55 Foods That Start With L

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Time to get lost in this list of foods that start with L. We have scoured the web to find different foods beginning with l. From ingredients, to dishes and more, we hope you learn some new facts about these different items.

55 foods that start with L are Linguini, Lemonade, Latte, Lamb, Lobster, Lime, Lynchburg Lemonade, Lasagna, Lahana Sarmasi, Leek, Lemon, Lovage, Liqueur, Loin, Lentils, Lady Finger, Limeade, Lavash, Lumpia, Liver, Lollipop, Lingcod, Littleneck, Limburger, Latke, Lard, Loaf, Liverwurst, Land Cress, Loquat, Lemongrass, Limoncello, Lettuce, Lobscouse, Loganberry, Lekvar, Lox, Lutefisk, Linguica, Lima Beans, London Broil, Liquor, Lahmacun, Limpa, Lalanga, Liederkranz, Lupin Beans, Lychee, Lakoocha, Lime Mint, Lemon Balm, Lemon Basil, Lemon Aspen, Lady Apple, and Lavender.

Foods that start with L words.


1. Linguine

Linguini is a pasta that’s name translates into “little tongues” in Italian. It’s similar in shape to Fettuccini, but elliptical, not flat. We love serving linguine with pesto or this delicious green pasta sauce.

2. Lemonade

A classic drink made with lemon juice and sugar. This easy to make beverage is perfect to sip on hot summer days. You can keep it classic with lemons, water and sugar or you can add to it with things like pineapple juice, strawberry puree or even mix it with tea.

Glasses of lemonade with green straw.

3. Loin

The loin is an oblong cut of meat that goes from the spine to the lowest rib. Beef and pork loins are popular dinner item because they are tender and cook quickly.

Sliced pork loin on cutting board.

4. Lamb

A sheep that is one year old or younger is called a lamb and it’s meat is considered lamb meat. Older sheep meat is called mutton. Lamb meat is considered to be very tender, and is divided into three kinds of meat, forequarter, loin and hindquarter. You might be surprised to learn that lamb is one of the most consumed meats around the world. From lamb chops to kebabs to giros, lamb is a very popular protein.

5. Lobster

These large crustaceans can be found living in the ocean. Lobsters have hard shells with muscular tails and live on the sea floor. Lobsters can live up to 50 years of age. This sea creature is typically prepared to eat by boiling or steaming in the shell. The meat can be eaten with lemon and butter or served on sandwiches, pasta, soup and salads. In many countries, lobster is considered a delicacy and can be pricy when ordering from a menu.

6. Lime

Limes are a beautiful green citrus fruit with a tart and sour taste. Not only are they a food that starts with L, they are a fruit that starts with L. There are a few different varieties of limes like key lime, kaffir lime and Persian lime. Not only is this fruit tasty, it is full of vitamins and antioxidants. Lime juice can be used in a variety of dishes and drinks like these lime dessert bars, guacamole and this mule cocktail.

7. Lynchburg Lemonade

This fun cocktail is named for Lynchburg, Tennessee, in North America, home to Jack Daniels whiskey distillery. It’s a refreshing drink made with Jack Daniels whiskey, triple sec, sour mix and lemon-lime soda.

8. Lasagna

Lasagna is one of my family’s favorite meals. This Italian dish is made up of layers of flat pasta, some kind of sauce, cheese and seasonings. The layers are baked in a dish and then served into typically square portions. The first lasagna recipe believed to be recorded in the 14th century. If you are in the mood to make your own lasagna try this easy lazy lasagna recipe.

Piece of lasagna on spatula.

9. Lahana Sarmasi

Lahana Sarmasi is Turkish stuffed cabbage leaves. Lahana means cabbage in Turkish. Cabbage leaves are filled with minced meat and rolled.

10. Leek

Leeks are an edible plant that are related to onions, scallions and garlic. They are used in many different cuisines throughout the world. Leeks offer a delicious mild onion flavor to many dishes like soups and pasta.

