Matcha is the game-changing ingredient that is versatile enough to add to virtually any recipe. It ads a unique umami flavor to both sweet and savory dishes, plus it aldo ads a gorgeous green color that looks gorgeous on the plate. It’s also packed with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants so it’s extremely healthy for you. Interested in experimenting with this ancient Japanese ingredient? Try some of the ideas below.
You know what goes great with matcha? White chocolate. Matcha actually adds a unique flavor to all your sweet treats but is especially decadent when you add it to a spongy cake base. The sweet umami flavor it ads is truly one-of-a-kind so get ready for a lip-smacking treat that will have you craving more!
Ooey gooey white chocolate matcha cookies? Yes please! I repeat, white chocolate and matcha is a heavenly combination that will have you grabbing for more. Try this recipe for the perfect marriage of white chocolate chips and green tea powder.
Matcha is so versatile it can be added to all your baking recipes (not just the sugary ones). In fact, something magical happens when you add a little matcha to a fresh baked bread recipe. You can try your hand at a traditional Japanese milk bread recipe, or you can add about 15 grams of matcha powder to your basic bread loaf recipe (mix the matcha powder with the flour). Can you use it for sandwiches? Heck yes! The matcha powder adds an umami flavor that will kick your basic sandwich up a notch.
Ice Cream & Yogurt
If you’re particularly crafty in the kitchen, you can try your hand at a homemade matcha ice cream recipe. But, if you don’t have the time or the will to whip up a batch of ice cream, you can opt to add matcha to a bowl of store bought vanilla.
Skipping the ice cream? If you want something a little lighter, you can get creative with breakfast bowl recipes. There are a ton of matcha breakfast bowl recipes out there that are jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients and super easy to throw together. You can add almost anything to a matcha and yogurt base to get a healthy, energy-packed breakfast that will keep you going all morning.
Matcha salad dressing is the perfect way to add a tangy savory kick to your salads. As an ingredient, matcha works great for bringing out both sweet and savory flavors in all kinds of recipes. This Bento Box recipe is the perfect canvas for a tangy matcha salad dressing. The best part? It’s not only delicious, but the combination of lemon juice and matcha will actually increase your body’s antioxidant absorption. Delicious and healthy!
Smoothies might be the winner for the easiest way to get your matcha fix. You can add 1 tsp of matcha to almost any smoothie recipe to get a delicious fruit-filled energy boost. Frozen blueberries work exceptionally well in a matcha smoothie but you can experiment to your heart’s desire. You can also kick the health factor up a notch by adding a probiotic, protein powder, or even leafy greens like kale or spinach.
So there you have it, 6 ways you can start your love affair with matcha. Which one will you try first?
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