(Family Features) From kickoff to the final whistle, taking your game day party to the next level starts with serving an all-star lineup of menu items. From starting-caliber appetizers to MVP-level main courses and a supporting cast of side dishes, dips like salsa and hummus can play the role of superstar when it comes to serving up game day grub.
One of the benefits of cheering on your favorite teams from the couch and bringing the tailgate to your literal home field is the availability of appliances you may not otherwise have access to at the stadium like the oven or air fryer. However, that doesn’t mean missing out on the action and being sidelined in the kitchen all game or that these recipes won’t travel to a tailgate.
With a flavor-packed, vibrant recipe, the lineup of Fresh Cravings Salsa offers a homemade-tasting alternative to softer, duller blends of jarred salsa. Made with high-quality ingredients like vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp vegetables, zesty peppers and spices, the salsas make a perfect addition to these recipes from celebrity chef and entertainer George Duran, author of “Take This Dish and Twist It” and host of Food Network’s “Ham on the Street” and TLC’s “Ultimate Cake Off.”
Find more game-winning recipes made for homegating and tailgating at FreshCravings.com.
Layered Mediterranean Hummus Salad
Recipe courtesy of chef George Duran
2 containers (10 ounces each) Fresh Cravings Hummus, any flavor
1 cup sliced cucumbers
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, seeded and roughly chopped
1/2 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 lemon, juice only
extra-virgin olive oil
zaatar, for sprinkling (optional)
pita bread or tortilla chips
On bottom of large, flat serving dish or platter, use spoon to evenly spread hummus.
Layer cucumbers, olives, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, red onion and parsley throughout hummus. Squeeze lemon juice over top.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Zaatar, if desired. Serve immediately with pita bread or tortilla chips.
Source: Fresh Cravings