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Foods Beginning With A

Are you looking for foods beginning with the letter A? Check out our list below for some tasty foods!

Foods Beginning With A



Almonds are a great snack. They also make a great topping for porridge and in granola.

Many people also cook with almonds, either adding them as a topping on a cake or ground down into almond flour to make an almond cake.

Almond butter is another favourite almond product that’s made from ground up almonds, which makes it perfect for spreading on toast or adding to smoothies.


green apples with one sliced in half

A healthy fruit to eat, apples are a popular food that has many uses. They’re also easy to grow and store, with many apple varieties being available to buy year-round.

Apples can be eaten raw or cooked, juiced or blended.

Apples make a handy portable snack to put in a lunchbox or bag to eat during the day.

Popular apple recipes include apple and cinnamon cake, baked apples, apple crumble and of course apple pie.

But apples aren’t just for sweet treats and puddings, they are also used with savoury meals, turned into an apple sauce to enjoy alongside pork, or cooked in a stew, or of course, as a main ingredient in the famous Waldorf salad.



Apricots are a great snack when in season, but you can buy them dried (when out of season) or tinned.

Popular recipes with apricots include apricot flapjacks, apricot jam and a Moroccan lamb tagine.



An unusual vegetable, artichokes can be bought fresh, tinned or frozen.

When fresh they can be steamed, boiled or roasted and then dipped into a tasty sauce such as hollandaise.

Recipes that use artichokes include a chicken and artichoke pie with a cheese topping, spinach and artichoke risotto, or deep-fried baby artichokes.



Arrowroot is a starchy powder that is sometimes used as an alternative to cornflour and is often used to thicken sauces or glazes.

It is usually mixed with water to form a paste before adding.


raw asparagus on a chopping board

Asparagus is a tasty vegetable that makes a great side dish for dinners.

There are many different methods for cooking asparagus. It can be boiled, steamed, or roasted in the oven with other vegetables.

Once it’s been cooked, asparagus can be dipped into hollandaise sauce to enjoy with meat such as ham and beef.

There are also popular recipes made with asparagus including asparagus soup, asparagus risotto and asparagus fries.



Aubergines, or, eggplants as they are known in the USA, are delicious vegetables often used as a meat substitute since they have a similar texture and absorb flavours well.

They can be roasted, fried or baked and eaten alongside other foods such as rice.

Popular recipes that use aubergine include aubergine parmigiana and an aubergine bake. It is also the main ingredient used in ratatouille.



Often used in Mexican cooking, guacamole is a popular dip made with avocados.

Avocados can also be enjoyed ripe right out of the skin and on their own, or smashed up into guacamole and spread onto corn chips or toast to make avocado toast.

Another way to enjoy avocados is sliced into salads or in a sandwich.

Avocados are a popular ingredient to include in a fresh green smoothie.

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