Taste buds bored to tears? Here are ten unusual food pairings that will wake up your week. Several of my readers have written me lately with really interesting, unusual and fresh food combinations, so if you need to shake up your menu, don’t miss these tips.
As a bonus, they’re all fresh, low-carb and loaded with antioxidants.
10. Tomato “Toast”
Tired of toast? Want to reduce the carbs in your diet? Yes, you do. Slice up beefsteak or large heirloom tomatoes, top with cheese of choice, and pop them into the toaster oven. Not recommended for a vertical toaster.
Toss out the salt and try this flavorful mix instead.
6. Strawberries and Asparagus
This was one of the strangest combinations I’d ever heard, but reader Nickie insisted I had to try it. I steamed the asparagus, let it cool, then sliced up the spears and tossed with olive oil and halved berries. Garnish with a little black pepper, and prepare to eat the entire bowl in one sitting.
Maruchan313’s Flickr Photo
5. Goat Cheese and Blueberries
A lot more interesting than yogurt.
4. Sliced Jalapenos and Cottage Cheese
The healthy person’s answer to those awful fried jalapeno poppers. Thanks, Anne.
Sliced up and mixed together, this is light and refreshing.
2. Tuna Salad with Green Apples
I buy the Omega-3 mayonnaise and use it sparingly. Add in lots of chunks of green apple and a big dash of nutmeg. Good stuff.
1. What’s your favorite food combination that surprises people?
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About the Author
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.