Scrumptious, superb, and soul-warming, the letter S is the key to unlocking a culinary world where flavor reigns supreme. From hearty soups and stews that comfort you on a chilly night to vibrant salads that elevate your summer BBQs, the letter S amazes you with tons of recipes where each one only gets better than the previous. Let’s delve into the realm of “25 Foods That Start With S,” where succulence, spice, and sophistication converge on your plate.

1.   Seafood Gumbo

This seafood gumbo is a soul-warming dish hailing from Louisiana and is known for its rich flavors and Creole and Cajun influences. It’s brimming with a colorful medley of vegetables, succulent shrimp, white fish, white crab, and smokey oysters, all simmered to perfection in a flavorful roux infused with aromatic spices. Serve with rice in bowls and top with fresh parsley and chili flakes for an added layer of visual appeal and flavor.

2.   Strawberry Smoothie

This strawberry smoothie is a fruity delight perfect for breakfast, a pick-me-up snack, or even as a post-workout treat. Packed with fresh and frozen strawberries, a hint of honey, and the creaminess of low-fat milk, this smoothie is a nutritious way to kickstart your day or cool off in the summer heat. Plus, with the option to make it vegan, it can suit a wide range of dietary preferences.

3.   Spinach Fritters

These crispy and golden spinach fritters transform an otherwise bland leafy green vegetable into a winning appetizer that you can’t get enough of. Ready in just 30 minutes, they are delicious on their own or with a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt. The crispy exterior of these fritters leads to a tender and flavorful inside, making them an ideal snack for picky eaters who might otherwise turn their noses up at spinach.

4.   Salmon Patties

Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein, essential vitamins, and minerals these golden-brown salmon patties are a delight for seafood fanatics. It only takes canned salmon, some basic herbs, and spices to have this seafood dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. Enjoy them on their own with a tangy dipping sauce, sandwiched between buns, or alongside your favorite vegetables for a wholesome meal.

5.   Sushi Rolls

Ever been enchanted by sushi rolls in a fancy restaurant and wished to recreate your own version? These homemade sushi rolls are an excellent place to start. They are not only a feast for the taste buds but also a work of art on the plate. Sushi-grade salmon, high-quality sushi rice, nori (seaweed), and vegetables are the key ingredients you’ll need, along with a little practice and patience to master the art of sushi rolls.

6.   Sausage Pasta Bake

Rich Italian sausages, rigatoni pasta, zesty tomato passata, and a touch of heat from red pepper flakes work in utter harmony to create a culinary experience hard to resist. This easy-to-make sausage pasta bake is the perfect weeknight meal, taking less than 30 minutes. Topped with melted mozzarella cheese, resulting in a cheesy, gooey, and comforting meal that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

7.   Sage Tea

No better way to relax and unwind than with a cup of Sage tea. Imagine a soul-warming beverage that marries the earthy notes of Black Tea with the aromatic touch of fresh Sage leaves. Black tea is rich in antioxidants, while sage is known for its potential health benefits, including improved digestion and cognitive function. Cashew nut butter provides a creamy texture without dairy, making it ideal for vegans and those with lactose intolerance.

8.   Soy Sauce Eggs

Level up your egg breakfast with these Soy Sauce Eggs. Picture perfectly boiled eggs, with their silky yolks infused with a marinade featuring the irresistible saltiness of soy sauce, a subtle sweetness from brown sugar, the tangy flavor of rice vinegar, and a hint of spicy excitement from chilies or jalapeno peppers. And if that’s not enough, star anise adds a touch of exotic aroma, and a fragrant bath of water completes this exquisite ensemble.

9.   Sweet Potato Chips

Salty and super crispy, these 3-ingredient sweet potato chips are a healthy alternative to deep-fried potato chips. They are easy to make whether you air-fry, deep-fry, or oven-bake. To get the perfect crunch, use a mandoline slicer to cut them as thinly as possible, and be mindful of the oil temperature. With their lightning-fast cooking time, you can whip up a big batch in no time to surprise your guests.

10.Sesame Cookies

If you have a weak spot for freshly baked cookies, these Sesame Cookies are right up your alley. With just the right amount of sugar, they’re packed with flavor and have a satisfying crunch. Toasted sesame seeds add a rich, nutty flavor that sets these cookies apart from your average chocolate chip cookie. They are an excellent accompaniment to your morning coffee or afternoon tea. The nutty undertones pair perfectly with your favorite brew.


Indulge in the bright and zesty flavors of a delicious homemade salsa made with a blend of ripe tomatoes, fragrant cilantro, zesty lime juice, and a perfect mix of spices. Whether you prefer a chunky or smooth texture or a mild or spicy taste, this versatile Mexican delight can be tailored to your preferences. Perfect for pairing with your favorite tortilla chips or as a vibrant dipping accompaniment to any main meal.

12.Squash Croquettes

If you’re a fan of crispy and savory snacks with a hint of sweetness, these squash croquettes are a must-try. Shredded yellow squash is mixed with onions and aromatic spices to make a patty or squash cake. When fried to perfection, their golden-brown exterior leads to a tender and flavorful interior. Whether served as an appetizer, side dish, or main course, these squash fritters are versatile enough to adapt to various meal settings.


