If the cocoa beans are ideal for a simple snack, the cocoa nibs can improve all sorts of dishes, adding a special flavor, crisp and aromatic. Moreover, it comes with a whole package of antioxidants, fibers, iron and other healthy substances, that gives you energy and a state of wellbeing.
Down below you can find some ideas to use the cocoa nibs, although we dare you to explore different recipes which you can personalize after your own preferences.
Vegetable or fruit salads. Add a tablespoon of cocoa nibs to your favorite salad and it will get a special flavor. In combination with aliments high in vitamin C, such as peppers, broccoli or citrus, the iron absorption in cocoa will grow. Seasoned with cocoa, the fruit salads will have an exotic taste.
Smoothies and shakes. It doesn’t matter if you prefer fruit smoothies or with vegetables, nuts, peanut butter, coconut or almond milk, the cocoa nibs will integrate well along with the other ingredients. The result? A healthy beverage, with a great chocolate flavor.
Sauces. Use the cocoa nibs as a key ingredient in your favorite sauce. It will balance all the other tastes in a psta sauce or in a meat sauce.
Steak. Even meat lovers can enjoy the taste of cocoa beans along with their favorite dish. The cocoa nibs and steak are a unexpected combination, but we dare you to try it!
Grilled vegetables. Have a dish with extra flavor with the help of cocoa nibs, it will make a great team with the balsamic vinegar.
Ice cream. The favorite desert during summer will be even better when combined with cocoa nibs.
Pudding. If you are a quinoa, amaranth, tapioca or chia lover, you already know you can make tasty puddings with these ingredients. The cocoa nibs will enrich them with its pure chocolate flavor.
Cereals mix. Mix the oatmeal, wheat, corn or rye with cocoa nibs for your breakfast so you can be filled with energy first thing in the morning.
Cakes, muffins, tarts and other sweets. Used in the composition or for looks, the cocoa nibs successfully replaces the chocolate, offering a healthy and tasty alternative, without sugar or lactose.
Nuts and dried fruits mix. The cocoa nibs completes your almonds, cashew, plums, figs, raisins snacks and gives you energy during the tough afternoon, just when you need in impulse to work.
Raw desserts. Candies and cookies with nuts, dates and coconut will become crispy if they are garnished with cocoa nibs, as it can be consumed without problems by vegans, raw vegans and vegetarians.
Cocoa dust. Grind the cocoa nibs at the kitchen robot in order to obtain a raw, healthy and tasty powder. From it, you can make hot chocolate with milk, excellent for sweetening relaxed discussions between friends.
Which is your favorite way to enjoy the cocoa nibs?