Being from West Texas (the heart of Friday Night Lights), the love of football is in our blood. Chips and queso along with cheap beer also runs through our veins from our earlier years. But this year for the Super Bowl we’re trying something a little different – Super Bowls. Basically, our table will have a big spread of ‘super food’ ingredients (fruits and vegetables high in nutrients) from quinoa to kale and avocado so friends can pile high their bowls full of goodness, snacking a refilling throughout the game.
When making a super bowl the ingredients are really up to you (lists of super-foods are endless and generally defined as fruits and vegetables high in specific nutrients). Here are a few of what I chose for this occasion:
Bulgar (you can use quinoa or brown rice here too or any grain of your choosing)
Roasted Veggies (brussels, sweet potatoes and beets)
Roasted Spiced Chickpeas
Micro Greens and Sprouts
Avocado Lime Dressing or a Dressing of your choosing
Here are a few more ideas for toppings that I think would work well:
a fried egg
roasted cauliflower or broccoli
seeds like sunflower or sesame seeds
shredded veggies like carrots or cucumber
cilantro or parsley
And I’ll be honest here, there may be some queso at the end of the table too but at least our bowls will be filled with all of this goodness first. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend whether or not you enjoy football!
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 2 large beets, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup Brussels sprouts, sliced in half
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed and roasted
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 bundle of kale
- 1 cup bulgar wheat
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 2 handfuls micro greens or sprouts
- 1 recipe honey lime avocado dressing
- Turn oven to 425 degrees. Peel then chop sweet potatoes and beets into similar sized squares, then cut Brussels in half. Toss the vegetables in olive oil (use coconut oil if you're really going for the super foods here), salt, and cumin (being generous with the salt). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and drizzle with olive oil then lay out the vegetables in one layer. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until tender and brown on the edges.
- Meanwhile, cook the bulgar wheat. Rinse the grain a few times pouring off the cloudy water. Then combine the 1 cup bulgar with 2 cups of cold water in a pot on the stove. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15-20 minutes or until water is absorbed.
- Next Roast the Chickpeas. These can roast while the veggies are finishing up roasting (10-15 minutes with oil and salt).
- Chop or tear the kale into bite sized pieces and throw into a bowl. Once the vegetables and chickpeas are done, place them also in individual bowls. Same with micro greens, bulgar, and almonds. What you're going for is a whole lot of bowls with a whole lot of ingredients.
- Whisk up the avocado dressing and pour into a jar.
- Spread out all the ingredients along your table and stack up a few bowls. Let your guests fill their bowls to their liking.
What a fun idea!
Thanks Kalyn! Fun and tasty too 😉
These look insanely delicious.
Have you tried drizzling honey on the chickpeas? If you put them back in the oven for a bit the honey caramelizes and the chickpeas have a candied shell, so good.
Um… brilliant!! I’m going to have to roast another batch soon and try that out. We should share kitchen tips and what we’re cooking more often! Miss you!!
Your pictures are just gorgeous!
Thanks Elizabeth, that’s so kind of you to tell me that 🙂 Makes my day!
I LOVE this idea! Superbowl parties are usually all about the cheese and the beer which make it really hard to still watch what youre eating,(if you’re trying!), so this is genius! Filling, hearty, but so good for you! Love it!
Thanks Alaina! We always eat so much while we’re watching football, so it’s nice to not have to worry so much about quantity if you’re eating things that are good for ya!
gorgeous! super bowls for the super bowl – so clever!
I made a super foods salad earlier this year and had such a fun time photographing (and eating) it. These bowls are gorgeous!
Thanks! Super-foods are pretty 😉
Made these…. LOVED them. We didn’t have a Superbowl party but I partied every single lunch break at work when I got to enjoy this bounty 🙂
That makes me so happy Sophie!! Glad you enjoyed them!
What is in the dressing?
Stephanie, it’s an avocado lime and honey dressing. The recipe is also posted on my blog – https://www.thevintagemixer.com/2014/01/honey-lime-avocado-dressing-recipe/ enjoy!
Where is the recipe or instructions for the dressing?
Thanks Lee Anne, the dressing is in the next post. Here’s the link – https://www.thevintagemixer.com/2014/01/honey-lime-avocado-dressing-recipe/
I will have to make!
I’m from West TX too (Odessa). I understand the love for queso 🙂
Great to hear from someone else from West Texas! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Sounds so GOOD. I enjoy cooking and want to make this from your recipe.
What a beautiful post! The pictures are gorgeous and I can’t wait to make my own Super Bowl.
This looks so good! Were they served room temperature? Or hot? Chilled? Thanks!
Room temp is perfect! I let the veggies cool down a bit before serving. Hope that helps! enjoy!
Made this tonight it was so delicious! Everything was perfect and I feel great after eating it.
Sarah, that makes me so happy! Thanks for reporting back!
Where did you get those beautiful wooden bowls in the very top pic?
These look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try these out. Most impressive 🙂
This just blew my mind and taste buds!!! Incredible, thank you for sharing!
I just made this tonight. It was fantastic!
How does this travel? Always looking for healthy hiking or camping foods. It would have to be made at home and then eaten….within a few hours? The next day?
Thanks for sharing.
Shelley, this sauce on this I don’t think would travel well but everything else. Maybe you could just dress it with oil and balsamic. Throw everything layered in a jar with the dressing on the bottom and shake before eating. I made something similar for a camp dinner recently! Enjoy
Yummy!! These bowls look so amazing!! http://www.lovesthefind.com/
This recipe was great! As a busy college student, I made a big batch and had dinner prepared for an entire week! I substituted the avocado sauce for a ginger/sesame salad dressing for an Asian flare, and it was great!
Love the ginger sesame dressing idea! Sounds amazing
Thank you,it’s wonderful.