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Easy Super Bowl Sunday Snacks

This probably won’t come as a news flash for anyone who regularly reads this blog, but I’m not much of a football fan. (In case you couldn’t tell, I spend my Sundays cooking food, not sitting on the couch munching chips and drinking beer in front of a television, ahem.)

However, my father used to have season tickets to the Jets, and I was raised to be a football fan (and player, though biology didn’t help with that—throughout high school I was skinny as a rail), so I’m not immune to the allure of Super Bowl Sunday. This weekend I’ll be watching the game, you can bet.

I’ll be cooking up a batch of my favorite gumbo, the oyster, chicken, and sausage version from my friend in New Orleans, David Olivier, and I suggest you make that too. Don’t be scared of the roux—you can do it!

If you don’t feel like making such a big dish, consider making some guacamole and fresh salsa. That’ll liven up any gathering you might have. What will you be making to enjoy the game?


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 4 shakes Tabasco
  • 1 sprinkle salt
  • 1/3 tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon diced cilantro

        Peel and mash the avocado and combine with the other ingredients


Fresh Salsa

  • 1 tomato, medium size, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, washed and chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced, or to taste
  • 2 shakes Tabasco
  • sea salt, to taste

        Stir ingredients together, and enjoy

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