Avocado is an integral part of Mexican cuisine, remember guacamole is the most loved dip with chips. It is also eaten in salads and sandwiches paired with many vegetables, greens, and other fruits. Explore further what pairs well with them?
In this post, I share which food flavors go together when paired with avocados. Let see what flavors go well with avocado in terms of vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, and protein.
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What Do Avocado Taste Like
Avocado tastes vary depending on how ripe are they. A ripe avocado tastes slightly sweet, mild, creamy, and buttery in texture. Some claim that it tastes like egg yolk or coconut. As soon as you take a bite you will feel a creamy texture with slightly sweet, earthy, and grassy flavors coming together.
A ripe avocado is a key ingredient to make any dip, salad, sandwich, and to serve as a side. Unripe avocado is firm and still will be easier to cut. But they will not be sweet in taste and creamy texture. They are still good at adding in sandwiches, salads, and making avocado pickle.
Use them in baking, seasoning, and as a side along with shakshuka, scrambles, and tacos.
Avocados are very healthy and have many health benefits. It is rich in healthy fats, and fiber along with a few vitamins and minerals. It supports heart health and improves gut health. Let see what are food groups that can be paired well with them to enhance the flavors and ways to eat them.
What Foods Pair Well With Avocado
Here is the list of food pairing that goes well with them.
Fruits and Vegetables
Mango, strawberry, cabbage, scallions, spring onion, garlic, onion, lemon, lime, corn, lettuce, tomato, arugula, rocket, cucumber, orange, grapefruit, brussels sprouts, jalapeno, honeydew, ginger, shallot, onions, carrots, radish, green beans, peas, romaine, kohlrabi, pomegranate, coconut, tomatillo, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, pineapple, peach, poblano, sweet potato, grape, kiwi, fennel, mushrooms, asparagus, watermelon, cranberry, bell peppers, acorn squash, artichoke, celery, jicama, persimmon, pomelo
Cashew, almond, pistachio, pumpkin seed, sunflower seed, peanuts, pine nuts, sesame, hazelnut, nutmeg, black pepper, chipotle pepper
Herbs and Spices
Cilantro, parsley, basil, mint, dill, turmeric, salt, pepper
Protein and Dairy
Chicken, pork, tofu, yogurt, turkey, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, tuna, steak, egg, salmon, blue cheese, crab, edamame beans, prosciutto, bacon, shellfish, Beans (black, pinto, and red), goat cheese, feta cheese, mozzarella cheese, sour cream, cheddar, prawn, tempeh, adzuki beans
Rice, gochujang, brown lentils, mayo, farro, honey, maple syrup, rice vinegar, chocolate, chickpeas, wasabi, ponzu sauce, brown rice, nori, quinoa, chorizo, harissa, hummus, coffee, soya sauce, balsamic, pesto, zhoug, chimichurri
Frequently Asked Questions
Mango, strawberry, orange, grapefruit, honeydew, pomegranate, coconut, pineapple, peach, grape, kiwi, watermelon, cranberry, persimmon, and pomelo are the fruits that pair well.
Cabbage, scallions, spring onion, garlic, onion, lemon, lime, corn, lettuce, tomato, arugula, rocket, cucumber, brussels sprouts, jalapeno, ginger, shallot, onions, carrots, radish, green beans, peas, romaine, kohlrabi, coconut, tomatillo, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, poblano, sweet potato, fennel, mushrooms, asparagus, bell peppers, acorn squash, artichoke, celery, jicama, are the veggies that blend with avocado very well.
Chicken, pork, turkey, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, tuna, steak, salmon, crab, prosciutto, bacon, shellfish, and prawn are the meat varieties to go well with avocado.
Blue cheese, goat cheese, feta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and cheddar cheese pair well with it.
Gochujang, soya sauce, wasabi, ponzu sauce, harissa, hummus, pesto, zhoug, and chimichurri are the sauces that really blend beautifully with avocado.
What To Make With Avocado
Here are some recipes that show you how you can enjoy avocado anytime during the year.
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