Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bowl Nachos!

Wow. That was a CRAZY game, y'all. I was rooting for Atlanta, and I was certain we had the game locked up. And then there was that historic overtime. And then that amazing touchdown by New England. Just wow.

But even more mind-boggling than all of that was Lady Gaga's Cirque Du Soleil-inspired halftime show. THE DRONE LIGHTS! THE ACROBATICS! I didn't think anyone could top Beyonce's performance last year (because Queen Bey), but I think Gaga came pretty close.

During the first half of the game, I streamed the game on my laptop since I was busy in the kitchen, whipping up a recipe from the Super Bowl chapter in Isa Chandra Moskowitz's The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook. I made a 2017 resolution to cook something from every chapter of the book throughout the year, and so far, so good. I made the Ginger Chocolate Banana Muffins for New Year's and the Cold Sesame Noodle Bundles for Chinese New Year.

I had a hard time selecting something from the Super Bowl chapter since dips and chips and snacky meals are my favorite. Everything looked so good! But I finally settled on these BBQ Nachos.

These are probably the most whole foodiest nachos I've ever had. The "meat" is made with a mixture of lentils and diced bell pepper coated in barbecue sauce. The queso is made from cashews. And the pico is made from scratch. The recipe calls for restaurant-style tortilla chips, but instead, I used my air fryer to make my own chips using corn tortillas.

I just sliced tortillas into wedges, misted with a little olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, and then I air-fried them for 7 minutes. They came out perfectly crispy! And since they were practically oil-free, I ate about twice as many chips as I would have if I were using regular chips.

The Falcons may have lost the Super Bowl. But I won on this meal! Thanks again, Isa!


Hillary said...

I didn't watch the game, but I saw Lady Gaga's halftime show and it was amazing!! Those nachos look delicious. Lentils are so versatile!!!

Jenni (aka Vegyogini) said...

I didn't actually watch the SuperBowl, but I made Isa's Chipotle Mac & Cheese from the SuperBowl chapter last night (I made the modified version to accommodate my lack of chipotle and Brussels sprouts).

Jenny said...

My sentiments about the Superbowl exactly! AND Superfun Times: I made the Artichoke Dip! It was pretty amazing.

Susan said...

I made these nachos for Christmas eve and they were so good!
I am also trying to cook something from each chapter of this book at the appropriate time of year. I didn't watch the superbowl because... well... sportsball (though if I hadn't been working I could have, showing it live on Australian free to air TV is a thing now), but I did make the Cincinnati Chili for dinner the night before.

Unknown said...

Those are some gorgeous nachos!! And i would totally feel great calling that dinner with such great ingredients! I didn't watch the superbowl but i did make some chili for dinner which i topped with avocado and cilantro. Nachos are next!