Super Fries

How Healthy Snacks Using Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can Keep Superbowl Fans Satisfied From Kick-Off

Updated February 6th 2024

It’s Super bowl time again and there’s no better occasion for fun and easy snack recipes using extra virgin olive oil to look after the budding quarterbacks in your home team.

Extra virgin olive oil is a healthy alternative to other oils and fats. It is high in monounsaturated fats, which can help to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Olive oil is also a good source of antioxidants, which can protect against cell damage. There are many healthy snacks that can be made with extra virgin olive oil. Here’s a list of some of our favourites.

  • Super Fries
  • Popcorn With Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Buffalo Cauliflower Bites With Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Guacamole

Let’s start with this crowd pleaser from which elevates the humble plate of fries to a whole new level! 

Let’s start with Super Fries, Popcorn with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and Olive Oil Guacamole.

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Super Bowl Fries


  • 4-5 Russet Potatoes Cut into fries
  • 2 C Cooking Oil
  • Pinch Salt To taste

Steak Topping


  • 3 Avocados Smashed
  • 1/2 C Salsa
  • 1/2 Diced Onion
  • 1 C Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1 Juice from 1/2-1 Lime
  • 1/2 C Sour Cream


  1. Fries: Cut potatoes into fries and fry in cooking oil until golden brown. You can do this several days before the party. Just freeze, then reheat in the oven. Optional – use precut fries from the freezer and cook acording to package instructions.
  2. Toppings Smash 3 avocados and mix with salsa to make gauacamole, set aside.
  3. Super Fries Turn oven onto broil and allow to pre-heat while you prep the cooked fries.
  4. Place cooked fries in a cast iron pan.
  5. Top with shredded cheese, cooked/cut steak, more cheese, and fresh onions.
  6. Cook for 3-5 minutes until cheese is fully melted.
  7. Remove the fries from the oven, and top with gaucamole, sour cream, and more onions. One part of your Super Bowl snacks ensemble.

Popcorn With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil On Popcorn


  • 2 tbs Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup corn kernels, 110g
  • Salt, To Taste


  1. Use a 2.8L pot, pour the extra virgin olive oil and allow it to spread on the whole bottom surface.
  2. Add the corn kernels and place the lid slightly open.
  3. Place the pot on high heat and allow the kernels to pop. It should take 5min from the time the pot is exposed to heat.
  4. At least once throughout the cooking, carefully shake the pot (holding down the lid and then open it slightly again to allow for more space for the kernels to pop. Allow the lid to be open a bit so that steam doesn't build up and so that the popcorn doesn't soak up the extra moisture.
  5. A good way to know that the kernels are all cooked, is when the popping sound is not as frequent. Be careful you don't burn them. The pot size is perfect for the amount of kernels listed above. However, if you have a smaller pot and the popcorn overflows, you may empty the popcorn quickly in a bowl and return the remainder of the kernels on the heat to cook.
  6. As soon as the popcorn is ready, place them in a heatproof bowl and season them with salt to taste while they are hot.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Buffalo Cauliflower With Olive Oil


  • 1 medium head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into large florets (about 8 cups)
  • 4 tsp Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce, such as Frank's RedHot


  1. Part two of your Super Bowl snacks dishes. Arrange an oven rack in the lowest position and heat to 475°F. Place the cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons of the Morocco Gold olive oil and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and toss until thoroughly seasoned. Arrange in an even layer.
  2. Roast until golden-brown and beginning to crisp, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the hot sauce and remaining 1 tablespoon oil together in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup.
  3. Remove the cauliflower from oven. Pour the hot sauce mixture over the cauliflower and use a spatula to toss until the florets are evenly coated. Return to the oven and roast until crispy, 5 to 10 minutes more. The bites are best eaten immediately.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Guacamole

Olive Oil Guacamole


  • 6 ripe avocados
  • 2-3 limes, sliced
  • 1-2 Serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • A dash of freshly grated black pepper
  • 2 tsp Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Serve with tortilla chips


  1. Cut the avocado in half and remove flesh and seed. Place in a bowl and roughly mash with a fork. Don't overdo it here.
  2. Add the lime juice, chiles, cilantro, shallot and salt. Keep adding more lime juice and salt as needed. Then, start drizzling the Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil to add richness.
  3. Taste and adjust. Remember that much of this is done to taste because of the variability in the fresh ingredients. Start with this recipe and adjust to your taste.
  4. We hope you enjoy these Super Bowl snacks over the coming weeks.


Popcorn is a great snack option – simply drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over popped popcorn for a light, healthy snack. Simply substitute extra virgin olive oil for butter or other fats in your favourite recipe. Any parents out there will be pleased to hear that extra virgin olive oil as a substitute for vegetable oil or saturated fats is an easy way to keep popcorn and other snacks healthy.

Using extra virgin olive oil to make popcorn makes this whole grain, high fibre snack even healthier. Packed with polyphenols and a good source of energy, extra virgin olive oil is the perfect choice for making popcorn. Every parent on the planet will at one time or another struggled to get their kids to eat a particular food ‘because it’s good for you’ – only to be told – ‘but it’s YUCKY!!’

A big bowl of freshly made popcorn never seems to go out of fashion with children of all ages (and plenty of adults too!).  As long as it’s air-popped and lightly seasoned, popcorn is a whole grain and high fibre snack – making it a good choice for lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.  Did you know that popcorn contains more fibre per serving than whole-wheat bread? Using extra virgin olive oil to make popcorn is our favourite and it is the healthiest option.

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