Posted on Friday, 18ᵗʰ September, 2020
Edited on Wednesday, 23ʳᵈ November, 2022
Quick foodservice recipe ideas for wholesome lunch pairings that hit the spot for guests wanting healthier options.
Meeting guests’ lunch expectations can be a moving target, but one thing is a given: they consistently appreciate nourishing dishes served quickly. The chefs from UFS have come together for these easy-to-prepare, vegetable-based lunch pairings and foodservice recipes—and they’re hearty enough to please your meat-loving guests too.
When roasted, cauliflower takes on a full, earthy musk flavour. Spicy ingredients such as chillies emphasize the sweetness of the cauliflower.
Spicy ginger compliments the robust red cabbage and gains a bittersweet taste when stir fried. You can also use these ingredients raw to make a nourishing salad.
Spinach and chickpeas are a centuries-old pairing. Combine wilted spinach with chickpeas and cumin for a North-African salad, or make a farinata of chickpeas served with toasted chickpeas.
Make a hearty Middle Eastern Mujadara (rice and lentils with brown rice) as a side dish or the base for a Middle Eastern rice bowl. Also consider making a hearty “fajita” with brown rice, beans with vegetables.
The classic components of hummus give your guests a great source of plant-based protein. Combine into a paste or create a chopped salad with chickpeas and tahini served with herbs and a complementary dressing.
Swapping out bread for sweet potato gives this toast a big point of difference. Plant-based food consumption is on the rise, and this healthy option gives gluten the flick in favour of all-veggie goodness.
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