11. Lemon

Lemons! Another citrus fruit, similar to a lime. Lemons are a popular fruit with yellow skin and a very sour taste. There are a few different varieties like Sorrento, Bonnie Brae, Eureka and Lisbon. Lemons can be used for so many things like lemonade, limoncellos, lemon meringue pies, lemon cookies and more.

12. Lovage

Lovage is a plant that’s leaves can be used as an herb and it’s roots as a vegetable. This plant can grow to be 6-8 feet in height. Lovage leaves are used in salads and soups. People describe the flavor as similar to parsley and celery.

13. Liqueur

Liqueurs are distilled spirits but what makes them different from liquor is that they are sweetened with different flavors. Liqueurs can also be referred to as cordials and can be used in many different alcoholic beverages. Some popular liqueurs are Irish cream, Grand Marnier, Kahlua, Schnapps and amaretto.

14. Latte

This delicious popular coffee drink is made with espresso and steamed milk. Latte is derived from the Italian term “cafe latte” or milk coffee. A latte typically has more milk than a cappuccino. There are many variations of a classic latte like mocha, caramel and chai. While a classic latte is served hot, you can also make iced lattes for those hot days.

Glass of iced latte.

15. Lakoocha

Lakoocha is a tropical tree that is grown for it’s fruit and timber. The lakoocha fruit has a velvety, yellow surface with a sweet and sour flesh that is usually eaten fresh. This fruit is also known as monkey jack fruit.

16. Lentils

These high protein legumes are very small and look almost like little pebbles. There are several types of lentils, red, brown, green, yellow, black and orange. Lentils are a great staple for vegetarian and vegan protein. They are super versatile and can be used to make dishes like soups, salads, veggie burgers, dahl and more.

17. Lady Finger

One of my favorite foods beginning with l, lady fingers. Lady fingers are little sponge cakes in the shape of a finger. They can be eaten and enjoyed by themselves or used in different dessert recipes like tiramisu. Their spongy texture is perfect for soaking up dessert syrups and coffee.

18. Limeade

Similar to limeade, this drink is made with limes and sugar. You can simply combine the juice of limes with simple syrup and water to create this super refreshing and tasty drink. You might be familiar with Sonic’s cherry limeade which adds cherry flavor and Sprite to it’s limeade drink. If you want to get really festive, try adding a splash of tequila or vodka for an adult cocktail.

19. Lavash

Lavash is one of the most popular breads in Iran, Turkey and Armenia. It’s a thin flatbread that is baked in a tandoor. The ingredients in lavash are flour, water, sugar, yeast and salt.

20. Lumpia

Lumpia is a type of spring roll usually found in the Philippines and Indonesia. They are made with a thin wrapper that is rolled around a filling and can be deep fried or served fresh.

21. Liver

Liver is a super nutrient food that is high in protein and low in calories. It contains many vitamins like B12, A, iron and folate. We typically eat livers from cows, lamb and chicken.

22. Lollipop

This is my kids favorite food that starts with L on the list. Lollipops are a hard candy on a stick. They can come in many shapes but the most popular is a ball or circle shaped candy. Lollipops also come in a wide variety of flavors and some are even stuffed with chocolate candy or gum.

23. Lingcod

Lingcod is a fish of the greenling family Hexagrammidae. They are also known as cultus cod or buffalo cod fish. This fish has lean meat that will turn white when it’s cooked. It has a mild flavor making it a popular fish to eat.

24. Littleneck

Lttlenecks are small clams that can be found in the muddy, sandy Atlantic ocean floor. They can be eaten raw, steamed and even grilled.

25. Limburger

We are halfway down the list of 50 foods that start with L. Lets talk about Limburger cheese. This strong smelling cheese is from the Herve area of Duchy of Limburg and has been produced since the 15th century. One of the more traditional ways to eat this cheese in on a Limburger sandwich. It can be spread on two pieces of rye bread with onion. You might need a breath mint after eating one of these sandwiches.

