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Great food combinations you have never heard off

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Ever heard of eating a banana with mayo, or dipping pickles into peanut butter? 

Right, these food combinations do sound pretty wild. But don’t knock them just yet! 

First, give them a try – and who knows, pizza with Nutella might become your favourite dish! Here are 28 bizarre food ideas you should give a go! 

  1. Banana and Bacon

The history of this combo is kinda murky, but rumour has it that it was invented by Elvis Presley! Salty, crispy bacon combined with sweet, carb-heavy banana makes a perfect mix. Put these ingredients on a slice of bread, add some peanut butter, and your ideal sandwich is ready! 

  1. White Chocolate and Red Caviar

They say that this unlikely food combo was created by a famous chef. He was amazed at how the salty caviar softened the sweetness of the white chocolate. If you’re a fan of sweet-salty tastes, this is the thing for you. 

  1. Chocolate and Avocado

And I don’t only mean adding a bit of chocolate to your avocado toast (although the very idea makes me salivate). You can also make a mouth-watering avocado and chocolate milkshake, where the buttery texture of the avocado will perfectly complement the flavour of chocolate. Hey try it and leave your comments down below. 

  1. Tomato and Peanut Butter

Put several slices of tomato on a piece of bread and spread some peanut butter over it, or just slather a thick layer of peanut butter over a slice of tomato. This taste combination is surprisingly popular with many foodies! 

  1. Popcorn and Milk 

Some lovers of experiments replaced breakfast cereal with popcorn. Then they add milk and claim that this dish tastes no worse than its more widespread and popular alternative. Care to try? 

  1. Nutella and French Fries

Salt tends to enhance taste and flavour. That’s why, if you slather some Nutella over your French fries, this famous hazelnut cocoa spread will taste even sweeter and nuttier(no pun intended)! Another way to enjoy your French fries, even more, is to wash them down with a chocolate milk cocktail. 

  1. Pizza and Nutella

People have invented countless variations of sweet pizza. But the one with Nutella is by far the most popular. What’s its secret? I guess it’s all about the delicious mix of melted cheese and sweet hazelnut spread. 

  1. Banana and Mayo

Nope, I don’t encourage you to squeeze a healthy portion of mayonnaise on a peeled banana and stuff it into your mouth. But, go ahead if you want! However, if you sandwich a sliced banana between two pieces of bread and coat it with mayo, you might be in for a pleasant surprise! 

  1. Pickles and Ice Cream

Well, I admit that this combination might not be for everyone. But there are foodies who find this unusual mix of salty and sweet, vinegary and milky, strangely alluring. And how about you? Have you ever had any uncommon cravings? Let me know in the comments below! 

  1. Cheddar Cheese and Apple Pie

Nowadays, you won’t surprise anyone by serving sliced cheese with fresh apples. And since these products get along exceptionally well, why not take it one step further? Rumour has it that the idea of adding Cheddar Cheese to apple pies appeared in England, and then spread (pardon the pun) all over the world. 

  1. Olive Oil and Ice Cream

Eww! Are you for real now? I bet that’s what you’re thinking! I admit, this combination is a bit on the weird side, but lots of people swear by it! To get a mega-delicious salty-sweet combo, sprinkle some olive oil, along with a bit of sea salt, on top of vanilla ice cream. yeah. 

  1. Chocolate and Chips

This salty-sweet combination is heavenly. No wonder that chocolate-covered chips area thing and many producers added this mix to their product line! But if you still prefer to dip your potato chips in French onion dip, hey I don’t blame you! 

  1. Burger and Jam

These days, you can order this combo in most restaurants, and no one will think you’re a weirdo. Besides, more and more people choose this option over the regular one with ketchup! 

  1. Burger and Peanut Butter

Unlike burgers with jam, which are more of a salty-sweet combination, burgers with peanut butter are more of a “salt with more salt” situation. Also, instead of spreading melted peanut butter all over your burger, you have to add it while making the beef patties. As a result, your burgers become juicier. 

