The letter S is the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet. Here is a list of foods that begin with the letter S, along with their definitions.
Common Foods Beginning with S
- Saffron: A spice extracted from the dried stigmas of crocus flowers, used in cooking and to color and flavor food.
- Sage: A leafy plant of the mint family, used as a flavoring in cooking.
- Salad: A mixture of raw vegetables or greens, often with a dressing.
- Salmon: Any of various silvery fishes of the family Salmonidae.
- Salt: A white crystalline mineral used to season and preserve food.
- Sandwich: A food form consisting of two or more layers of bread with meat, cheese, lettuce, or other toppings between the layers.
- Sardine: A small, oily fish.
- Sauce: A liquid or semi-liquid flavoring for food.
- Sauerkraut: A dish food by fermenting raw cabbage with lactic acid bacteria.
- Sausage: A food usually made from pork mixed with fat and other ingredients and formed into the shape of a tube.
- Scallop: A bivalve shellfish related to oysters.
- Scampi: A small, shrimp-like crustacean.
- Scones: A type of bread or biscuit, usually buttery and sweetened, often served for breakfast.
- Seaweed: Any of various marine plants used as food.
- Seeds: The reproductive part of a plant, containing an embryo and capable of developing into a new plant when planted.
- Semolina: The coarse, purified wheat middlings from which pasta, couscous, and sweet puddings are made.
- Sesame: A seed of the sesame plant used as a flavoring and coloring agent and in cooking.
- Shallots: Small onions with a pungent flavor, used as a flavoring.
- Shrimp: A small crustacean found in salt and freshwater.
- Slaw: A mixture of shredded raw vegetables often used as a salad or in sandwiches.
- Soda Bread: A type of bread made with sodium bicarbonate instead of yeast.
- Soft drink: A nonalcoholic beverage.
- Sorbet: A frozen dessert made from fruit juice or wine sweetened with sugar and fruit syrup.
- Sorghum: A cereal grain.
- Sorrel: A plant with a sour taste and used for flavoring.
- Soup: A liquid food made by boiling meat, fish, or vegetables.
- Sour Cream: A food product made chiefly from soured milk and cream and used as a garnish.
- Sourdough: A type of bread made from lactobacilli and yeast.
- Soybean: The seed of an Asian plant used for making soy sauce, tofu, and other foods.
- Spaghetti: A long, thin dried pasta.
- Spices: A seasoning made from a dried, ground herb, usually used in cooking to add a distinctive flavor.
- Spinach: An edible plant with dark green leaves, usually cooked and eaten as greens.
- Sprinkles: A dried form of confectionery sugar used as a topping for ice cream or cake.
- Squash: Any of a number of summertime vegetables of the gourd family.
- Squid: A soft-bodied mollusk related to the octopus, eaten as food.
- Steak: A slice of beef, usually cut across the muscle fibers.
- Stew: A mixture of meat and other ingredients cooked together in liquid.
- Stir-Fry: A cooking method involving rapidly stir-frying food in a wok or frying pan.
- Strawberry: A small, red, edible fruit.
- String Bean: A long, thin, green bean.
- Strudel: A thin, rolled pastry.
- Succotash: A dish of cooked corn, beans, and lima beans.
- Suet: The soft fat around the kidneys of beef cattle or sheep and used as a substitute for butter in cooking.
- Sugar: A white crystalline substance that is a principal ingredient of sweet foods.
- Sugar Cane: The tall, cane-like plant from which extracted sugar is made.
- Sundae: A food consisting of ice cream or other dessert covered with syrup and served topped with whipped cream and fruit.
- Sweet Potato: A large, starchy root vegetable with a sweet taste.
- Syrup: A thick, concentrated liquid made by boiling sugar with water.
British Foods Beginning with S
- Shepherd’s Pie: A traditional minced meat pie with a mashed potato topping.
- Steak And Kidney Pie: A pie with steak, kidney and brown gravy.
European Foods Beginning with S
- Salami: [Italian] Cured sausage made of minced pork.
- Scaloppine: [Italian] Slices of meat dipped in wheat flour and sautéed.
- Soufflé: [French] A light, spongy cake made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites.
Mexican Foods Beginning with S
- Salsa: A sauce used as a condiment for tacos, and normally made of tomatoes, peppers, and onions.
- Sopapilla: A fried pastry.
Indian Foods Beginning with S
- Samosa: A triangular-shaped pastry containing a spiced meat or vegetable filling, often eaten as a snack or appetizer.
Oriental Foods Beginning with S
- Shark Fin Soup: [Chinese] A soup with shark fin
- Som Tam: [Thai] A papaya salad.
- Soy Sauce: A salty, fermented sauce made from soybeans and used as a flavoring.
- Spring Roll: A fried pastry filled with meat, fish, or vegetables.
- Sticky Rice: A glutinous rice that is boiled and then steamed to become sticky.
- Sushi: [Japanese] Slices of raw fish served with rice
- Sweet And Sour Sauce: A sauce made with vinegar, sugar, and sometimes soy sauce.
Middle Eastern Foods Beginning with S
- Sfiha: A type of round flatbread that is cooked on a griddle and topped with minced meat.
- Shawarma: A dish consisting of meat that is cooked on a rotating spit.
- Shish Kebab: A skewer of meat that is grilled.
African Foods Beginning with S
- Serobe: [Botswanan] Lungs and intestines of cow, sheep, or goat which are cooked until tender.
- Seswaa: [Botswanan] National dish consisting of stewed meat.
- Shiro: [Ethiopian & Eritrean] A stew of ground chickpeas, onion, and garlic.
- Skilpadjies: [South African] Lamb’s liver wrapped in caul fat.
- Sosatie: [South African] Minced meat cooked on skewers.
- Suya: [West African] Skewered meat marinated in various spices and barbequed.