26. Latke

Latkes are traditional Jewish potato pancakes. They are fried grated potatoes and matzo meal with egg as a binding. Latkes can be topped with a variety of things like sour cream, applesauce, even sugar. These crispy potato cakes are often served during the Hanukkah season. The work latke is derived from Yiddish that means “small pancake”.

27. Lard

Lard is a white fat product that is produced by rendering the fatty tissue of a pig. The rendering process can be done by steaming, boiling or dry heat. Lard has a high smoke point so it produces little smoke when cooking. Is lard the same as Crisco? No, lard is pork fat while Crisco is a vegetable shortening.

28. Loaf

The word loaf is used as a measurement and is a food formed into an oblong shape and then sliced. Bread is usually what comes to mind when you think loaf but it can also be used for dishes like meatloaf.

29. Liverwurst

Liverwurst is a type of sausage that is made from pigs’ or calves’ liver. It’s typically made with spices like allspice, thyme, ground black pepper, nutmeg, or ground mustard seed. This sausage is very soft and usually eaten by spreading on bread. In some parts of Germany it can also be served sliced on plate.

30. Land Cress

Land cress or Barbarea verna, is a leafy vegetable. It is easier to cultivate than watercress and requires less water. Land cress can be substituted for watercress in meals like sandwiches, salads and soup.

31. Loquat

The loquat is a large tree that is commercially grown for it’s fruit and it’s leaves that are used for tea. The fruit flowers on loquat trees appear in fall and winter and the the fruit is ripe and harvested in spring and early summer. The fruits grow in clusters and have a smooth, yellow-orange skin. They taste similar to a mixture of mango and peach.

32. Lemongrass

This tropical island plant is know as Cymbopogon. Lemongrass smells similar to lemons, hence the name. It’s used as an herb for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Lemongrass is widely used in Southeast-Asian cuisines like soups, marinades, curries, and drinks.

33. Limoncello

Limoncello is a delicious Italian lemon Liqueur. This drink is mainly produced in Southern Italy and the origin is thought to be over 100 years old. Limoncello is made from the zest of lemons, specifically Sorrento lemons. The zest is steeped in spirits until the oil is released and then mixed with a simple syrup.

34. Lettuce

Crispy and crunchy, lettuce is a leafy green vegetable that’s used for salads, wraps, sandwiches, even smoothies. There are many varieties of lettuce like Romaine, butter, iceberg, red leaf lettuce and more. Lettuce is full of vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin A Learn how to freeze lettuce to make it last longer.

Head of lettuce on cutting board.

35. Lobscouse

This is a one pot stew of slow cooked beef and vegetables like potatoes, carrots and onions. A hearty dish that is commonly eaten by sailors throughout Europe.

36. Loganberry

Did you know that a loganberry is a cross between a blackberry and raspberry? Yum! They were actually an accident created in 1881 by James Logan when he was breeding berries. Loganberries can be eaten fresh or used pies, jellies, jams and even wine.

37. Lekvar

Lekvar is a Hungarian prune butter that is made with dried fruit. It can be made simply with dried prunes, sugar and water. This fruit butter is used for desserts, pastries, and spread on rolls and bread.

38. Lox

The English word lox comes from the Yiddish word for salmon. It’s a fillet of brined salmon that is usually served on a bagel with cream cheese. Salmon is cured in salt for about 2 months and then is soaked to remove any remaining salt.

39. Lutefisk

Lutefisk is a dried white fish that is made as a seafood dish in Nordic countries. Cod fish is typically used but burbot and ling can also be used. To prepare lutefisk, it’s soaked in cold water for 5 days and then soaked again in a combination of water and lye. The final step is to soak it again in cold water for another four to six days and then it’s able to be cooked. After it’s cooked, lutefisk is traditionally served with potatoes, peas and bacon.

