Are you struggling to think of foods that start with “C”? This list includes everything from the heartwarming Cabbage soup to the luxurious Caviar. Keep on reading to learn more about these delicious “C” foods!
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Nothing gets you up and going when you’re feeling under the weather like a bowl of hot cabbage soup. You can make cabbage soup with cabbages, other vegetables, and even sauerkraut. Cabbage soup is a popular food item in various cuisines such as Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, and French.
One of the most versatile vegetables in the world is the cauliflower. Roast with a couple of spices or include it in an elaborate recipe, the simplicity of the cauliflower shines regardless. If you are keen on trying new recipes, cauliflower pizza or rice might just be the one for you.
Funnily enough, carrot cake doesn’t taste anything like carrots. Instead of taking over the cake flavor, carrots blend well with the rest of the ingredients. Carrot cakes have a bold, rich flavor with tons of natural sweetness. It also makes for a healthier snack than other cakes since carrot cake contains less sugar and fat.
What started off as a popular deep-fried snack in 1975 in the Mediterranean is now an appetizer on the menu of many famous restaurants. Calamari uses European squid which is first cleaned, then battered and deep-fried. The common way to enjoy Calamari is with a sprinkle of lemon juice, chopped parsley, and tartar sauce.
The Cantaloupe, also known as rockmelon, sweet melon, and spanspek, is a popular variety of muskmelon. This delicious melon is popular among both children and adults, enjoyed mostly during the summertime. The Cantaloupe is full of water, vitamins, and minerals which can prevent dehydration during the summer.
Chili peppers and bell peppers are both fruits of the Capsicum plant. In some countries, green and red bell peppers are known as Capsicums. You can eat them raw, cooked, or even stuff them with a variety of ingredients. When thinly sliced and sautéed, they taste great in stir-fry and noodles.
A crêpe or crepe is like a thin version of the pancake. They can be either sweet or savory and are popular in many cuisines. Sweet crepes are usually filled with whipped cream, fruits, jams, or Nutella. While savory crepes, called Galettes, are more elaborate and can include cheese, various meats, vegetables, ham, and eggs.
I love cherry tomatoes and I’m sure so do you. They’re a small version of regular tomatoes and can range in size from a thumb tip to a golf ball. These tomatoes have a brighter, more concentrated flavor than regular tomatoes. They taste great in salads with feta cheese and olives.
Chia seeds are the black and gray seeds of the plant Salvia hispanica, a relative of mint. Highly nutritious, these seeds contain a great deal of fiber and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. They have a mild nutty flavor which complements both sweet and savory preparations.
Chickpeas, popularly known as Garbanzo beans, are round, beige-colored beans. The beige ones are the most popular but black, green, and red chickpeas also exist. These beans are rich in fiber, protein, key vitamins, and minerals. The Hummus many of us love is just a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, and garlic.
Chives are a green vegetable related to onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, and scallions. They have a mild onion-like flavor that goes great with sour cream. Top stir-fry, noodles, and scrambled eggs with chives for added flavor.
Corn or maize is a very popular vegetable, cultivated for its sweet crisp kernels. It was a staple food source for the indigenous people of North and South America. Other than yellow, corn comes in a variety of colors such as orange, red, blue, purple, black, and white. Popular recipes with corn include popcorn, grilled corn on the cob, tortillas, and corn chips.
Cucumbers are a healthful vegetable rich in water, vitamins, and minerals, They are low in calories and make for a refreshing snack in summertime. Cucumbers are very versatile and you can include them in both sweet and savory dishes. Raw cucumbers are great for salads and green smoothies.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Whether as a snack, milkshake, or ice cream, chocolate is rich in flavor. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, also contains various antioxidants which boost immune health, reduce inflammation, improve brain function, and provide cardiovascular support. Just like Professor Lupin says in Harry Potter, “Eat some chocolate, you’ll feel better.”
Celery is a green vegetable with edible leaves and a long, fibrous stalk. You can eat both the leaves and stalks. This versatile vegetable boasts a host of health benefits. You can eat it raw, cooked, juice it, or even make candy with it.
With a complex flavor profile, the Caesar salad is one of the most popular recipes in the world. It includes Romaine lettuce and croutons, dressed with a variety of ingredients such as lemon juice, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. Visually appealing and incredibly delicious, it is no wonder this salad was loved by Julius Caesar.
Cherries are a beloved summertime fruit, enjoyed by many. They are rich in Potassium which is an essential mineral your body needs for healthy muscle, heart, nerve, and kidney function. There are two main varieties of cherries: sour and sweet cherries.
Cream cheese is a soft cheese made from cow’s milk and cream that has a neutral flavor. Mildly tangy but subtly sweet, its flavor makes it incredibly versatile. You can enjoy it on a bagel with your morning coffee, incorporate it in cake batter, or even make frosting with it.
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Consumed daily around the world, this is a highly nutritious drink. Coffee has been proven to improve concentration and immune function. It can also lower the risk of illnesses such as Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.
Curry is an Indian gravy that uses various spices such as turmeric, cumin, ginger, and coriander. It varies in flavor from mild to super spicy. You can make curry with various meats, fish, vegetables, and tofu. In India, curry with rice or flatbread is common for lunch or dinner.
Caviar is a delicacy that consists of salt-cured fish eggs (roe) of some species of Sturgeon fish. It is a highly prized and expensive food item used mainly as garnish or a spread. The taste of Caviar is similar to ocean water with a buttery, creamy texture.
Calzone is a crescent-shaped folded pizza that is popular in Italian cuisine. Traditional recipes for Calzone include ham, salami, vegetables, ricotta, and Parmesan cheese as filling. However, due to its popularity, there are also recipes with pepperoni, olives, and mushrooms which are mainly used as pizza toppings.
Carnitas is a Mexican dish that consists of slow-cooked pulled pork. The pork is seasoned and slow cooked until tender. Then it is pulled apart and pan-fried until the bits develop a crispy exterior. Tender, juicy, and crispy at the same time, Carnitas are great with rice or in tacos.