Savoury Foods That Goes Well With Acai

You’ve heard of all kinds of acai dessert - acai bowls, acai smoothies, acai cake, acai sorbet and many more. But have you heard of acai paired with savoury meals? Acai is actually an incredibly versatile ingredient - it can work as a healthy dessert and snack, and even as an exotic touch for a main dish. Acai isn’t just for smoothie bowls. Read on to discover some unique acai food combinations, a savoury twist to acai. 

  • Salad with acai dressing 
  • This salad bowl contains many antioxidant-rich foods such as romaine lettuce, cucumbers, strawberries, blueberries, nuts, and acai. The acai berry adds an extra punch of fruity flavor as well. Great as a healthy light lunch or protein bowl after a workout. 


    • 1 lettuce head, chopped
    • 1 cucumber, sliced
    • Strawberries and blueberries
    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • Lemon juice
    • 2 tsp Acai powder
    • 1 tsp pomegranate molasses (or rice malt syrup)
    • 2 tbsp chopped nuts (optional)



    1. Mix all vegetables and fruits in a bowl
    2. For dressing: mix olive oil, lemon juice, acai powder, and pomegranate molasses. Drizzle dressing on salad and toss.

  • Acai berry pumpkin bowl
  • This acai berry pumpkin bowl is a little different from your usual acai smoothie bowl. The pumpkin puree provides a thicker and creamier finish. Perfect for a quick breakfast before starting your day. 


    • 1 pack acai pulp
    • ½ cup frozen blueberries
    • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
    • 1 small persimmon sliced
    • 1 tbsp granola 


    1. Blend acai pulp, frozen blueberries, and pumpkin puree together, until mixture becomes smooth and thick
    2. Top it off with sliced persimmon and granola 

  • Acai and tapioca 
  • This acai and tapioca combination is incredibly easy to make. Simply sift the tapioca flour over a hot pan - the flour grains will melt, forming a homogeneous sheet. Then, add some butter and it is ready to be served with your acai bowl. This makes a delicious and nutritious breakfast.

  • Acai vegetable bowl
  • In this recipe, we will be combining vegetable bowl with sweet acai and balsamic vinegar. 


    • ¼ cup acai pulp, thawed
    • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 
    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • Minced garlic and 2 tbsp finely minced rosemary leaves 
    • 2 sweet potatoes, 2 large parsnips, 2 golden beets, 1 turnip, cut into cubes
    • 1 small red onion, chopped
    • 1 cup finely chopped baby spinach leaves
    • 4 cups cooked quinoa 
    • ¼ cup pine nuts 


    1.  Preheat oven to 204 degrees. Grease baking sheets
    2. Combine acai, vinegar, oil, honey, garlic and rosemary in a large mixing bowl. Then, add sweet potatoes, parsnips, beets, turnip and onion to bowl.
    3. Spread vegetables on baking sheets and roast 10 minutes. Rotate pans and continue baking for 15-20 minutes more. Then, stir in spinach
    4. To serve, add quinoa and sprinkle with pine nuts.  





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