5 Must-Try Foods Made for Each Other

I love when chefs experiment in the kitchen and create these unique food combinations like bacon dipped in chocolate! Or, when I’ve accidentally created food combinations that you would never think to work together like waffles and syrup topped with curry kraut and over-easy eggs. There are many unusual food combinations out there that bend the rules on what is normal in flavor pairing, but you try them, and they surprisingly work and almost feel like they were made for each other. Here are five of my favorites! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! We’ve bundled them up for you at a discount in the store to give them a try this week. 😊


Strawberries + Crème Fraîche

Crème fraîche is a tangier, richer version of sour cream and it makes a wonderful combination with sweet strawberries. When strawberries are in season, I love making this simple dessert. Just mix 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (or maple syrup) with ½ cup of crème fraîche in a small bowl. Wash and dry your strawberries and then dip them into the crème fraîche/sugar mixture. Voila! So simple and easy! 

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Watermelon + Feta

Crisp, sweet watermelon and salty, crumbly feta pair perfectly together as their flavors and textures contrast with each other. I like to cut the feta and watermelon into cubes and toss with a squeeze of lime juice, a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkling of fresh, chopped mint.

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Mango + Chili Powder

The flavor combination of sweet and spicy is commonplace in many cultures. Mango with chili powder is a popular Mexican street food that is healthy and bursting with flavor. The combination of mango + chili powder + lime + salt blend together in perfect harmony.  

Mango con Chile y Limon

Cut the mango whatever way you like – halved, slices, chunks. Cut a lime in half and squeeze it over the mango. Sprinkle with chili powder and a pinch of salt. Enjoy!

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Tuna Salad + Chips Sandwich

Chips on sandwiches is one of the greatest inventions! I remember as a kid adding corn chips to my PB&J and thinking chef’s kiss! And as an adult, I feel the same way about the tuna crunch sandwich – tuna salad + chips. Just make your favorite version of tuna salad, then assemble your sandwich. Spread each slice of bread with mayonnaise, place lettuce on the bottom slice of bread, add a layer of tuna salad to each slice of bread, then top with a generous handful of chips (my recommendation is Siete’s Sea Salt and Vinegar Chips), then close the sandwich and press down firmly so the chips break and crumble into the tuna salad. Cut in half and serve – with more chips as a side.

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Chocolate + Avocado

Avocados are high in healthy fats and has a creamy texture, which makes for a perfect substitute for butter, shortening, and even eggs in dessert-type recipes. Their mild flavor can be easily masked with decadent chocolate and sweet maple syrup to make absolutely delicious puddings and mousses.

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Avocado Mousse

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe

By Well Plated by Erin 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 2 large ripe avocados 
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1-3 teaspoons maple syrup 
  • Toppings: whipped cream and berries

Directions

Melt the chocolate chips in either a double boiler or in the microwave. If using the microwave, use a microwave-safe bowl, microwave in 15second bursts, stirring in between, and remove before all the chocolate is melted and stir until smooth. Once the chocolate is melted, set aside, and allow to cool until barely warm.  

Halve and pit the avocados, then scoop them into a food processor or blender. Add the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, almond milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend until very smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the bowl as needed. Taste and add a few teaspoons of maple syrup to reach your desired sweetness. 

Spoon into glass bowls and enjoy immediately as a pudding, or refrigerate until well chilled, 2 hours or overnight. Serve topped with whipped cream and berries of choice. Yields 4 generous servings.


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About Organic Beth

Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three who loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips.