Ask Chef Mike

Tasty Plant-Forward Tailgating

Publish Date October 2, 2023

Dear Chef Mike,

I love tailgating! What are your tips for including plant-based foods in my game-day spread?

–Tofu Touchdown

Dear Tofu Touchdown,

Game days are made for flavor! Going plant based while tailgating doesn’t have to be hard, scary or dull. Use all your favorite dry rubs, spice rubs and sauces to turn plant-forward items, like beans, cauliflower and tofu, into the flavors you crave on game day that will make the crowd go wild for more.

Tailgating Favorites

Kroger Brand Taco Seasoning

A quick and easy way to add zesty flavor to any dish, whether mixed with ground beef, potatoes, lentils, rice and more.

Simple Truth™ Plant Based Spicy Queso Style Cauliflower Dip

Your guests won’t believe this scrumptious and spicy plant-based queso is made using cauliflower, with no dairy-based cheese included.

Private Selection™ Taqueria Style Corn Tortilla Chips

Add some crunch to your game-day spread with these salted corn tortilla chips that are great for scooping dips of all kinds.