40. Linguica

This smoke-cured Portuguese sausage is typically seasoned with paprika, dried chilis and garlic. Linguica is often served alongside rice and beans for a filling meal. It can also be served in a variety of Portuguese dishes like in a sandwich called franceshina.

41. Lima Beans

Lima beans, also known as butter beans, are a type of legume that are popular around the world. They are high in fiber and protein so a good superfood to incorporate into meals.

42. London Broil

London Broil is actually a preparation method. London Broil is meat that is marinated and then seared or broiled at high heat. The meat is then usually sliced and served in thin strips. The meat typically used is top-round steak or flank steak.

43. Liquor

Liquor is similar but different than number 13, Liqueur. Liquor, sometimes called spirits, is an alcoholic drink that is made with fermented grains. Most fall into these six liquors: whiskey, rum, gin, brandy, tequila and vodka.

44. Lahmacun

Lahmacun is a thin, crispy dough topped with minced meat, tomatoes and spices. The name comes from the Arabic “lahma bi’ajeen” which means “dough with meat”. This dish is popular in Turkey and is sometimes referred to as Turkish pizza.

45. Limpa

Limpa is a bread that is sweet and is associated with Swedish cuisine. The bread is sweetened with molasses and brown sugar and usually contains a variety of spices like caraway, anise and fennel seeds. This is a dish that is traditionally made during the Christmas holiday.

46. Lalanga

Lalanga, also known as Langos, is a deep fried flatbread. This is a Turkish recipe that goes back all the way to the Ottoman Empire. This flatbread is cooked by deep frying in fat instead of over a fire like a lot of flatbreads. Lalanga can be served for breakfast, as a snack or a full meal.

47. Liederkranz

Liederkranz cheese a cows milk cheese that is actually an American version of Limburger cheese. The process of making it is slightly different by using a different bacterial culture. This cheese was developed in 1891 by Emil Frey, who also invented Velveeta. The cheese was named after a local singing club called the Liederkranz club.

48. Lupin Beans

Lupin or Lupini beans are typically eaten as a pickled snack food. They have a bitter taste because they are high in alkaloids. There is also a variety called sweet lupins that have been bred to contain a much lower amount of alkaloids. Lupin are used in many different ways such as in vegan sausage and tofu.

49. Lychee

Lychee is a small, pinkish-red round fruit that has a sweet flesh. It’s native to China but also grown in India, South Africa, parts of Asia and Madagascar. The lychee fruit is known to be high in vitamin C.

50. Lavender

You might not think of lavender as a food but it’s actually an herb just like thyme. It’s used in many recipes for things like cocktails, main dishes and desserts. One of our favorite ways to use lavender is to make lavender lemonade.

51. Lady Apple

A type of apple that has a beautiful red color. Typically small in size with a sweet flavor and slightly sour taste.

52. Lemon Basil

A variety of the basil herb that is a hybrid between basil and American basil.

52. Lemon Aspen

A cream colored berry that can be as big as a cherry. This berry has a sour flavor, similar to a lemon which it’s named after.

53. Lemon Balm

This herb comes from the mint family. It has a hint of lemon smell. This herb can be used for medicines and to flavor foods.

54. Lime Mint

An herb with a citrus flavor that can be used to flavor things like tea.

55. Lamb’s Lettuce

Type of lettuce that has dark green, oblong shaped leaves. This lettuce can be eaten raw or cooked, it has a tangy flavor that works well with many dishes.

Vegetables that starts with L?

Vegetable that start with L include leek, lentils, lettuce, lemongrass, lima bean, land cress, and lotus root.

Fruits that starts with L

Fruits that start with L include loquat, lychee, lablab, lemon, lime, lingonberry, loganberry and lakoocha.

We hope you enjoyed this list of foods beginning with L. Everything from herbs, fish, fruits, vegetables, drinks and more are included in this comprehensive list.

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