W may seem like one of the tricky alphabets when it comes to food! However, we have managed to come up with a list of 25 foods that start with W. Surprisingly, there are so many delicious foods and ingredients that start with the letter W, and chances are that you have never heard about some of them before. From crispy delights like waffle fries to the exotic allure of the whitebark raspberry and from the mysterious depths of the wampee fruit to the nutty allure of Wisconsin Cheese, each entry on this delectable roster promises an exciting and flavorful adventure.
Waffles are a perfect balance of crispiness on the outside and fluffy on the inside, making them a true breakfast sensation. Crafting the perfect waffles at home is an easy process that involves separating egg whites, whipping up a fluffy batter with Pancake Mix, and creating golden, crispy magic on a preheated waffle iron. Top it off with berries, whipped cream, or a drizzle of maple syrup for a luxurious breakfast experience at home.
You'll never go back to bakery brownies or box brownie mixes once you make these fudgy, chocolatey Walnut Brownies in your kitchen. Made with rich cocoa powder, omega-3 fatty acids enriched walnuts, and a handful of pantry ingredients, these brownies are perfect for any occasion. Toast your nuts before adding them to a recipe for a nutty flavor, and use brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar for a rich and chewy texture.
Bursting with the juicy goodness of watermelon, the creaminess of Greek yogurt, and a hint of honey sweetness, this Watermelon Ice Cream is perfect for beating the summer heat. Toss in a banana for extra creaminess, freeze, pulse, and impress everyone at your next summer BBQ. It's time to elevate your dessert game and treat yourself to a cool, healthy sensation with zero guilt and no compromise on flavor.
4. Wasabi Mayo
Dipping condiments never run out of style, and this 2-ingredient Wasabi Mayo is a vibrant addition to the list. This dynamic blend of creamy mayonnaise and punchy wasabi, also known as Japanese horseradish promises to add zing to your dishes. With just two simple ingredients, it's easy to make and offers endless possibilities to transform your meals. Make it ahead, store leftovers in the fridge, and pair it with sushi rolls, sandwiches, or sweet potato fries.
This Wild Rice Pilaf seamlessly combines the nuttiness of wild rice, the fluffiness of white rice, and the satisfying crunch of toasted pecans. An ideal complement to almost any protein or grilled entree, this flavorful and nutritious side dish is infused with the savory flavors of low-sodium chicken broth and aromatic herbs. You can also make this delicious and high-protein rice recipe in advance to make holiday cooking a breeze.
As the winter chill settles in, there's nothing more comforting than steaming bowls of soups and stews. This hearty Winter Squash Soup warms you up and tempts your palate like no other. As a category of squash that includes butternut, delicata, Hubbard, and spaghetti squash, Winter squash is Packed with vitamin C, fiber, and minerals that make this soup a healthy, well-rounded meal. With simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, it's an excellent way to make the most of winter’s harvest.
With just two main ingredients – heavy whipping cream and white chocolate chips, this White Chocolate Mousse is a standout dessert at holiday gatherings. Whip the cream to stiff peaks, melt the white chocolate, and combine them to create a heavenly mousse. Top it off with white chocolate shards or curls. Refrigerate the mousse for at least 3 hours or overnight for an extra creamy texture that'll make your taste buds run wild!
If you have ever wanted a frosting that perfectly balances airy lightness and rich creaminess, your search ends here. The beauty of this Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting lies in the balance of the mild sweetness of heavy whipping cream coupled with the subtle tang of cream cheese. Whether you are decorating a birthday cake or simply craving a dollop of decadence on your morning muffin, this frosting never ceases to impress.
Silky, tender, and juicy wontons filled with napa cabbage and shrimp, all smothered in spicy chili oil sauce. These miniature pockets of heaven are more than just an appetizer – they can serve as a satisfying and delicious meal on their own. This version of the classic Sichuan-style wontons deviates from the traditional pork filling, offering an unbeatable duo of seafood and vegetables that's simply irresistible.
10. Wakame Salad
If you're a fan of light, crisp textures and umami flavor, this refreshing and nutritious Wakame Salad definitely deserves a spot in your repertoire. Made with an edible seaweed wakame and known for its health benefits, this Japanese dish is an excellent choice for individuals looking to incorporate more nutrient-rich greens into their diet. Add protein like grilled shrimp or tofu for a heartier meal, or toss in some avocado for an extra creamy touch.
Say hello to "White Rice with Corn" – a mouthwatering combination of long-grain white rice, savory chicken broth, and sweet corn kernels. Seasoned with garlic and onion powders, lime, and butter, this recipe is a quick, flavorful solution for busy weeknights when you crave something hearty and flavorful with minimal fuss. The magic happens as the ingredients mingle in a covered pot, creating a steamy masterpiece ready to grace your table.
12. Watercress Salad
This Watercress salad is a nutritional powerhouse, thanks to peppery, leafy green Watercress as a star ingredient. This refreshing dish combines the bold and zesty flavors of lemon with the sweetness of juicy pomegranate arils and the savory taste of Syrian green olives. An irresistible garlic and lemon dressing brings all these flavors together in perfect harmony. Quick to toss and bursting with freshness, this nutritious salad is a celebration of healthy eating.
