These Super Bowl Sunday dip recipes are all winners

All recipes in this post developed by Kate Sherwood, The Healthy Cook.

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It’s all too easy to blow through a whole bag of chips or a massive sub when you’re distracted by the TV. And this Sunday’s Super Bowl presents plenty of opportunities for mindlessly eating huge amounts of unhealthy foods (we’re looking at you, sour cream and onion chips). Instead, why not take the opportunity to get some more veggies into your life?

Baby carrots, sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and sliced bell pepper all provide that satisfying snack-y crunch without the calorie overload. Pair them with one of our favorite dip recipes for a perfect game-day snack.

Yogurt-Tahini

Time: 5 minutes

½ cup 0% greek yogurt
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbs. tahini
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 small clove garlic, finely minced
½ tsp. kosher salt

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.

Makes 1 cup.

Per serving (2 Tbs.):

  • Calories: 90
  • Total fat: 9 g
  • Sat fat: 1 g
  • Carbs: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Total sugar: 1 g
  • Added sugar: 0 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Sodium: 130 mg

Bruschetta

Time: 5 minutes

1 cup chopped tomato
1 Tbs. minced basil
1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 small clove garlic, finely minced
¼ tsp. kosher salt

Mix all ingredients and allow the flavors to meld for 10 minutes.

Makes 1 cup.

Per serving (2 Tbs.):

  • Calories: 20
  • Total fat: 1.5 g
  • Sat fat: 0 g
  • Carbs: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Total sugar: 1 g
  • Added sugar: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Sodium: 60 mg

Guacamole

Time: 5 minutes

2 avocados
¼ cup minced white onion
½ cup finely chopped tomato
2 Tbs. lime juice
1 jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)
¼ tsp. kosher salt

Mash all ingredients together with a fork.

Makes 2 cups.

Per serving (2 Tbs.):

  • Calories: 30
  • Total fat: 2.5 g
  • Sat fat: 0 g
  • Carbs: 2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Total sugar: 0 g
  • Added sugar: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Sodium: 30 mg

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Time: 5 minutes

1 pint cherry tomatoes
¼ cup chopped white onion
¼ cup cilantro sprigs
1 jalapeño pepper (optional)
1 Tbs. lime juice
½ tsp. kosher salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until uniformly minced.

Makes 1 2/3 cup.

Per serving (2 Tbs.):

  • Calories: 5
  • Total fat: 0 g
  • Sat fat: 0 g
  • Carbs: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Total sugar: 1 g
  • Added sugar: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Sodium: 75 mg

Enjoy these recipes? Salad Days!—the latest cookbook from Nutrition Action’s Healthy Cook, Kate Sherwood—will help you expand your repertoire with imaginative combinations of greens, vegetables, herbs, whole grains, and proteins. You’ll find healthy variations on classics like Chicken Caesar and Cobb, as well as more adventurous combos like Black Beans & Red Rice with Smoked Paprika Dressing and Sesame Shrimp with Caramelized Shallot Citrus Dressing.

5 Replies to “These Super Bowl Sunday dip recipes are all winners”

  1. I prefer adding habanero peppers (instead of jalapeños) to those recipes calling for a hot pepper. “In for a dime, in for a dollar” kind of thing.

  2. These are awesome! Easy and healthy. Thank you. The tahini – yogurt was new to me. Trying now 😉 Yummy. I also made your Cannelini bean soup (but used can lime as it’s what I had) = we loved it. Easy and I’d never thought of oregano in bean soup before. Remarkable.

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