6 Delectable Sweet and Savory Pairings

In the case of food, we like to think opposites attract. It’s funny how sometimes the oddest combinations can make the most delicious match. Ever heard of pickles and peanut butter? Try it, trust us.

We’re bringing you our choice of six delectable sweet and savory pairings, with a little bit of help from some of our #FarmtoJar friends. Try these out next time you feel like getting adventurous:


  1. Honey Goat Cheese Pickle Bites
Jelly Toast Blog - Honey Goat Cheese Pickle Bites
Photo Credit: Jelly Toast

These crunchy treats from our friend Emily at Jelly Toast pair puff pastry with goat cheese, honey and crisp Farmer’s Garden Bread and Butter Chips. The tangy cheese mixed with the sweet honey, crunch of the pickles and perfect flake of pastry make them a go-to for a quick and fresh summer appetizer.


  1. Apples with Extra Sharp Cheddar and Blue Stilton Cheese

Cooking in Stilettos - Apples with Cheddar and Blue Cheeses

We know the importance of a perfect cheese board, and so does Aly at Cooking in Stilettos. Her combination of apples with blue cheese and extra sharp cheddar is a great addition to any cocktail party. The bite of the cheese and crunchiness of the apples lends a satisfying combination of textures and flavors.


  1. Honey Roasted Bread and Butter Bites 

LovintheOven - Pickles and Peanut Butter

Pickles and peanut butter. Weird? Maybe. Delicious? Absolutely. Kim from Lovin from the Oven whipped up honey roasted peanut butter, paired with our savory, yet sweet Bread and Butter Chips. The perfect sweet treat for any time of day.


  1. Mango Dill Pickle Slaw Fish Tacos
Photo Credit: Jelly Toast
Photo Credit: Jelly Toast

Pairing fruit in a pickle salsa is an easy way to bring out tons of flavor without too many ingredients. Using sweet champagne mangos, chopped Farmer’s Garden Dill Halves and shredded red cabbage, Jelly Toast created a crunchy salsa slaw that works as a topping for grilled fish tacos or over a plate of roasted shrimp.


  1. Cuban Monte Cristo Sandwich

Cooking in Stilettos - Cuban Monte Cristo Sandwich

When it comes to sandwiches, you can’t go wrong with sweet and savory flavors. Especially with this Cuban Monte Cristo Sandwich from Cooking in Stilettos – turkey, ham and cheese, Farmer’s Garden kosher dill pickles and griddled french toast style with a touch of sweet blackberry jam for dipping. Delicious.


  1. Pickle, Pretzel & Butterscotch Cookies

Try Anything Once - Pickle Pretzel Butterscotch Cookies

Who doesn’t like cookies? What about pickle, pretzel and butterscotch cookies from Try Anything Once? It’s actually amazing what the tangy flavor can do to amp up this dessert, plus the crunch from the pickles and crispy pretzels make this unique trio of flavors in one cookie the perfect addition to your sweet and savory menu. Munch on.

What’s your favorite sweet and savory pairing?


About the Author:

Seventy years ago, pickling pioneer Joseph Vlasic used fresh, locally grown cucumbers, herbs and spices to create unique pickle recipes that have been shared for generations. Today, we’re savoring that same simple concept with our Farmer’s Garden pickles, in a celebration of authentic, flavorful foods.

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