeno pepper for kick. Topped with a tangy Cilantro-Lime Cream, this soup will heat up the action and keep you going strong until half time.
You'll win fans when you lay out Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salsa and Carne Asada Tacos on a half-time buffet. These classic Southern California dishes can be topped with all your favorites such as shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and low fat cheese. Serve with Red Rice and a simple green salad for a culinary touchdown. Transform your living room into a sunny destination by making your final play of the meal a refreshing Winter Fruit Salad made with pineapples, bananas, orange juice and mint. Or, if your team is getting stomped, smooth things out with our Mexican Fresh Fruit Smoothie.
If these dishes don't whet your appetite, there's plenty more Super Bowl-suited fare on the site. What about a delicious Sundried Tomato Dip followed by some savory Ancho Turkey Chili with Roasted Corn? Or check out the recipes in our Tailgate Party Recipe Revue.
Tuck into this tasty football fare:
Roasted Red Pepper Spread
Bill Wavrin, Rancho la Puerta, Baja, Mexico
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Border Grill, Santa Monica, CA
Tortilla Chips without Hips
Sundried Tomato Dip
Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salsa
Carne Asada Tacos
Vegetarian Black Bean Soup with Cilantro-Lime Cream
Ancho Turkey Chili with Roasted Corn
Winter Fruit Salad
Mexican Fresh Fruit Smoothie