Unlikely Food Combos That Are Actually Delicious

The best foods are often those within our comfort zones, but when you experiment you never know what new favorites you can find! These combinations are great examples of sweet, savory, rich and soft flavors that would never normally go together, but are surprisingly excellent!

Cantaloupe + Prosciutto + Balsamic Drizzle

Cantaloupe, Prosciutto & Balsamic Bites by The Garlic Pad

At first glance the combination of sweet cantaloupe with salty prosciutto seems odd, but leave it to a drizzle of balsamic glaze to tie the flavors together in a refreshingly savory-sweet combo.

 

Pineapple + Jalapeño + Bacon

Pineapple, Jalapeno & Bacon Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeños and bacon are a duo we see fairly often, but introduce some of the tangy sweetness of pineapple and magic is made!

 

Watermelon + Feta + Blackberry

Watermelon, Feta & Blackberry Bites by A Healthy Life For Me

Not only would this flavor combo be something great to introduce your guests to, but it also works out to be a perfect red, white and “blue” flavor combination that’s visually appealing as well! We would even consider adding a drizzle of balsamic glaze on these, what about you?

 

Chocolate + Cayenne Pepper

Mexican Fudge by Wine And Glue

Cacao is incredibly popular in Mexican cuisine, so would you really be surprised that spicy Mexican chocolate fudge exists?

 

BBQ + Orange + Soy Sauce

Orange BBQ Chicken Kabobs by Will Cook For Smiles

Mmmmm… the joys of orange chicken fresh from your favorite Chinese restaurant. Take this sweet, tangy sauce to the next level when you make it yourself and smother it onto some grilled chicken kabobs.

 

Avocado + Chocolate

Avocado Pudding by Core Connection

Some raw cacao powder, maple syrup and coconut milk combined with ripe avocado makes for a decadent, creamy dessert that’s healthy enough to double as one stellar breakfast.

 

Strawberry + Basil

Strawberry Basil Bruschetta by Chef Savvy

Incredibly refreshing! The peppery nature of basil is in fact an ideal complement to the floral and sweet strawberry.

 

Cereal + Chicken

Cap'n Crunch Chicken Fingers by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

When you think about it, pretty much any hard-crunchy snack could be turned into an amazing breading!

  • Ritz Crackers
  • Graham Crackers
  • Your Favorite Chips
  • Cheese Puffs
  • Cereal
  • Pork Rinds (awesome for low-carb!)
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Stale Cornbread

 

Do you have a favorite recipe that combines food in creative ways? Tag us with #BestMarket, we would love to see!

May 3, 2018