Agave Syrup Recipes

If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I've been experimenting with agave syrup a lot lately.  Agave is a versatile sweetener that can be used to liven up both desserts and savory dishes. It has a flavor that is a cross between honey and caramel.  Since it's a syrup, it's perfect for springtime drinks because it will dissolve in cold liquids.  Agave is also used for another kind of beverage - it's the sugar that is fermented into tequila.

Below are some of the recipes I've come up with so far.  I hope these inspire you to give this product a try.  Let me know how you decide to use it!

Broiled Agave Nectar and Honey Grapefruit

Broiled Agave and Honey Grapfruit

Broiling grapefruits is extremely easy, and it imparts an added sweetness to the fruit.  If you know someone who won't eat grapefruits and complains about the bitterness, this recipe might change their mind.  The addition of agave syrup to the honey glaze really brings an added complexity to the flavor.

Oatmeal Vanilla Almond Protein Shake

Need something to wash down that broiled grapefruit?  This shake is packed with protein and fiber, while being perfectly kissed by the sweetness from the agave syrup.  It's a meal all by itself.

Agave blended Homemade Yogurt with Kumquat Preserves (without using a Yogurt Maker)

Agave Yogurt with Kumquat Preserves

I added some agave syrup that I got from my last trip to Florida and some kumquat preserves from our orchard.  You could substitute any fruit preserve that you prefer though, or just added a little extra agave syrup and leave out the preserves all together.

Toasted Sesame Tofu Caramelized with Agave Nectar, Wasabi and Soy Sauce

Agave Caramelized Tofu

There are many sweet and sour flavor combinations in Asian cuisine, but I've gotten bored of the traditional hoisin / plum sauce.  For this preparation I added agave as the sweet element in the dish.  It looks fabulous and it tastes better.  But you'll just have to take my word on that unless you decide to make your own.

I'm going to keep experimenting with agave syrup and I'll link any good new recipes I come up with to this page.  Keep checking back!


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