Pasta: Primed for Plant-based Diets
Customers are increasingly looking for more produce-filled options on menus. Your pasta category is an ideal platform for catering to these customers. Not only is it a comfort-food favorite, produce-forward pasta is easily customizable for any dietary needs.
Take advantage of fresh, seasonal vegetables for an on-trend and nutrient-rich dish. Keep in mind, in the last three years there has been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegan in the US. Further increase the appeal of your produce-filled pasta by experimenting with trending dairy supplements. For example, a puree of raw cashews, soy milk, and oil makes a delicious vegan substitute for ricotta in the recipe below.