Before you finalize your menus for the Super Bowl this weekend, let me throw another app into the mix! After all, veggies DO have a place at the Super Bowl table. Sure, I’ll be digging into chili and some Philly themed cheesesteak bites this weekend, but I’ll also be making some tasty vegetable dishes. I just can’t help it!
This Roasted Turnip Hummus is a great way to incorporate veggies into your spread AND finally try out turnips. I admit I’m really not a turnip fan, but I realized I needed to give them a second chance. I believe any vegetable can taste good if you experiment enough.
I started with what I know best – roasting vegetables! Roasting diced turnips in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper was key in bringing out their flavor. In fact, the oven seemed to transform the subtle bitterness of turnips into a milder taste that could be a perfect complement to other plant-based ingredients.
So what did I do next? With the Super Bowl in the back of my mind (especially since my home town Eagles will be playing in the big game), I immediately indexed to a shareable dish that would encourage people to eat more veggies.
And voila, this Roasted Turnip Hummus was born. It’s super simple, deliciously light, and is begging to be on your Super Bowl table! Serve with fresh vegetables, pita chips, or Granny Smith apples (try it-I swear they taste great with this hummus)!
Some of my other favorite recipes for the big game this weekend include:
- Extra Crispy Baked Onion Rings
- Pumpkin and Black Bean Dip
- Maple Roasted Almonds
- Chili Roasted Black Eyed Peas
- Baked Orange Sesame Cauliflower
Roasted Turnip Hummus
Take the plunge and give turnips a try with this easy and delicious vegan hummus. Tastes great with freshly chopped vegetables and pita chips!
- 2 to 3 cups diced turnips about 5 small-medium turnips
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
- 1/2 lemon juiced, more to taste
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss diced turnips in olive oil, salt and pepper, and spread on sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until tender and slightly golden brown.
In a high powered blender or food processor, combine roasted turnips with all other ingredients. Blend until smooth, drizzling small amounts of olive oil or water to promote blending. You may also add some more lemon juice if desired.
Serve with fresh vegetables or pita chips. Enjoy!
Have a great Super Bowl weekend! Stay warm, stay safe, and Go Eagles!