Love raspberries? They are the third most popular berries after strawberries and blueberries. Eat them alone or garnish them over a granola bowl, avocado pudding, waffles, or smoothie. Surely you all are using raspberries in many ways but this article is to show you what all goes well with the raspberry.
In this article, we'll find out which foods taste great when paired with them. We will discuss what flavors go well with raspberry in terms of vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, and protein.
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What Do Raspberry Taste Like
Raspberry is a soft and juicy fruit that is full of seeds. It is sweet and tart depending on how ripe are they and when they are harvested. Unripe berries are a little tart but not like blueberries. Their sweet intense flavors depend on the ripeness and the type of raspberry.
There are four different varieties of raspberries- Black raspberries, Red raspberries, Golden raspberries, Purple raspberries
Raspberries are very nutritious and low in calories. They are rich in fiber and vitamin C with a small number of other nutrients like Vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, and zinc.
What Flavors Go Well With Raspberry
They go well with a number of food groups and are often eaten alone.
Here is the list of food pairing that goes well with them.
Fruits and Vegetables
Strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, watermelon, jalapeno, tomato, ginger, apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, rhubarb, banana, fig, coconut, lemon, limes, mango, melon, peach, pear, pineapple, horseradish, beets, lychee, carrots, asparagus, orange, passionfruit, apple, avocado, artichokes, eggplant, nectarine, grapefruit, grape, quince, spinach, melons, papaya, tangerine
Almond, hazelnut, pistachio, peanut, macadamia, walnut, pecan, pine nuts
Herbs and Spices
Cinnamon, mint, basil, thyme, cilantro, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, bay leaves, clove, ginger, star anise, poppy seeds
Protein and Dairy
Goat cheese, feta cheese, buttermilk, crème fraîche, mascarpone, Greek yogurt, chicken, duck, ham, pork, turkey, shrimp, cream cheese, milk, ricotta, brie cheese, cream
Chocolate (dark, white, & milk), vanilla, Framboise, brandy, rum, Champagne, orange liqueurs, tequila, Cointreau, sweeter red wines, olives, hibiscus, cognac, Grand Marnier, Kirsch, honey, maple syrup, caramel, oats, oatmeal, kinds of vinegar like balsamic, red wine, & sherry
Frequently Asked Questions
Strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, watermelon, apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, banana, fig, mango, melon, peach, pear, pineapple, lychee, orange, passionfruit, apple, nectarine, grapefruit, grape, quince, melons, papaya, and tangerine are the fruits flavors that pair well with raspberries.
Strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, watermelon, jalapeno, tomato, ginger, apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, banana, fig, lemon, limes, mango, melon, peach, pear, pineapple, beets, lychee, carrots, orange, passionfruit, apple, avocado, nectarine, grapefruit, grape, quince, spinach, melons, papaya, and tangerine are the foods that are good to use in smoothies.
Almond, hazelnut, pistachio, peanut, macadamia, walnut, pecan, and pine nuts pair well with raspberries.
Cinnamon, clove, ginger, star anise, poppy seeds are the spices that work with raspberry.
Framboise, brandy, rum, Champagne, orange liqueurs, tequila, Cointreau, sweeter red wines, cognac, Grand Marnier, Kirsch go well with the flavors of raspberry.
What To Do With Raspberries
Here are some recipes that show you how you can enjoy them when the fruit is in season.
I love how sweet, tart, spicy raspberry fruit salsa tastes so much better than the store-bought and brings tons of flavors to my summer salad platter.
4 ingredient mango raspberry vanilla protein smoothie with almond milk and whey protein is perfect for a snack or in breakfast. Low calorie, high in protein, sugar-free this healthy fruity smoothie is filling and creamy in texture.
Watermelon berry salad with mint lime dressing is a fabulous twist to traditional watermelon fruit salad. Fresh berries & watermelon taste amazing with mint lime dressing.
Other Food Pairings
- What Goes Well With Strawberries
- What Goes Well With Watermelon
- Flavors That Go Well With Peaches
- What Goes Well With Blueberries
- What Pairs Well With Mango
- What Pairs Well With Cherries
- Foods pairs well with cilantro
- What Goes Well With Cucumber
- What Pairs With Blackberry
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