As the spotlight more frequently shines on plant-based foods, produce is a crucial component to building a trending menu. Vegetables offer a plethora of options when it comes to showcasing your culinary artistry. A deep char can add an unexpected depth of flavor while beet purees offer a pop of bright color and aesthetic appeal. Consider both the color palette and seasonality of your produce for the greatest appeal and profit margins.
Pairing your vegetables with on trend ingredients and flavor is essential to attracting customers. Ancient grains such as farro, quinoa, and millet appeal to vegetarian and health-seeking individuals. Organic and alternative flours are great options for creating a specialty bread that delivers on quality and novelty. In the recipe below, we pair a carrot and farro salad with socca, a gluten-free flatbread made with organic chickpea flour. Additions like za’taar, an earthy spice mix of Mediterranean herbs, impart worldly flavor that will set your menu apart.