This spaghetti recipe is a classic that has stood the test of time and is sure to become a comfort food favorite. With perfectly seasoned ground beef, a rich and savory tomato sauce, and complemented by aromatic herbs and spices, it’s a celebration of simplicity and flavor. Tossed with al dente spaghetti, this dish is versatile and easy to make, making it a foolproof pasta dinner.

14.Snow Pea Stir Fry

Veggie side dishes can’t get simpler than sesame snow peas! From stove to table, they’re ready in 5 minutes in a wok or cast-iron skillet. These stir-fried peas have a delightful sear and are simple enough for a weeknight meal but also elegant enough to be served as a centerpiece at your holiday dinner table. Toss them into a bowl with Jasmine Rice, and you have a wholesome dinner with minimal effort.

15.Soya Bean Curry

Soybeans are a nutritional powerhouse, and this curry recipe is a mouthwatering way to harness their potential. Whether you’re a vegan seeking a meatless alternative or simply someone looking to incorporate more plant-based protein into your diet, this soybean curry is a must-have for you. You’ll appreciate how quickly you can whip up this dish without compromising on taste or health benefits. Pair with white rice or simple roti for a satisfying meal option.

16.Shallot Confit

This rich and subtly sweet shallot confit is a versatile and easy-to-make condiment made with an unsung hero of your pantry! Slowly cooked in extra virgin olive oil with bay leaves and thyme, the shallots become irresistibly tender and release their unique flavors into the oil, resulting in tender shallot morsels that melt in your mouth. Suitable for eating on its own or as an accompaniment to any savory dish.

17.Saffron Rice

Picture a fluffy plate of fragrant rice that transports your taste buds to the world of Middle Eastern cuisines. Made using simple ingredients, including basmati rice, caramelized onions that add a hint of sweetness, and saffron for a rich aroma and a pleasant yellow hue. This Middle Eastern saffron rice recipe is a perfect addition to your festive meals. You can also make it vegan without compromising on flavor.

18.Soy Milk

Soy milk is packed with essential nutrients and is dairy-free, making it a perfect choice for those with lactose intolerance. You only need two ingredients, water — and soybeans — to whip up this nutritional powerhouse in no time. The process is simple. Blend soaked soybeans with water, strain, and bring to a gentle boil. The result? A dairy-free creamy goodness that will keep you hydrated without compromising on health or flavor!


This homemade salami recipe is a flavor-packed adventure that requires just a handful of ingredients. High-quality ground beef is the canvas to infuse with bold flavors of coarsely ground black pepper, minced garlic, and ground mustard seed. To kickstart the curing process and add that signature salami tang, introduce a sugar-based curing mixture. A perfectly balanced, homemade salami that’s rich, robust, and customizable to your taste.

20.Soba Noodles Stir Fry

Elevate your dinner game with this restaurant-quality soba noodles stir fry recipe that combines nutrient-rich veggies and gluten-free soba noodles simmered in dark soy sauce. This one-pot vegan wonder takes less than 30 minutes to make and is bursting with vibrant colors and irresistible flavors. Perfect meal for those looking for a quick meal after a long, hectic day!

21.Strawberry Shortcake

This strawberry shortcake has graced dessert tables and tantalized taste buds for generations. A moist white-layer cake filled with juicy, freshly sliced strawberries and topped with melt-in-your-mouth whipped cream frosting. The combination of sweet and tangy strawberries and rich, creamy frosting makes this cake a stand-out addition to any warm-weather gathering. From mixing the cake batter to creating the delicious strawberry topping, nothing is complicated about this recipe.

22.Swiss Cheese Fondue

Picture a pot of creamy, molten cheese flavored with a touch of garlic, white wine, and a hint of cherry brandy, just waiting for you to dip in with chunks of crusty bread. This Swiss cheese fondue is the epitome of comfort food with sophistication and an excellent choice for winter evenings when you want something indulgent. For a dairy-free variation, swap out traditional cheese for cashew-based cheese or a combination of plant-based cheese substitutes.

23.Strawberry Sorbet

Beat the scorching heat this summer season with this 2-ingredient strawberry sorbet. Made with strawberries and sugar, this vegan, gluten-free, and guilt-free sorbet is exploding with flavor. Add a splash of lime for a zesty finish. You can also minimize the calorie count by substituting sugar with honey, maple syrup, or agave.

24.Sauerkraut Salad

Redefine your salad game with this refreshing salad that combines sauerkraut, apples, onions, and chives. This quick and easy salad is infused with tangy and sweet notes and is low carb and low fat. Bursting with flavor and packed with essential nutrients, this salad is a perfect addition to your lunch routine. Top it off with a simple dressing made with a delightful fusion of oil, honey, and salt to elevate its flavor profile.

25.Sponge Cake

Treat yourself to a delicious and oh-so-tender slice of heaven made with simple pantry staples. This soft and fluffy sponge cake is perfect for those cozy afternoons when all you need is a slice of cake to enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Double or triple the recipe to make a layer cake for your next celebration. It’s one of the easiest sponge cake recipes you’ll ever make.

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