February 2022 Life.Style.Live!: Celebrating Super Bowl Recipes
Are you pumped up for the big game? We are! This month we brought some of our favorite Super Bowl recipes to the Life.Style.Live! kitchen. These shareable snacks and dip-able dishes are the perfect way to add some class and flavor to your watch party. We’ll share bowls, dips, drinks, and more that your fellow food fans, no matter which team they’re rooting for!
Elevate Any Dish with Pears
This year’s Super Bowl happens to fall just before another special day: Valentine’s Day! That means you might be looking for recipes that are great for parties and a little romantic, as well. We have good news: Pears can do both! This underrated fruit looks elegant in a fruit bowl and is perfect for Valentine’s Day. And with their stylish hue, red pears lend themselves to the mood of your at-home Valentine’s Day celebration.
Want to bring home some pears for your party or romantic dinner? Start by finding a ripe pear! To check for ripeness, press your finger into the pear just below the neck. If it yields to slight pressure, similar to a peach or a stone fruit, you know you’ve found a ripe pear. When you’re ready to prepare your pears, use an apple slicer to make the perfect size of slices.
Try The Produce Moms’ top recipe: the Pear Galette! This dish will make you feel like you’re enjoying a romantic evening at a Parisian cafe, but it’s simple to make in your home kitchen. Featuring sweet, juicy USA Pears and crunchy, flavorful walnuts, our Pear Galette is sure to delight.
Our Pear Galette is simple to make. There’s no need to make the pastry base from scratch. We simply used a premade pie crust. Bosc pears, walnut crumble, and maple glaze completes the galette. To fit all those tasty pears onto your pastry, start by slicing each pear in half and removing the cores. Cut each of the halves lengthwise into thin slices, but don’t separate them.
When you’re done, simply try to fill as much of the pie crust with the pears with few gaps between them. Leave about a one-inch border around the pears and fill in the crevices between them with the walnut crumble mixture.
Pear and Balsamic Onion Ricotta Flatbread
You might usually think of pears as an ingredient in sweet dishes, but their flavor is fabulous in savory dishes, too. See for yourself with our Pear and Balsamic Onion Ricotta Flatbread! This pizza-style dish makes a great Super Bowl recipe or a dish for sharing with your special someone for Valentine’s Day.
The recipe below is made with vegan ingredients so those with dietary restrictions can celebrate with a tasty meal. While we love making our own vegan ricotta, you can also use store-bought to shorten your prep time. Simply add some garlic, salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lime to give it a sweet and tangy flavor.
Pears and caramelized onions give this flatbread pizza a sweet and hearty flavor. Finish off your toppings with pistachios and arugula or microgreens for a one-of-a-kind sharable dish.
Pear and Balsamic Onion Ricotta Flatbread
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups almonds
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp parsley
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 large onion
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Splash of balsamic
- 1-2 pears, sliced
- Greens of choice
- Pistachios, as desired
- Onions + ricotta from above
- Make or prep your favorite flatbread base of choice.
- To make the almond ricotta, blend everything in a food processor. Taste and adjust as needed. Set aside.
- To make the onions, heat the oil over medium heat in a small pan. Add the onions and cook until almost translucent. Then add the balsamic and cook a few minutes longer. Set aside.
- Assemble your flatbread. Start with the ricotta base and layer on the toppings. Bake according to the flatbread instructions and enjoy.
Supersized Avocados for your Super Bowl Recipes
Go big for the big game with Tropical Avocados from Desbry! These huge avocados are perfect for shareable recipes for your Super Bowl watch party. They’re easy to slice and slower to oxidize than the smaller Hass avocados, making them perfect for dips and bowls that you can leave out for snacking.
Stuffed Tropical Avocados
Here’s a unique recipe that’s easy to make! These Stuffed Tropical Avocados look just as good as they taste. Your football fans will love taking a bite of an avocado overflowing with tasty toppings. It’s the kind of savory and messy dish that makes for a Super Bowl party classic.
Start by slicing your tropical avocado in half and removing the pit. Next, score the flesh of one half of the avocado to make it easier to eat from. This also helps the rest of flavors seep into the avocado itself. When you’re done, just add your toppings – we used sweet potatoes, corn, and black beans on ours. Finish it all off with a crema or vinaigrette to bring all the flavors together.
What would a Super Bowl party be without some tasty dips? We came up with some fruity, flavorful dips that your guests will love. These Super Bowl recipes are as easy as they are tasty! Our Pomegranate Guacamole is sweet and tangy with just the right amount of spice. Made with Juicy Gems pomegranate arils from Trinity Fruit, this irresistible dip is one you’ll make again and again.
Servings: One Bowl (feeds about 6)
Total time: 15 Minutes
- 6 large avocados
- 1 cup Juicy Gems pomegranate arils
- 2 limes, juiced
- Jalapeño, diced (to taste)
- Red onion, diced (to taste)
- Granulated garlic (to taste)
- Salt (to taste)
- Tortilla chips
- Peel and mash avocados in a medium bowl.
- Add in 3/4 cup pomegranate arils, lime juice, jalapeño, red onion, garlic, and salt. Stir well.
- Chill for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Garnish with remaining pomegranate arils. Serve with tortilla chips.
Delicious Squeezed Juice
Quench your mid-game thirst with some Squeezed Juice, one of the items from our list of 22 Must-Try Produce Items In 2022. Each bottle of this fruity drink is made of pure juice, squeezed from fresh fruit. You won’t find any concentrates here! Squeezed Juice is a great way to add more fruit to your daily diet when you’re on the go, but it’s also perfect for recipes and cocktails or even just when you’re feeling thirsty. Stock up your fridge and enjoy your favorite Squeezed Juice during your Super Bowl party!
What Are Your Favorite Super Bowl Recipes?
Every year, we love treating our friends, family, and fellow fans to some delicious Super Bowl recipes. This year, skip the fried finger foods and serve up some produce-filled treats instead! We think your football fans will love these fruity treats – and they’re perfect for serving for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, too.
What are your favorite dishes to serve for the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments!