Expand your vocabulary with our top list of our favorite food that starts with D.
As part of our blog series, as we work through the alphabet, we’ve compiled a list of foods from around the globe beginning with D.
The purpose of this collection and series is to expand your understanding and give you some ideas when preparing meals for your family and friends to enjoy.
Let’s open our minds and think of the foods we love and once loved, help expand our knowledge with this catalogue of food that starts with D.
There are all sorts of food that starts with D for us to discover and learn about in the planet. From vegetables, meat, fruits, and even edible flowers, the list goes on.
It’s so amazing to see how many foods we can name that starts with the letter D!
From dates to dressings, and from dips to dill, here are our top list of food that stars with D! Hope you ENJOY the list!
Truly one of our favorite meals to make. Dill rice reminds me of our popular Haitian Black Rice at first glance.
Dill rice is a Delicious, bold Persian rice dish that’s made with just a few ingredients. A simple rice recipe that stands alone as part of the main course or sits nicely in the background to be served as a side.
You cannot resist this bread. Dilkush Bread is a very popular Indian dessert snack that’s made primarily with puff pastry and or bread dough with dried fruits, and of course coconut mixture.
When we think of quick and easy dishes, the first dish that comes to mind are the Haitian boiled dumplings. They are an irresistible vegetarian comfort dish at its best.
Served with a vegan pigeon pea stew, this dish is elevated to extraordinary culinary adventure!
Dahi vada is also known as “dahi vade” in Marathi, dahi vada in Hindi. It is a type of snack deriving from the Indian subcontinent and is very popular throughout South Asia.
Temperature does not affect this dish. Dolma can be served warm or cold. Dolmas are filled with bold flavors. They are made of stuffed grape leaves, and are also known as dolmades, and is very popular in Mediterranean dishes.
These rolls are usually packed with rice, meat, and warm herbs and spices. Loads of fresh herbs and warm spices, then cooked in a bright lemony broth.
Named in some regions as the “king of fruits”, Durian is unique for its large size, strong odor and thorn-covered rind.
The smell is often compared to molded cheese. The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 inches) long and 15 cm (6 in) in diameter, and it typically weighs 1 to 3 kilograms (2 to 7 pounds).
The durian is cultivated in tropical regions and will not grow when the daily temperatures drop below 22 °C (72 °F).Indonesia has more than 103 varieties of durian.
Need to say more? Everyone’s favorite. Also known as Dark black chocolate, black chocolate, and plain chocolate, it contains cocoa solids. It is perfect for baking, like in this air fryer chocolate chip cheese cake, or in these vegan chocolate chip cookies.
most commonly known as taro, kalo, dasheen or godere, Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, a root vegetable.
Taro is one of the most ancient cultivated crops. Taro is found widely in tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, and northern Australia.
Dasheen is now enjoyed around the world and has many health benefits.
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin E
Dough balls are perfect with Ginger tea coffee. They are can also be enjoyed with pasta, like this Haitian Spaghetti. Dough balls are a type of bread that’s very irresistible.
Known as the golden rain tree, the drumstick tree, also commonly known as moringa, has roots that resembles horseradish in taste, and is known for its multipurpose use.
The moringa tree is grown mainly in semiarid, tropical, and subtropical areas. Moringa is a sun- and heat-loving plant and does not tolerate freezing or frost.
Only parts of the are edible:
- Oil pressed from seeds
- Immature seed pods, called “drumsticks”
- Mature seeds
The leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant, being a significant source of Vitamin B, vitamin C, pro vitamin A as beta-carotene, vitamin K, manganese, and protein
Dewberry is a small low-growing shrub with many health benefits. It is a deciduous shrub that normally grows about 2 m (6 ft. 7 in) tall with biennial stems which die after fruiting in their second year.
Dewberry offers an impressive list of health benefits.
It can help to prevents cancer. Including dewberries in your diet on a regular basis may help prevent cancer from surfacing.
If you suffer from high blood pressure, dewberry also help to reduce high blood pressure and lower cholesterol.
Dewberry also help with healthy skin and serve as a cure eye problem. Dewberry is rich in Vitamin A which is beneficial for curing eye problems.
If you love cakes, then you cannot resist donuts. Donuts are basically fried cakes, and they are perfect throughout the year.
Duck meat is very tasty and can be enjoyed with mashed cauliflower, steamed cabbage, or Caesar salads.
Doughboy is usually served warm and is a round lump of dough that is fried.
We love our dinner rolls and these easy, ultra-soft and fluffy milk bread rolls are made with a few ingredients and they have never tasted so good.
Also known as confetto, dragees are often used as wedding favors similarly to Italian Bomboniere.
The “bitter” part of the almonds and the “sweet” taste of the sugar represent the bitterness of life and sweetness of love.
Known for Its traditional herbal medicine practices, dandelions are respected for their wide array of medicinal properties.
Dandelion greens can be eaten cooked or raw and serve as an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K.
They also contain vitamin E, folate and small amounts of other B vitamins.
Dandelions are full of potent antioxidants.
Dandelion may be effective in reducing inflammation caused by diseases.
Dandelion may help with a healthy liver.
If you are looking for a way to boost your immune system, turn to Darjeeling tea.
This tea has many benefits to include weight loss, prevents heart diseases, strengthens the bones, fights against cancer, calms the mind and body, and promotes healthy skin.
Divinity fudge is very popular in the South. This is made with egg whites. Traditionally, Divinity is often spooned into small mounds and topped with pecan halves.
A good deli sandwich always hits home. from old school deli sandwiches like the roast turkey sandwich, to new school like this tuna wrap, there’s always something for someone to enjoy.
Although this is not really “food”, but it can be consumed. Therefore, it falls in the category of food that starts with D.
A cake made by combining a shop-bought cake.
Original Doritos were not flavored, making them the perfect snack side to pair with this cowboy caviar. These chips are loved all over the world.
Mostly enjoyed after a big meal. Desserts always add an extra touch to a perfect night or evening.
For a few dessert ideas, check out our sweets here.
It is a type of coffee or tea that doesn’t have caffeine.
Mainly found and native to southeast Europe and southwest Asia, date-plums are a cross between dates and plums.
Date plum scientifically known as Diospyros lotus is a tree species in the genus Diospyros which contains approximately 763 to 793 species.
Date-plums belong to the family of the Ebenaceae (Ebony Family). There are two types of date plums; yellow and orange in color.
Immature date plum fruits have a cooling effect and can treat constipation.
They can be consumed raw or cooked.
The fruit has a rich flavor when it is fully ripe.
They are commonly prepared as a jam, mixed with sugar and a bit of lemon.
If you have wondered which flower you can eat, consider the Daylily.
The dried flowers in Daylilies are used as spice and root tubers, young leaves and young shoots and flower buds are eaten as vegetable.
They can be considered as an asparagus or celery substitute.
The leaves need to be eaten whilst still very young since they quickly become fibrous, or tough.
Ever considered making smoothies out of dragon fruits?
This Insta-worthy dragon fruit smoothie or pink dragon fruit is not just pretty, but also boast a range of health benefits that will keep you looking and feeling amazing.
Draw soup is a hearty Nigerian soup that’s made from Ogbono seeds.
A classic side dish in many homes. This Crabmeat Deviled eggs will become a new obsession as they are a perfect addition for the holidays, Easter parties and other gatherings.
These deviled eggs with crab are succulently full of flavors.
Hope you enjoyed this compiled list of food that starts with D.
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So many foods to choose from. Love this list.
Thank you, Jake!