Plant-forward cuisine has been growing in popularity over the past several years and for good reason—it offers diners new choices to pick from, it’s healthful and it’s tasty. In fact, 59% of consumers say they eat meatless meals at least once a week, according to Technomic’s 2017 Center of the Plate: Seafood and Vegetarian report, and 49% say they would be likely to order a dish described as plant-based (compared to 44% for dishes described as meatless or meat-free). What’s more, operators have gotten creative with their offerings—vegetarian items on menus go far beyond the veggie burgers of yesterday and include things that are much more than meat analogs. Want to branch out? Try these four plant-forward recipes.
1. Grilled Cauliflower Steak with Pesto
Grilled Cauliflower Steak with Pesto is a hearty main dish for today’s diners who are looking to cut back on meat. The grilled cauliflower steak is glazed with pesto and served with a mixture of crispy Brussels sprouts, pomegranate and corn, along with a schmear of smoky chipotle crema.
3. Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie
This easy pumpkin pie recipe is a classic. Use Libby’s canned pumpkin and Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk to create the best pumpkin pies for the holidays. Libby’s Famous Pumpkin pie recipe is a tasty way to add a coveted plant-based dessert to your menu.
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