People Are Sharing Simple Food Combinations That Are Way, Way More Than The Sum Of Their Parts

People Are Sharing Simple Food Combinations That Are Way, Way More Than The Sum Of Their Parts

Have you ever randomly decided to mix two different ingredients together, only to be totally blown away by the flavor? Well, Redditor u/SenseiRaheem asked, "What simple [food] blends are you obsessed with?" Here's what people said.

1."American cheese, eggs, and kimchi. It's great on a sandwich, over rice, or in ramen. It's a perfect balance."

Close-up of a grilled sandwich with a runny egg yolk oozing out from its center and tomato sauce visible in the filling, placed on a white plate

2."Roasted, salted pecans and Parmigiano shavings. This flavor combo is my kryptonite."


3.Pretty much any fruit served with Tajín: Sliced pineapple, mango, cucumber, jicama. You really can't go wrong."

A bowl of cut strawberries and pineapple chunks, with chili powder sprinkled on top, and a small golden fork placed in the bowl

4."Currently obsessed with chopped tomatoes mixed with lime juice, salt, and pepper. Mix it all together, let it sit for 15 minutes, and suddenly you have this amazing blend of tangy and umami."


5."Watermelon with feta cheese. Add some balsamic glaze, and it’s complete. If you want to get fancy, add some mint."

Bowl of watermelon cubes topped with feta cheese, chopped herbs, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze, with a fork on the side

6."Crush a garlic clove with plenty of salt. Add a glug of olive oil and about half that much balsamic or cider vinegar. Pour over chopped tomatoes and let sit for a few minutes while you get the rest of dinner ready."


7."Chimichurri, a sauce made from lots of fresh herbs, olive oil, garlic, and vinegar. I can’t stop making it."

A clear bowl filled with freshly chopped herbs, garlic, and red pepper mixed with oil. A spoon is placed in the bowl, ready for serving

8."Sliced cucumbers with fish sauce."


9."Olive oil, Parmesan, and black pepper on a plate for eating with a loaf of bread."

A plate with several slices of toasted bread, topped with shredded cheese and herbs. The plate has a decorative design

10."If you mix vanilla soft serve and soy sauce, it makes something akin to butterscotch flavored ice cream."


11."I get a little bruschetta-obsessed during tomato season. Garden ripe tomatoes, chopped white onion, lots of fresh basil and garlic, EVOO, and deliciously thick balsamic vinegar on a freshly baked crusty baguette. Heaven."

Bruschetta topped with diced tomatoes and basil on a wooden cutting board

12."Miso and butter. I mix the two ingredients into a paste and put it onto pretty much any vegetable before roasting them. It takes plain old veggies to the next level."


13."Cream cheese and za’atar is a great combo. Try it on bagels, toast, or anything of the sort."

A plate with a slice of toast topped with cottage cheese and sprinkled with herbs and spices

14."Cream cheese and pepper jelly is so simple, yet it hits pretty much every flavor note you could want, IMO..."


15."Peanut butter and honey mixed together over toast. Peanut butter is already good, but this adds a lot of sweetness and just enough consistency to coat the toast. It's so delicious."

Two slices of bread with peanut butter and honey on a blue and white patterned paper plate, placed on a wooden tray table

16."Tabasco and Parmesan cheese on buttered popcorn. Yup."


17.Cottage cheese and a sliced ripe banana. I despise fruit in cottage cheese, but this combo is more than the sum of its parts. It's just totally elevated."

A white plate with cottage cheese, banana slices, and honey, with a fork resting on the plate

18."Figs with blue cheese and prosciutto. Cut the figs in half, top them with a dollop of nice blue cheese, wrap in a bit of prosciutto, and throw them under the broiler just long enough for everything to get warm."


19."Honey and ricotta mixed together and served on bread is my new favorite breakfast."

A hand holds a plate with two slices of bread topped with cream cheese and honey. A dog with long ears is blurred in the background

20."My dad always ate strawberries with fresh jalapeño slices, and I always looked at him funny until I tried it for myself."


21."I make a green salsa with very ripe kiwi, avocado, and cucumber. It is mindblowing!"

A close-up of a fresh salad with sliced cucumbers, avocado, capers, and chopped herbs, mixed in a bowl with a wooden spoon

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