  1. Strawberries and Balsamic

This is a tried-and-true century-old Italian combination which works amazingly well. The savory flavor of the vinegar makes the strawberries taste sweeter and complements their juicy nature. 

  1. Peanut Butter and PicklesEven if you aren’t too enthusiastic about dipping pickles into peanut butter, try combining these ingredients in a sandwich! In this case, the vinegary flavor of the pickles will dilute the stickiness of the peanut butter, and you might just get hooked! 
  2. Watermelon and Salt

Those who have never tried this taste combination often think that salt rids the watermelon of its sweetness. But the truth is quite the opposite. A pinch of salt will only enhance the flavor and sweetness of the watermelon. 

  1. Mango and Chilli Powder

If you’re a spicy food lover, this combination might catch your fancy! You can sprinkle some hot chili powder ona sliced mango and enjoy the burn. Or you can add some sweetness to a spicy dish by dropping several pieces of mango into the pan. It’ll add depth of flavor to your meal. 

  1. Peanut Butter and Bacon

Remember that banana and bacon combo? Well, it’s time to replace the banana with some peanut butter! The smoothness of the peanut butter will contrast with the crispness of the bacon, making you crave the experience of combining these products again and again. 

  1. Ice Cream and Hot Sauce

Wait, don’t say “oh, no” right away! You probably know that the most effective way to put out the spicy food fire in your mouth is to drink some milk. Then why not step it up a notch? Drizzle some spicy sauce over your vanilla ice cream to satisfy your adventurous soul! 

  1. Peanut Butter and Mayo

While it’s one of the most unlikely things I would combine on a sandwich, it has a long history. People started to mix peanut butter, rich in proteins, and mayo, full of fats, during difficult times when there was a lack of resources. But later, the sandwich surprisingly stuck around once people realized that it was actually delicious. 

  1. Peanut Butter and SrirachaYet another unexpected combination of two seemingly incompatible ingredients! But in fact, the sweet aftertaste of sriracha will make the oily and sticky peanut butter taste more interesting. And the peanut butter, in turn, will reduce some of the sriracha’s spiciness. 
  2. Green Apple and Salsa

You’ve probably tried a salsa recipe with mango or pineapple. So then, what’s wrong with green apples? The truth is that their slightly sour taste is perfect for spicy dishes. It offsets some heat, but at the same time, adds a strong and a bit bitter taste to the mix. 

  1. French Fries and Honey

If you want to turn your French fries into something different and exciting, but you don’t want to use Nutella, ice cream, or a milkshake, honey will do the trick! The sweet flavour of this treat will complement the fast food’s saltiness. No wonder some restaurants offer honey among other dipping options. 

  1. Watermelon and Feta

No classic Greek salad can go without Feta. But this cheese can taste even better when you combine it with fruit; in particular, watermelon. The dense structure and saltiness of the Fetal Add extra flavour to the juicy red goodness. And if you decorate your dish with some mint, chances are you’ll have a new favourite among salads. 

  1. Pizza and Honey

Hot honey can make an unexpected but undeniably enjoyable pizza topping. It’ll offset the excessive amount of salt coming with, let’s say, pepperoni. So, if you cook pizza at home, try coating it with pepperoni, peppers, and honey – and don’t say I didn’t warn you when you get addicted! 

  1. Basil and Strawberry
    Speaking of mixing strawberries with balsamic vinegar, strawberries and basil are just as good. You can test this combination while making lemonades and other drinks. Basil and strawberry frozen yoghurt taste delicious as well.
  1. Pickle Brine and Chicken
    Brining chicken in pickle juice helps to keep the meat moist and, at the same time, preserve its natural flavour. On top of that, you don’t need to use salt in the process since the brine is salty enough.

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Sarita D

After a successful career in the fin-tech sector, Sarita is now back to navigating life and stories in India. Passionate about food, mental health, and other social issues.

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