Feeling lucky? You should, because we live in a time when the cuisine we enjoy is a proud declaration of global flavors. Gone are the dishes of neutral color and taste. Instead, we’re embracing the beauty and distinction that only herbs, spices and other exotic ingredients provide. But with this “boom” of flavor, we may find our minds reeling, grasping to remember just what all these new ingredients are. Have no fear, we’ve got you covered, because we want you to know (and enjoy!) what you’re eating!
At Luvo, flavor and nutrition go hand in hand. That means you’ll get a nutritious meal that never tastes bland or boring. To do that, we employ plenty of global flavors. Let us introduce you to some of them and help clear up any confusion!
The Ingredients You Need to Know
- Chorizo – If you love sausage, than you’ll likely love chorizo. This flavorful sausage is used in Mexican and Spanish cooking. It adds plenty of spice and smokey flavor to dishes. A little goes a long way! Try it in Chicken Chorizo Chili.
- Green Curry – This curry paste is a flavorful blend of chiles, lime, ginger, garlic, lemongrass and spices used in Thai cooking. Unlike yellow curry paste, it typically carries a bit more heat. Try it in Thai-Style Green Curry Chicken.
- Harissa – Looking to add a little heat to a dish? Then try harissa! It’s a blend of hot chile peppers, garlic and spices used in Middle Eastern and North African cooking. Try it in Chicken Harissa and Chickpeas.
- Masala – In Indian cooking, the word “masala” implies a blend of spices have been used in the dish. Masalas can be mild or spicy, but are always flavorful! Try it in Mighty Masala and Greens and Chana Masala.
- Salsa Verde – Salsa verde is a broad term used to describe any green sauce. In Mexican cooking, it’s traditionally made with tomatillos (a type of green tomato) and avocado. Try it in Quinoa Veggie Enchilada Verde.
- Black Lentils – Tiny, but mighty legumes. Black lentils have an earthy flavor, a beautiful black hue (thanks to plenty of antioxidants) and hold up well when cooked. Try them in Chana Masala.
What are your favorite Luvo ingredients? Share them with us in the comments section below.