Tired of the same old recipes whenever you cook dinner or get together with friends? Tired of the obvious flavor combinations that you can already taste just by thinking about it? Ever wondered what kind of food you can make out of uncommon ingredients?
Whenever you watch cooking competitions, you’d always find yourself in awe of how chefs come up with flavor pairings and discover the best food combinations. And if you have the stomach to try them out, all you have to do is read below to see the best flavor combinations that one would never expect.
Watermelon cucumber salad with feta
The dense texture of feta offers an excellent way to boost the flavor of your watermelon.
Wow your guests on your next dinner potluck by making a watermelon cucumber salad with feta.
Salt and pepper on apple
Salt brings out the sweetness of the apple. Pepper gives the fruit a nice “kick”.
Dorito and peanut butter and jelly sandwich
The crunch you can get from that piece of Dorito is so satisfying. You won’t find yourself eating a PB&J sandwich without it again.
Honey and pizza flavor combinations
Honey is a surprisingly good pizza topping. It balances the salty taste of your usual meat toppings.
Broccoli with Cheetos
If you’re a fan of Cheetos, you’d find this recipe quite intriguing. After all, not all people are brave enough to mix Broccoli and Cheetos.
Looking for something healthy but tasty?
This banana toast has the right amount of sweetness you won’t be able to get enough of. The different textures also make it an interesting snack.
Salted chips and chocolate
You don’t have to choose between chips and chocolates anymore.
Simply dip your crackers into your jar of chocolate and you’ll have an instant snack that’s both sweet and savory.
Watermelon and salt
Adding salt won’t dry out the sweet flavor of watermelon. In fact, it’s actually the other way around.
Adding a pinch of salt can boost the fruit’s flavor. Just another secret, salt also goes well with mangoes and strawberries.
Salt and chocolate milk
Adding a bit of salt to your chocolate milk drink can enhance its flavor. Take note that you need to add just the right quantity. You wouldn’t want your chocolate milk to taste too salty, right?
Cauliflower and hot sauce
Forget about chicken. If you’re vegan, consider using cauliflower instead. Eat it with hot sauce and satisfy your cravings.
Soy sauce and vanilla ice cream
Believe it or not, soy sauce tastes great with vanilla ice cream. The salty notes of the liquid mix well with the sweetness of the ice cream. It’s a surprisingly good combination.
Ramen and cheese
Looking for a recipe that’s cheap but tastes great? Well, get yourself instant ramen and cheese. It’s such a good combo if you don’t have a lot of time to cook in your dorm.
Fries and honey
Who needs ketchup when you have honey? This sweetness of the golden liquid takes the saltiness of the fries to a whole new level.
Peanut butter, jelly, and Sriracha
This might seem like the messiest sandwich around but it does taste surprisingly good. If you’re finding it hard to convince yourself to try this combination, you can start slow.
Drizzling sriracha over peanut butter and adding egg on top is a good start.
Jelly and cheese
If you’ve never tried pairing cheese with fruit spreads, you should seriously consider trying out this one. For sure, you’ll get hooked right away.
Olive oil and ice cream
Drizzling olive oil on ice cream? Believe it or not, it’s the secret to boosting the smoothness of your ice cream.
Although it works best with vanilla ice cream, you can also use it to add complexity to your chocolate ice cream.
Peanut butter pickle sandwich
Have you ever tried a peanut butter pickle sandwich? Hey, don’t dismiss it before you taste it! This PB&B is a treat to your tastebuds. It’s creamy yet crunchy. It’s sweet yet vinegary.
Grilled cheese and applesauce
If you’re going to try this combination, make sure to use cold apple sauce. It’ll balance the hot grilled cheese perfectly.
Hot sauce flavored ice cream
When you want to get rid of that spicy taste in your mouth, milk is the first thing you should drink.
Now, if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you can forget about that and just add hot sauce directly to your ice cream. You can do the extreme and add sriracha.
From hot sauce ice cream to cheesy ramen noodles, these flavor combinations will surely be a treat. And if you still think that these pairings are stranger than fiction, remember that some of these are already out there making waves. Try it before you diss it! Who knows, one of these might just become your favorite.
Source: BuzzFeed, Spoon University