Playoff season has kicked off! Are your football party dishes planned out for the Big Game?
Adding more avocados to your football party dishes is a big win for all. They’re delicious, a source of monounsaturated good fat, and have nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Naturally gluten- and cholesterol-free, avocados are a nutrient-dense fruit everybody can cheer for!
So, find a spot on a comfy couch, turn on the big screen to watch the Big Game, and grab a cold beverage to cheer on your team. Don’t forget to have plenty of crowd-pleasing snacks on your football party menu to nourish friends, family, and football fans all game long.
Select ripe avocados to make the most creamy, tasty, and irresistible guacamole for dips, toppings, snacks, and meals. As avocados ripen, they usually become a deep greenish-purple hue — but not always. The best way to tell if an avocado is ripe is to give it a little squeeze to see if it yields to gentle pressure. So, go ahead and give your avocado a little hug!
Spoiler: Almost every guest at your football party is looking forward to a big batch of guacamole as they walk in the door. Guacamole and the Big Game are inseparable, and you can never have too much avocado on the table. In fact, approximately 250 million pounds of avocados are consumed in the weeks leading up to the Big Game — that’s enough to cover a football field with 75 feet of guac! But that’s nothing compared to the record-breaking 2.48 billion pounds of Avocados From Mexico exported to the United States in the 2022-2023 fiscal year. It’s a fact: Football enthusiasts and Americans alike love to eat avocados!
From finger foods to main courses, sides, and desserts, avocado adds to every dish’s flavor, texture, and nutritional profile. If you’re unsure what football party dishes to serve, don’t worry; we have you covered.
As a former pro quarterback and sports commentator, Jesse Palmer has his football party menu down pat. His favorite play? A guac recipe so spicy it’ll knock you off your feet. All you need are avocados, lime juice, onion, salt, and minced jalapeños. Keep the jalapeño seeds in — they bring the fire to this bowl of guac!
2. Avocado Chicken Poppers
Finger foods are the name of the game during football season. Nobody wants to miss a fantastic play fiddling with a knife and fork! These chicken poppers are coated with a mixture of Parmesan and pistachios. Simply dip into avocado-honey mustard sauce to score a Big Game watch party touchdown.
3. Avocado Fajita Pizza
Pizza is a game day lifesaver because it’s one of the easiest football party dishes to prep ahead. Dress a frozen pizza crust with pizza sauce and Mexican blend cheese and top with Tex-Mex fajita flavors. Pop in the oven when guests arrive, and before you know it, a finger-licking good meal is ready to be enjoyed. Don’t forget to add diced avocados just before serving for an extra kick.
4. Jalapeño Popper Sliders
Calling all grill masters! Game day is your day. So, grab a kitschy apron and throw something meaty on the grill. When burgers are sizzling, everyone is happy, especially when said burgers are bite-sized sliders topped with a spoonful of creamy guac!
5. Avocado Rainbow Slaw
The more fruits and veggies on the table, the less likely guests will feel a third-quarter slump. Avocado rainbow slaw provides fiber, antioxidants, and even protein to boot! The avocados in this recipe alone contribute nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, as well as heart-healthy “good” fats!
6. Chocolate Avocado Brownies
Celebrate your win (or sweeten the loss) with perfectly moist brownies made with delectable mashed avocados. The instant coffee powder gives these brownies a little kick, while the crushed almonds provide a delightful crunch.
If your avocado is still unripe the day before the Big Game, don’t panic! There are some seriously simple hacks to get your avocado nice and soft before making your football party dishes. One trick: Place the avocado in a paper bag with an apple or banana overnight on the counter.
Avocados From Mexico are grown in rich, volcanic soil. They’re grown during four different bloom cycles up and down the mountains in Michoacán, which means they’re ripe and available year-round to make every day and dish better! So don’t wait for Cinco de Mayo — add Avocados From Mexico to your shopping list today and hear cheers from family and friends when you wow them with your avocado creations.
Avocados are the key ingredient to a good time with those you love! Find more football party dish ideas, games, and inspiration in our Big Game Guide.
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