Who doesn't love fruits, nature's candies? But there's more to be made with fruit than just desserts you can also incorporate them into savory fruit dishes for dinner. Enjoy these delicious recipes for savory dishes with fruits that I absolutely love and can't have enough of.
The culinary definition of fruit is pretty different from the botanical definition. Tomato, avocado, and plantain —for example— are fruits, but we're not talking about those here. When I say "fruit" in this context, we know it means the sweet kind.
In my culture, we love combining sweet and savory into meals, and having a ripe banana with our plate of rice, beans, and meat is one of our comfort foods. I have dug into our treasure trove of fruits to combine them with savory tastes in new and interesting ways.
Let's explore these perfect pairings of savory dishes and sweet fruits in these easy recipes.
Savory salads with fruit are some of my favorites. There's something so refreshing in mixing savory ingredients and fruits in salads that makes them much more enjoyable.
Some of these can be served as entrees too. The ceviche recipe is perfect to serve as an appetizer.
Watermelon and Feta Cheese Summer Salad
Starfruit and Serrano Ham Salad
Papaya Summer Salad
Shrimp and Mango Ceviche Salad
Grilled Shrimp and Mango Salad
Lighter No Mayo Potato Salad with Apple
Rice, Pineapple, and Sweet Corn Salad
Potato Salad with Apple
Fruit main dishes
Adding fruits to your savory dishes should not only be limited to salads, you can also make your main dish with fruits. Some meats go exceptionally well with some fruits, and here are some dinner recipes with fruits to inspire you.
Glazed Grilled Pork Chops with Green Mango Salsa
Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple
Braised Quail Cooked with Apple and Rum
Spicy Beef with Peppers and Orange
What do you think of mixing fruits in savory dishes? Have you ever had a banana with your lunch meal? I'd love to hear your opinion.