It’s Super Bowl Sunday!
By Chef Joey
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It’s Super Bowl mayhem! What better thing to do than make snacks that we can watch throughout the game? Your snacks can range from anything that comes in a bag to homemade. The best snacks, of course, are the ones you make at home.
For example, skewers are a great way to get protein, and they look so pretty! And they last a little while …
You can take a cube of feta cheese, a black olive … dress it all up in tomato and dressing with a little olive oil …
… or you can take a piece of salami and add a cherry tomato and a small mozzarella … Ovalini … sprinkle with some Italian salad dressing. Voila! Italian skewers!
You can take pumpernickel bread, spread it with spreadable cream cheese … top off with sliced cucumbers. These munchies last all day!
🌶️Here’s a so-easy Mexican dip! My friend shared it with me:
Take one Greek yogurt container and one jar of pre-made salsa. Combine the two.
Now you have a healthy protein snack that goes well with vegetables or tortilla chips! All of the above snacks are inexpensive and healthy – for your Super Bowl or any-time get-togethers!
If you’re planning on making your own Homemade Salsa…from PETA.ORG:
1 Tbsp. roasted hot oriental peppers, chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen green or red mild to medium chili peppers
1 cup tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 cup white onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and finely chopped
2-3 tsp. vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Mix the ingredients together in a blender for a few seconds.
You should get a thick juice, with some chunkier pieces.
Makes approximately 6 servings.
You may know salsa fresca by another name — pico de gallo. Both are a chunky salsa that is light on liquid but heavy on fresh ingredients.
Like many salsas, tomatoes are used as a base, but with salsa fresca, you leave your tomatoes diced but chunky.
Other common salsa ingredients are included — onion, garlic, salt, and cilantro — as well as small jalapeño pieces for a little kick.
Many salsa fresca recipes don’t require the use of a blender or food processor, but we like to use ours for a pulse or two so that the ingredients are combined – but just barely.
💙Simple Salsa Fresca
6 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 jalapeño, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cilantro
Pepper, to taste
Combine all the ingredients, except the pepper, in a blender or food processor.
Pulse once or twice only.
Season with pepper.
Makes about 1 1/2cups