I went on an exhaustive journey to find foods that start with the letter X. This list includes dishes, fruits, vegetables, snacks, drinks and other edibles (like XO sauce).
Here are 30+ delicious & nutritious foods that start with X to try.
Honestly, they’re all legendary!
Foods That Start With X
1. Xavier Steak
How do you like your steak? Xavier steak, which is a steak finished off with Swiss cheddar and asparagus.
Xurros are the Spanish spelling for churros. One of the worlds best desserts, these fried dough treats originate from Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. Sugar and cinnamon are big xurro energy.
3. Xinomavro Grapes
These grapes are used to make red wine. Cheers!
A delicious Aztec liquid snack made of chocolate. Drink it hot and add some chili spice.
5. X-mas Cookies
Delicious Christmas cookies Santa’s guaranteed to love. X-mas (Christmas) cookies/biscuits are traditionally sugar cookies in Christmas themed shapes.
6. Xoi La Cam
This is a ~fabulous~ dessert for all the ~foodies~ out there! A Vietnamese dessert belonging to the group of xôi dishes that are made with a base of sticky rice.
7. Xiāng Jiāo Dàn Gāo (Banana Bread)
I really hope you’re hungry! Xiangjiao is Chinese for banana.
8. Xiaodianxin (Cookies)
A butter cookie made without eggs. Sooo good!
9. Xi Gua Lao
A jelly dessert made with watermelon, cherries, vanilla, and agar. Another originating from Beijing.
10. Xuixo Pastry
Xuixo is a viennoiserie pastry from the Spain. It is a deep-fried, sugar-coated cylindrical pastry filled with cream. Xuixo is commonly eaten for breakfast or tea.
11. Xã Đoài Orange
The Xã Đoài orange is of Spanish origin and cultivated in Vietnam.
12. Xingren Donfu
A popular dessert in China and Beijing consists of almond or kernel milk, agar or gelatin, and sweetened with sugar.
13. X-mas Cake
Christmas cake is a type of cake, often fruitcake, served at Christmas time in many countries.
14. Xnipec Salsa
A hot Mexican dip made with habanero peppers. Perfect with your favorite chips!
15. Ximenia Fruit
A plum with a sour taste that is used in desserts and jellies. Ximenia americana is the botanical name of the fruit and it also goes by: American plum, blue sour plum, monkey plum, mountain plum, seaside plum, Spanish plum, wild plum, hog plum, and yellow plum.
Xoconostle is a Mexican species of the prickly pear cactus. Very sour and rarely eaten on its own, it can be found given a citrusy tang to many salsas and mole sauces.
Watermelon sugar, hi! Xigua is an African watermelon, that can be cut up and made into popsicles by freezing it. Or just eaten plain, you can’t beat the classics.
A hard woody fruit similar to a coconut. Great for making xylocarp cupcakes.
19. Xalapa Punch
Xalapa punch is similar to an all the more harsh and sharp sangria, made with unequivocally fermented dark tea, red wine, cognac, oranges, and lemons. Clink!
20. Xi Dou Fen Soup
In other soup, this one from the Yunnan province in china. Xidoufen is made from boiled pea meal highly spiced with garlic chili oil chili flakes onion and ginger.
21. Xampinyons En Salsa Mushrooms
Xampinyons is Catalonian Spanish for mushrooms in sauce. This is classic tapas dish of mushrooms cooked with sherry herbs and lots of garlic.
22. Xia Mi (Dried Shrimp)
Rice shrimp (named for their tiny size not because they contain any rice). This is the Chinese word for an ingredient popular in much of Asia and South America, small dehydrated shrimp.
23. Xacuti Curry
Xacuti or Xacutti is a curry prepared in Goa, India, with complex spicing, including white poppy seeds, sliced or grated coconut and large dried red chilies. It is usually prepared with chicken, lamb, or beef. It is also known as chacuti in Portuguese.
24. Xouba Fish
The Spanish term for the European pilchard fish. The Xouba’s young are known commonly as sardines, and are popular canned in oil. Xouba fish are also eaten as fully grown adults but less commonly.
25. Xoi Rice Dish
Xoi is a native Vietnamese dish that is extremely popular and inexpensive. The dish is sticky rice that is used as a base for other local recipes. The rice can be eaten as a main dish.
26. Xian Garlic
Xian Turban garlic was discovered at a Farmers Market in San Francisco’s China Town. Outer bulb skins are dappled with purple and white pinstripes.
27. XO Sauce
XO Sauce is spicy seafood based Sauce that is made in Hong Kong. The Sauce is a blend of dried scallops chill peppers ham and dried garlic.
28. Xanthia Cocktail
An old-school mixed drink from the 1920’s made with equal parts: gin, cherry liquor, and chartreuse.
29. Xavier Soup
Xavier didn’t stop at stake. Keep your day of X going with an Italian treat of Xavier soup produced using chicken stock.
30. Xiao Long Bao
Also known as the trendy “soup dumpling.” These steamed Chinese dumplings are filled with meat (traditionally pork) and hot broth.
31. Xiphias Swordfish
Xiphias is the word for swordfish in Greek. It is one of the most tender, sought after fish in the sea. The taste is extraordinary.
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