PLANT-FORWARD AND VEGETABLE-CENTRIC RECIPE INSPIRATIONS
Today’s flexitarian consumers are eating less meat. They’re looking for healthful and delicious options featuring produce, grains, and plant proteins. Use the recipe inspirations below to develop your own signature plant-forward dishes that “wow” guests and keep them coming back.
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Revamp your “grazing” menu with vegetable-centric shareables.
Fulfill customer cravings with plant-based items.
of consumers think plant-based proteins are less craveable than animal proteins
Consumers expect a veggie-centric dish to be just as delicious and satisfying as a traditional meat-based option. Try treating vegetables to high-level culinary techniques, like flavor layering, charring, and grilling to make vegetables more craveable and invite elevated menuing.
GRILLED CAULIFLOWER STEAK WITH PESTO
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Pesto-glazed cauliflower steaks served with a mixture of crispy Brussels sprouts, pomegranate, and corn along with a schmear of smoky chipotle crema.
Featuring: Minor's Gluten Free GreenLeaf Cilantro Pesto
PASSION FRUIT ICED TEA
Servings: 1, 16-oz
A tropical blend of passion fruit, orange, and guava combined with unsweetened iced tea create a distinct and refreshing island-inspired beverage.
Featuring: Nestlé Vitality Passion Fruit Orange Guava Cocktail
GROW PREPARED FOOD SALES WITH PLANT-FORWARD OPTIONS
The market for plant-based menu items is becoming mainstream. Watch this video exploring opportunities to add vegetable-centric options to your menu to meet consumer demand, and identify ways to win with the plant-forward trend.
ADD CRAVEABILITY TO PLANT-BASED COOKING
Produce-based cooking is fast gaining popularity. Get in on the trend, and find new ways to deliver extra flavor and craveability from plant-based recipes.
of consumers think plant-based proteins are less tasty than animal proteins
Consumers have high expectations when it comes to plant-forward alternatives. Sophisticated cooking methods, creative prep and flavor development, appealing menu descriptions, and Instagram-worthy plating are all key to craveability.
of consumers think plant-based proteins are less satisfying than animal proteins
“The plant-forward trend is really inspiring to me. As a chef, it allows for unlimited creativity and experimentation.”
Chef Michele Sampson
Featured Plant-based Products
Minor's Sautéed Vegetable Base (Mirepoix)
Minor's Gluten Free GreenLeaf Cilantro Pesto
LIBBY'S 100% Pure Pumpkin
Nestlé Vitality Passion Fruit Orange Guava Frozen Juice Concentrate
Are you interested in exploring more plant-based options? Get in touch with us to talk to someone on our team.
Sources: Technomic Inc. for Nestlé Professional (2018); Datassential Plant-Based Eating SNAP! Keynote Report (2018)