13. Waldorf Salad
Imagine biting into crisp apples, juicy grapes, crunchy celery, and buttery toasted walnuts, all tossed together in a delicious dressing of Greek yogurt, lemon, olive oil, and coriander. Yum! Once you try this Waldorf salad, you'll never want to return to boring old greens again! And the best part is, you can customize it with your favorite ingredients, like chickpeas, cooked chicken, or dried fruits.
Wolfberries, also known as goji berries, are small, bright orange-red berries native to China. These tiny fruits have been consumed for health benefits for over a thousand years in China and other parts of Asia. With their distinctive blend of sweet and sour flavors, wolfberries are typically consumed in their dried form. However, you can add them to breakfast cereal, nut mixes, and baked goods to enhance their nutritional value.
15. Wiener Schnitzel
With just 2 minutes of preparation and 3 minutes of frying, this Wiener Schnitzel is a lifesaver when cooking is the last thing you want to do. Thinly sliced meat expertly breaded and fried to a golden crisp. It's served with steamed potatoes and a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice to add a zesty kick. While veal is a popular choice, this recipe has a unique twist by using turkey, which makes it equally delicious.
Worcestershire sauce is a fermented condiment made with vinegar, anchovies, molasses, tamarind, onion, garlic, and other seasonings. Packed with warm and bold flavors, this Worcestershire sauce adds a savory flavor to the soups and other dishes. It is made using pantry staples and requires one month of aging. Save the paste filtered from liquid sauce in a jar to add to soups and gravies for a flavorful punch.
This creamy white turnip soup is a testament to what can happen when humble ingredients come together. The combination of leeks, potatoes, and turnips creates a velvety texture, while the addition of a cream and egg yolk mixture elevates the mild flavor of the soup to a luxurious level. For a vegetarian version, swap chicken broth for vegetable broth.
18. Welsh Rarebit
Originating from Wales, Welsh Rarebit is the ultimate comfort food that will impress even the most discerning palates. It features a velvety sauce crafted from butter-sauteed leeks, garlic, a blend of spices, and mature cheddar, generously smothered over golden slices of sourdough. The result is a dish that transcends the ordinary, making it a standout addition to your repertoire of go-to recipes.
Enjoy Sunday mornings at their best with these whole wheat flour pancakes. These fluffy pancakes topped with banana and syrup of your choice are a heavenly delight that can make your morning extra special. Infused with vanilla and cinnamon, these are a healthier version and are a potent source of fiber that regulates bowel movement and supports gut health. Fiber also helps to keep you fuller, making it much easier to achieve your weight loss goals without compromising on delicious foods.
20. Walnut Cake
This walnut cake is rich and moist and is packed with flavor. The star is the delicious vanilla frosting that adds an extra layer of flavor. This cake is not overly sweet and can be made as a round cake or a loaf. The best part: It’s freeze friendly. Love the coffee flavor? Add 2 - 3 tablespoons of Expresso coffee to add a flavorful twist to your walnut cake. Enjoy it with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
21. White Wax Apple
Wax apples are Thai fruits native to Southeast Asia. They have smooth skin that comes in purple, red, and pale green colors. Their round or oblong shape is complemented by a light sheen that looks like wax, hence their name. Wax apples have a flavor like snow peas, and their texture is sweet, juicy, and crunchy, like a watermelon. These fruits are believed to have several health benefits, including boosting immunity, improving metabolism, and healing muscle cramps.
22. Wineberry Pie
Wineberries, with their juicy burst of flavor and natural sweetness, take center stage in this pie to create a dessert that's visually appealing and addictive. The contrast between the tartness of the berries and the sweetness of the sugar perfectly balances the flavor profile. Get creative and experiment with wineberries, raspberries, and blueberries for a fruity medley.
23. Winter Melon Tea
Aside from using it in stir fries, the white flesh of winter melon makes one of the most delicious summer drinks – Winter Melon Tea. It’s a traditional Taiwanese non alcoholic beverage that is soothing and perfect to beat the scorching summer heat. Combine thinly sliced winter melon with brown sugar and leave it for an hour. Then boil it with rock sugar and water for 1 hour. Strain the mixture, add water and sweetener, and serve chilled. This hydrating tea is great for cleaning kidney waste and helping you lose weight.
Have some leftover bran sitting in your pantry? Let's make wheat bran energy bars that make a perfect breakfast, along with milk. These Nutella-flavored energy bars are a truly heavenly delight and will keep you active throughout the day. Packed with nutrients, these energy bars are an excellent choice for a midday snack.
This white beech mushroom stir fry is made by cooking the mushrooms until tender and then stir-fried with tomatoes and chopped green onions. Add scrambled eggs and season with salt. It's that simple. This dish is packed with protein from mushrooms, and the sour and juicy tomatoes make this stir fry more appetizing. Serve it as a light side.