Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Perfect Pair: Arugula, Avocado, and Citrus Salad

Pairing food is fun. Check out this salad paired with two amazing Ommegang beers.

The Dish:  Arugula, Avocado, and Citrus Salad
This arugula salad is light and refreshing.  It is the perfect starter for a spring meal. 
The Pairings: 

Ommegang Hennepin
I was inspired after Hop Chef to try some food and beer pairing.  Hennepin from Brewery Ommegang works wonderful with this salad.  The citrus notes of this Saison, coupled with the carbonation, cut through the creaminess of the avocado and marked a nice balance. 

Ommegang Witte
This Belgian Style Witbier also works really nice with the salad.  This is the lightest of the collection of Ommegang and will not overwhelm the flavors of the food.  A Witte can be pleasantly enjoyed outside with a lemon or orange slice.

Try these beer pairing options at home.  Happy sipping!


Mike said...

Looks amazing! Love Ommegang!

Capital Cooking Show said...

Me too!