Dark chocolate is renowned for its health factors, providing chocolate lovers with a sense of sweet contentment.
Though favorite recipes may include desserts or dipped fruits, the following are some dark chocolate pairings that may not make the popular list, but they sure spark some culinary curiosity.
Believe it or not, chocolate and avocado are a pair appearing in several recipes. One to check out is from two peas & their pod. Their vegan chocolate avocado cookies may sound odd but they look delicious.
Avocados are rich in natural good fats and have many healthy properties. When paired with antioxidant rich dark chocolate it makes for an interestingly healthy cookie. The avocado is mashed up into the batter and the peas & their pod insist that it can’t even be detected They also assure you will only have to eat one per craving, due to their thick, satisfying consistency.
Their ingredient list calls for Dutch processed cocoa and vegan chips. Using dark chocolate chips will offset some of the sweetness and add to the depth of taste. Coconut oil is used in place of butter, and almond milk makes for a velvety batter.
Still can’t get over eating a chocolate avocado blend? Try the same recipe but mix it up with cooked carrots, zucchini or other healthy produce that beckons for a baking experiment.
Another eyebrow raising chocolate vegetable platter is from Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Their roasted cacao cauliflower with yogurt dip and grilled naan is an unusual sounding dish, but one that once finished and presented definitely looks worth trying.
Before roasting, the vitamin rich cauliflower is coated with olive oil and dotted with sea salt and unsweetened cacao, which is said to blend well with the earthy, heated flavor. The naan bread is grilled and then a 70% dark chocolate is spooned onto it, though any higher percentage of a quality dark chocolate would work.
If chocolate and vegetables still do not sound like a good idea, then consider dark chocolate and calcium packed parmesan cheese.
The combination has remarkably even been studied in a research lab.
Using the foodpairing method, a resource for chefs, bartenders and others in the culinary arena, aromas and tastes are matched through a system that elaborately charts potential food couplings. This aids in developing out of the ordinary additions to the menu, like dark chocolate and parmesan. This match made in a scientific laboratory is reportedly a palate party.
If still apprehensive about trying any of these recipes, don’t worry, dark chocolate can pull it off.
Have any suggestions for healthy or unique dark chocolate combinations? If so, let us know.
If you read this far, we assume you found this post interesting. Please help Blackle Mag thrive by sharing it using the social media buttons below.Tweet
What did you think of this post? Let us know in the comments below.