The food world is full of classic pairings: bacon and cabbage, peanut butter and jelly, everything and cheese. But sometimes the true thrill of the kitchen is finding two items that don’t sound they’d match up, and sticking them on a plate.
It shouldn’t work, but your tastebuds, much like Shakira's hips, don't lie.
Well done, you've created a masterpiece. Now, read on, you genius, there are other wild food pairings at stake.
1. Blueberry and ginger
Try them in a tart.
You are welcome.
2. Blood orange and red onion
The two paired in a salad are to be tasted to be believed.
3. Peach and tomato
Another salad option that'll blow your mind.
4. Bacon maple doughnuts
Let's be real, these two together could only equate happiness.
5. Chocolate and beetroot brownies
So good, you won't believe they're good for you.
6. Watermelon, feta and basil
What did I say? Cheese goes with everything.
7. Strawberry and jalapeño
This makes for a cracking dip, side or conversation starter.
8. Chocolate and avocado
An incredibly delicious dessert these two make, filled with good fats and loads of flavour.
9. Olive oil gelato
Smooth, grassy, and slightly savoury, this rich olive oil gelato makes for an elegant dessert. A sprinkle of sea salt really tops it off.
10. Strawberries and balsamic vinegar
Sharp, sweet and all kinds of tasty.
11. Caramel and sea-salt
Both champions in their respective fields, and a winning duo together.
12. Sesame seeds and chocolate
Salty and sweet at its best.
13. Chicken and waffles
A feast of champions.
14. Mac'n'cheese pancakes
Cheese is a superfood, right?
15. Chocolate and parmesan
Not your average toastie.
16. Cheese toasties and jam
For the young at heart.
17. Figs and pizza
Don't forget the honey.
18. Coca Cola marinated pork
Sweet, savoury and with a tangy kick you'll crave again and again.
19. Chips and milkshake
A party favourite for eight-year-olds to 80-year-olds.
20. Chilli and chocolate
A welcome kick to everyone's favourite sweet product.
21. Mackerel and banana
Yes, you really did read that correctly.
22. Banana and bacon
Breakfast foods FTW.
23. Honey-glazed carrots
Carrots are the dark horse of the vegetable world. Boasting savoury and sweet taste like no other.
24. Fruit cake and cheese
An oldie, but a goodie.
25. Guinness and chocolate
Deep flavour on deep flavour, heaven.
26. And finally, cheese and honey
You may have tried cheese in a salad with a honey and mustard dressing but it's so much tastier if you try it with pure honey.
A drizzle of honey will also turn ricotta into simple dessert option too. Truly proving that cheese is the food of our generation.