The Super Bowl is fast-approaching, and that means it’s time to put on some Taylor Swift, break out the football-themed decorations, and eat some delicious food. If you’re preparing a delicious game day buffet in honor of the Super Bowl, here, we’ve gathered seven delicious recipes, but the twist is, all are made with nourishing, plant-based whole food ingredients. Because tasty and nutritious don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
What is the number one food consumed for the Super Bowl?
The number one food consumed for the Super Bowl is chicken wings. In fact, Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day in the US for chicken wing consumption, with around one billion wings eaten every year for the annual NFL event. But there are many ways to enjoy wings without harming any chickens. Seitan, mushrooms, tofu, and cauliflower (as you’ll see below!) are all delicious vegan alternatives. You can also find some of our favorite sauces (from ranch to vegan blue cheese) to pair with wings here!
What is a good Super Bowl menu?
A good Super Bowl menu is subjective—it depends entirely on you and your guests’ tastes, preferences, and dietary requirements, of course. But that said, there are a few dishes that most people like to indulge in during game day. Nachos, jalapeño poppers, hot dogs, and sliders are also popular buffet options. In fact, Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving in terms of food consumption.
If you want to create a super delicious vegan Super Bowl feast for you and your loved ones, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve gathered seven of our favorite, easy-to-make dishes for a great buffet spread. And the best part is, they’re arguably not bad for your health, either!
1 Spicy Cauliflower Wings With Pesto Dipping Sauce
Swap traditional buffalo sauce for a homemade, earthy, jalapeño-spiced seasoning blend and a cooling pesto cashew dip, both of which go beautifully with pan-fried cauliflower wings. Serve with carrots and celery stalks to make this dish a flavorful, nutritious, and crowd-pleasing option for game day festivities.
2 Smoky Grilled Eggplant Vegan Hot Dogs
Delicious hot dogs don’t have to involve meat. In fact, with the help of this recipe, you can take a simple Japanese eggplant and transform it into a juicy plant-based delight. It’s a unique and satisfying dish that will pleasantly surprise all of your Super Bowl party guests—especially when loaded with tangy sauerkraut and mustard.
3 Loaded Vegan Spicy Cauliflower Nachos
Take your game day party to the next level with these loaded vegan spicy cauliflower nachos. Topped with seasoned vegan ground meat, cashew sour cream, and guacamole, they’re a flavor-packed indulgence. Serve topped with plenty of black beans, tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños, and vegan cheese.
4 Smoky Vegan BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sliders
Sliders are a Super Bowl classic. If you’re a fan of biting into a juicy bun loaded with meaty goodness, we’d love to introduce you to this delicious smoky BBQ jackfruit slider recipe. They’re tangy, meaty, and nourishing. But most importantly, they will go perfectly with a cold beer and plenty of fries.
5 Vegan Baked Jalapeño Poppers
These smoky, cheesy bites are a fiery game day delight. They’re easy to make, deliciously meaty (thanks to the vegan bacon bits), and are guaranteed to go down a storm. Pair with the cauliflower wings and vegan sliders from this list for the ultimate party platter.
6 Vegan Lemony White Bean Dip
Made with white beans and infused with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and aromatic herbs, this vegan lemony dip is creamy, light, and easy to make. For a quick and flavorful appetizer, it’s perfect when combined with potato chips, carrot sticks, or celery.
7 Vegan Chocolate Chip White Bean Blondies
If your buffet spread is missing something sweet, you can’t go wrong with these vegan chocolate chip blondies, which are also made with white beans (not that you’d be able to guess just from tasting them!). Packed with nutrients, they make for a sweet treat that’s both indulgent and beneficial.