Blackberries taste similar to raspberries and are often used in making coulis, granola parfait, fruit salads, and in many desserts. They are best to enjoy standalone or with waffles, or yogurt. This article is all about what all goes well with the blackberries.
In this article, we'll find out which foods taste great when paired with them. We will discuss what flavors go well with blackberry in terms of vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, and protein.
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What Do Blackberries Taste Like
Blackberry is a juicy fruit with a sweet and tart flavor. The riper are they, sweetest and tangy they would taste. Unripe ones taste sour and bitter. Blackberries have a unique taste altogether if you ask me, somewhere between sweet, sour, and tart. But they have similar nutritional properties just like raspberries.
These berries are rich in vitamins like C & K, boost brain health, high in fiber, and manganese. High in antioxidants, and fiber, these berries can definitely help you in daily fiber intake. Due to such health benefits, these are good to consume on daily basis or whenever they are in season.
What Pairs Well With Blackberries
Here is the list of food pairing that goes well with them.
Fruits and Vegetables
Strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, apricot, orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, plum, apple, pear, mango, watermelon, beetroot, rocket, spinach, arugula, persimmon, pomelo, coconut, banana, melon, nectarine, mushrooms, cherry, fig, shallot, onion, garlic
Hazelnut, almond, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pistachio, peanuts
Herbs and Spices
Cinnamon, black pepper, cilantro, parsley, basil, star anise, clove, ginger, mint, thyme
Protein and Dairy
Beef, goat cheese, cream, cream cheese, feta cheese, mascarpone cheese, cream Fraiche, yogurt, eggs, egg white, lamb, pork, chicken, fontina cheese
Chocolate (dark, white, milk), vanilla, red wine, brandy, vodka, gin, oats, Grand Marnier, honey, maple syrup, rice, caramel, Champagne, Cointreau, Kirsch, orange liqueur, balsamic vinegar
Frequently Asked Questions
Hazelnut, almond, sunflower seeds, cashew, pumpkin seeds, pistachio, peanuts are pair well with these berries.
Cinnamon, black pepper, star anise, clove, ginger, and salt are a few spices to go well with them.
Goat cheese, cream cheese, feta cheese, mascarpone cheese, cream Fraiche, and fontina cheese pair well with blackberry.
Beef, lamb, pork, chicken tastes great with blackberry sauces like coulis and compote.
What To Do With Blackberry
Here are some recipes that show you how you can enjoy them when the fruit is in season.
- Blackberry Coulis
- Blackberry Smoothie Without Yogurt
- How To Freeze Blackberries
Other Food Pairings
- Pairing With Mango
- Pairing With Peach
- What Goes Well With Cilantro
- What Goes Well With Watermelon
- Pairing With Cherries
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