Guilt-free Super Bowl Recipes: Homemade Hummus and Homemade Salsa

Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t have to be sinful (see: Buffalo Chicken Wontons); there are definitely some recipes on the healthier side that are still “snacky” enough for a football game. Check out broke girl Marisa’s post on Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips, or read on!

Homemade Hummus

  • 2 cans (14.5 oz) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper
  • Cold Water
  • Olive Oil

Combine the garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, lemon and seasonings into a food processor or blender.

Blend, and add cold water and olive oil, one Tbsp at a time, until you reach the consistency you prefer.

Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or assorted veggies!

Homemade Hummus PlateHomemade Salsa

I found this recipe via Pinterest and it’s amazing!

  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 oz) orginal Rotel
  • 1/2 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded or not (depends on how spicy you like it)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Small to medium size handful of cilantro, washed
  • Juice of 1 lime

Put all the ingredients in the base of a food processor or blender.

Homemade SalsaFood processor overload!

Pulse to combine for 30 seconds or so until all the ingredients are finely chopped and salsa is desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and adjust to taste. Serve with multi-grain chips. Yum!

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Guilty Pleasure Super Bowl Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Wontons

The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and needless to say I am extremely bummed that the Green Bay Packers did not make it this year.  Regardless, the show much go on and there is still a game to play! My friend Maddy passed on this recipe to me and it’s AMAZING. This will be a hit at any Super Bowl party you host or attend; I’ve literally had to guard these with my life so they’re not scarfed down right away!

Buffalo Chicken Wontons

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup wing sauce (recommended Franks)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 80 wonton wrappers
  • Vegetable oil for frying (I use Canola)
  • Blue cheese or ranch dressing

Preheat over to 350 degrees.  Rub chicken with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and cook in preheated oven for 20 minutes, 10 minutes on each side or until the chicken is fully cooked.  After the chicken is cooked, cut into small chunks.

Add diced chicken, garlic and wing sauce in a bowl.  Mix until chicken is completely coated with the sauce.  Stir in the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses until everything is well mixed.

Buffalo Chicken Wonton MixtureSpoon about a teaspoon of mixture into each wonton wrapper.  Moisten edges of wrapper and bring together in the middle, forming a little purse (this works best if the wrapper edges are wet so you can more easily seal them).

Buffalo Chicken WontonHeat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot/dutch oven. Fry wontons in batches until golden (about two minutes on each side) and then drain on paper towels.

Serve with your choice of dressing.

Buffalo Chicken WontonsThese are DELISH! Seriously.

Stay tuned… a few “guiltless” Super Bowl recipes will be posted later this week!