June 30, 2023
Posted: January 26, 2023 10:34 am
Every year in the dead of winter, there is an event that captures the world’s attention. It’s the Super Bowl, and it is one of the most widely watched and celebrated sporting events of the year. People from all over flock to their friends and family’s homes to watch the game, and this has made way for the annual tradition of the Super Bowl party.
From chili cook-offs to burgers and dogs on the grill to a variety of Buffalo wing flavors, the Super Bowl Party has been a haven of homecooked football food and snack, and the dishes being served at the Super Bowl party is often more celebrated than the game itself. Super Bowl parties are a great way to bring people together, and everyone will be looking forward to a delicious spread of snacks and appetizers that they can enjoy while they root for their favorite team.
The centerpiece of many Super Bowl party snack foods and appetizers is the guacamole. And for good reason. The richness of the avocado, the tang of the citrus, and the savory flavor of a well-crafted guacamole recipe make for one tasty snack that can be served at any gathering. With a great guacamole recipe, oftentimes you’ll find your guests are coming to your Super Bowl party just for that.
We’re here to celebrate the avocado in all of its gameday glory. This year, why not take your Super Bowl party to the next level with some delicious avocado-based recipes? From classic guacamole to avocado fries, there are plenty of options for you to choose from — and you can be sure that these recipes will delight and inspire your guests to keep coming back year after year. So without further ado, check out some of the best avocado recipes for your Super Bowl party.
We know what you’re thinking — do you really require a history lesson to prepare avocado-based recipes for your Super Bowl party? Well, consider this a history lesson with a twist because there are some interesting stats when it comes to avocado consumption in early February.
But let’s begin at the beginning. The avocado is a fruit that originates from Central America and Mexico. It has been cultivated there since as far back as 500 B.C., when it was used in religious ceremonies and as a symbol of fertility. Avocado spread throughout the region, eventually making its way to Europe through Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century and then North America in the 19th century. It was in the 20th century that avocado began to become more widely consumed and its popularity soared with the advent of guacamole.
Guacamole has a long and rich history that dates back centuries. It is believed to have originated in the Aztec Empire in Mexico, where it was made from mashed avocados, tomatoes, onions, chiles, and other seasonings. It became popular in the United States during the 1920s and 30s when it was served at the famous New York restaurant El Chico. Today, guacamole is a popular side dish or dip served all over at restaurants and about nine out of ten Super Bowl parties (or thereabouts).
It’s no surprise then, that leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, people around the United States acquire an estimated about 26 million individual avocados in preparation for their Super Bowl parties. So it’s safe to say that if you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, avocados will definitely be making an appearance. That said, keep in mind a few things: first, unless you are buying ripe avocadoes, which can often be more expensive, be sure to go to your market or local grocery store a week before the big game to give your avos time to ripen. Secondly, there will likely be a weekend rush to the grocery store to grab any soft-ish avocado available. So, again, be sure to plan ahead and get what you need in advance to eliminate game-day stress.
We have to start with the best guacamole recipe because it’s the most common avocado-based recipe served at Super Bowl parties. And If you have yet to serve authentic, homemade guacamole, then now is the time to start. With a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can create a delicious and healthy snack that will pretty much be guaranteed to please all of your Super Bowl guests. Now, there is some debate about whether to add tomatoes to guacamole or whether you should leave the tomatoes to the salsa. When it comes to authenticity, we’re on the side of no tomatoes. But if you’re pro-tomatoes when it comes to guacamole, then, hey, it’s your Super Bowl party. And authentic, homemade guacamole is basically required at Super Bowl parties these days, so definitely get this avocado-based classic (with or without tomatoes) on your Super Bowl party menu.
Check out the Authentic Guacamole (no tomatoes) recipe at Martha Stewart.
If you choose to add another dip to the Super Bowl party menu, then we recommend avocado mango salsa. Avocado mango salsa is a delicious and flavorful dish made with ripe avocados and fresh mangoes. It’s great as a dip with tortilla chips and can be the perfect topping for tacos, burritos, and tostadas. The combination of creamy avocado and sweet mango creates a delicious balance of flavors, the avocado adds a hint of richness, and the mango has a hint of sweetness. This salsa is incredibly easy to make and can be enjoyed as a nice pairing with some other dishes on the big game menu.
Get the Avocado Mango Salsa recipe at SkinnyTaste.
We’ve all heard of avocado toast, and we’ve all likely made fun of the ridiculous prices that local brunch spots charge for avocado toast, but all jokes aside, avocado toast can be a great Super Bowl-watching snack that hits the spot. And it’s incredibly easy to make. All you need is some Melba crackers and ripe avocados, and you can get creative with the toppings. For example, try adding a little bacon or roasted tomatoes for a delicious flavor combination. Or if you want to keep things simple, just mash up an avocado and season it with salt and pepper. The possibilities are pretty much endless when it comes to avocado toast.
Get the Avocado Melba Toast recipe at My Food And Family.
If you’re looking for an alternative snack that’s a bit more decadent than guacamole or avocado toast, then try making some avocado fries. All you need isa few large ripe avocadoes, breadcrumbs, an egg, and some oil. The batter is simple to make and requires just a few ingredients. Once your avocado fries are fried up, serve with a side of ranch or mayo for dipping. Your guests will love the crispy, crunchy texture of the fries as well as their creamy, rich flavor.
Get the Avocado Fries recipe at Love And Lemons.
Deviled eggs are another classic Super Bowl party snack that can be easily made with avocados. Served as an appetizer or a side dish, they’re easily made by boiling eggs, slicing them in half, and removing the yolks. The yolks are then mashed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise, mustard, and spices to create a creamy filling. The filling is then piped or spooned back into the egg whites and garnished with paprika or chives. For our avocado-based deviled eggs, all you need to do is mash up a ripe avocado and mix it in with the other ingredients for your deviled egg filling. Your guests will love the addition of the creamy avocado in this classic Super Bowl snack.
Get the Avocado Deviled Eggs at Simply Recipes.
If you’re planning to serve crab cakes at your Super Bowl party, then you might just qualify to be the best Super Bowl party host on earth. Add avocado into the mix? Now you’re taking your Super Bowl parties to the moon. These crab cakes are stuffed with avocado and topped with a deliciously creamy and tangy lime-infused sauce. The combination of the fresh, sweet flavor of the crabmeat and the rich creamy texture of the avocado is an unbeatable combination.
Get the Avocado-Stuffed Crab Cakes recipe at Love One Today.
Nothing quite says comfort food like mac and cheese. But why not switch it up a bit by adding avocados to your mac and cheese? This creamy avocado mac and cheese is packed with flavor from the roasted garlic, sharp cheddar, and parmesan. The perfect twist on classic macaroni and cheese! It’s sure to be a hit with your Super Bowl guests.
Get the Avocado Mac and Cheese recipe at The Spruce Eats.
Avocado Caprese Skewers are a delicious and healthy appetizer for your Super Bowl party. They are easy to make and a great way to add a twist to the classic Caprese salad. Pick up some cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and (of course) avocadoes. Cut the avocado into cubes and thread them onto wooden skewers with the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil and serve.
Get the Avocado Caprese Skewers at Veganosity.
This year, let the avocadoes rule the menu. With these crowd-pleasing avocado recipes, you’ll be sure to have a Super Bowl party everyone will remember. Whether you choose to make the classic guacamole dip or whip up some avocado-stuffed crab cakes, your guests will love the flavor and nutrition of avocadoes. So let’s get snacking! Who knows? Avocadoes might just become the MVP of your Super Bowl party.
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