17 Delicious Food Combinations That Will Blow Your Mind
You may know apple slices taste delicious with some cheese, or that chocolate and peanut butter are a match of heaven. But there are a lot of people who really like weird food combinations.
Even though we are sure about the fact that salty foods make a great combination with sweet ones, some of these food combinations are truly next-level. But they all work, as long as you’re willing to try something new. Here are some of the weirdest and most delicious food combinations out there.
17.Mayo and Peanut Butter
This strange sandwich combo has a astonishing number of fans. This tradition came about in the Depression, but it’s stuck around for years, especially in Southern states. While it may have been created out of shortage resources, the sandwich has resisted thanks to its ability to meld two distinct flavors into one filling meal.
16.Feta and Watermelon
Feta is the star of the classic Greek salad, but it tastes as delicious when combined with fruit. Its dense texture makes it the perfect way to add more flavor to a juicy watermelon salad. Add some mint, and it will be perfect.
15.Hot Sauce and Ice Cream
If topping ice cream with olive oil is an old combination for you, why not step it up a notch? Milk is a standard go-to for people trying to get that spicy taste out of their mouths, so this seems like the next step. If you’re a daring person, you could even make homemade sriracha ice cream.
14.Honey and Pizza
In a similar way, honey makes an surprisingly delicious pizza topping. Hot honey, in specific, is a delicious counterbalance to the salty taste that comes with salty toppings like pepperoni.
13.French Fries and Honey
If you want to add a sweet taste to your french fries but you don’t want to eat them with ice cream, honey can be the solution for you. Its sweet flavor matches perfectly with fast food’s goodness. This is the reason why McDonald’s offers honey with its chicken nugget dipping options.
12.Peanut Butter and Sriracha
If you’re bored of the same Peanut Butter &Jam, meet the Peanut Butter &Sriracha. Sriracha leaves the sweet aftertaste without the sugar overload that jams can leave. Also, the peanut butter helps cutting some of the sriracha’s spiciness. You don’t have to use a fancy recipe with this combination. Just fill up a sandwich with both sriracha and peanut butter.
11.Bacon and Peanut Butter
The banana and bacon combo may seen as one on a lifetime combo for you. Even if you don’t include the banana in the combo, the contrasting smoothness of peanut butter and the crunchiness of bacon elevate the experience of eating them together.
10.Chocolate and Sesame
You might think sesame seeds are the perfect topping for Chinese food or the buns of McDonald’s. But also sesame is wonderfully versatile, and there’s a reason there are a lot of recipes for sesame and chocolate desserts. From black sesame truffles to sesame chocolate chip cookies, this is a easy but very tasty flavor combination you didn’t know existed. Even Lindt makes a sesame chocolate bar!
9.Chili Powder and Mango
Spicy lovers may be interested in adding a sweet element to their heat-filled dish. As this recipe of a chili-mango chicken stir-fry will show you, adding some sweet elements into a spicy dish makes the flavor more and more delicious. Adding hot sauce to mango is a Mexican combo, and once you’ve tried it, you’ll understand the appeal.
8. Ice Cream and Pickles
This strange combination is a common pregnancy craving Of course, you don’t have to be pregnant if you want to try this combination. No one is judged here!
7.Watermelon and Salt
If you haven’t already tried this combo, you might think that salt would dry out the watermelon’s sweet flavor. However, the opposite is true. As with many of the other savory-sweet combos on this list, a pinch of salt will intensify the flavor of the watermelon’s natural sweetness.
6.Pickle Sandwiches and Peanut Butter
For pickle lovers, there’s not much the tart flavor can’t improve, and peanut butter is strong enough to withstand the pickle juice without the sandwich falling apart. The vinegary taste of the pickles tempers the unctuousness of the peanut butter, and it’s what makes an unusual sandwich when luncheon meats leave you cold.
5.Melon and Proscuitto
Combining salty and sweet flavors can be as easy as enjoying a piece of meat with fresh fruit. This Italian pairingh is perfect for a snack on a hot summer day. You can wrap the melon slices with the proscuitto or just eat the two side by side.
4.Bacon and Banana
While the origin of this combo is not clear, it’s long been attributed, togather with peanut butter, to Elvis Presley. On one hand we have the sweet, carb-heavy banana and on the other the creamy peanut butter and salty bacon, an unlikely but delicious trio perfect for a sandwich.
3.Chips and Chocolate
If you’ve ever spouted a box of M&Ms into your popcorn at the cinema, this one’s for you. This salty-sweet combination is just tasty. Here’s a reason chocolate covered potato chips are a thing. Lay’s first released its chocolate-covered chips in 2013, but the pairing dates way back further than that.
2.Apple Pie and Cheddar Cheese
Fresh apples and cheese slices are a common pairing, so it was only a matter of time before the cheese idea hit apple pie, too.
If you want to try this trend, you don’t have to throw a yellow slice on top of the next slice of pie you eat. Try baking cheddar into your pie crust to test out this strange combo.
1.Ice Cream and Olive Oil
If you haven’t tried it, you might be hesitating about this combo, but a lot of people swear by it. For a true salty-sweet combo, try adding some olive oil and a few sea salt flakes to vanilla ice cream. You won’t regret it.