There are plenty of reasons to watch March Madness, but I personally show up for the apps. Surprise, surprise. Filling out a bracket is a yearly ritual – and so is losing every single year. I always pick the wrong upsets because I just love a Cinderella team. But if I did it to win, I would’ve stopped by now. No, no. I do it for the apps! It’s impossible to watch multiple basketball games at once without proper sustenance. Please excuse me while I try (and fail) to avoid using
Top 10 Seed Picks
Obvi my first choice is loaded nachos because… loaded nachos, you know? These chips are loaded up with black beans, spicy chickpeas, jalapenos, and more to give you a little bit of everything. (Bonus points if you top with Cookie and Kate’s Creamy Vegan Queso )
I’m not saying it would be cute if you made this cheese ball look like a basketball, except I am. I’m having visions of nut rows for the lines, you know? Plus, this vegan Paprika Cheddar Cheese Ball has the perfect amount of smokiness to keep things interesting.
I think black beans get a bad rep when it comes to junk food or tasty-snacky food, but I honestly love them. Usually when I make this spicy dip, the dip to chip ratio is about 90-10. Yeah. It’s that good. A slam dunk, if you will. (insert eyeroll here)
I made this dip for my beautiful friend, Anne, after realizing there really weren’t any great French Onion Dip recipes that her allergies allowed her to eat. She was not disappointed. I went for 3 and you know I got it. Nothin’ but net, baby. (LOL really killing myself over here)
Not sure how many times I’m allowed to say that my pesto is the
To me, nothing says basketball like motherfreaking HOT DOGS. At high school games, they used to be a dollar and I would eat about 6 of them. No shame. The good
I was feeling v feisty when I made this next little number. The Sriracha-lime combo in this vegan cheese ball is surprising and a welcomed slap on your tongue. Gonna make a mental note to never use that phrasing ever again. Starting now, of course. Goes perfect with all those beers you’re inevitably going to down.
I know we’ve covered black beans, but now I’m onto this delectable White Bean Dip with Garlic Rubbed Toasts! Pairs great with a glass of white,
Go ahead and tell me who doesn’t love cheesy spinach dips?! You won’t want this as a benchwarmer. (I’ll be here all day) Vegan Cheesiness + Asparagus + Spinach = love. And don’t even get me started about Love & Basketball. (classic)
Is it even legal to throw a party and not have chips and salsa? It should be. You’ll need this Creamy Arbol Chile Salsa in your life and your mouth. You’ll have the most team spirit of anyone in the room when you walk in with a giant vat of salsa. Go ahead and be that girl (or guy).