The harmony of food and beverages
You’ve probably heard of pairing dishes with wine. Experts, in the case of wine – sommeliers, strive for the right combination and seek a balance between strong and neutral flavours, between spicy and sweet, between lighter and richer tastes. The so-called wine pairing has become part of top gastronomy.
However, the “science” of pairing does not have to be limited to food and wine, it can include different types of drinks, such as juices. The rule is that the flavours of food and drink should not be over empowering. We have prepared for you a few tips for combining food and Limeñita juice or smoothie. If you try them, let us know at @limenita_juices how you liked them.
Orange juice with bits and salad with pumpkin, chestnuts and avocado
The balanced and full taste of oranges goes well with various salads with roasted vegetables. Try our tip! In a bowl, mix a handful of lamb’s lettuce, chopped roasted pumpkin, chopped chestnuts, avocado and raisins. Season with salt and pepper and mix well with a good quality extra virgin olive oil. Serve with the Limeñita orange juice with bits.
Tropic juice and a fresh vegan poke bowl
A special mix of juices from selected tropical fruits – pineapple, mango, passion fruit and guava, perfectly complements the taste of the poke bowl with a vegan twist.
The base of each poke bowl is rice. We suggest brown rice, grilled portobello mushrooms, radishes, grated carrots, avocado, finely chopped red onions and sprouts of your choice. Season with a dressing made from lemon juice, sesame oil, grated ginger and lemon zest. The characteristic sweet taste of tropical fruit in the juice pairs perfectly with the light and fresh ingredients in the poke bowl.
Mango, Banana & Passion Fruit smoothie and ratatouille
Ratatouille is a traditional French vegetable dish made of eggplant, tomatoes, pumpkins and zucchini, baked in tomato sauce. Cut the eggplant, tomatoes, pumpkin and zucchini into circles and place them in a row in a baking dish. Prepare the easy tomato sauce from tomato puree, mixture of Italian herbs, fresh garlic and olive oil and add it to the baking dish. Don’t forget to season the sauce with salt and black pepper, according to your taste.
Bake the ratatouille at 190˚C, covered with foil for 40 minutes and without foil for 20 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Well-balanced tropical smoothie with mango, banana and passion fruit perfectly complements the taste palette of this delicious dish. Bon appetite!
And finally …. Don’t be afraid to try different combinations your favourite recipes and various juices. Experiments are allowed! The kitchen is the right place to discover your taste buds and preferences. Let us know at @limenita_juices what your favourite combinations are.