Culinary trendsetters have set their compasses with needles pointing to Central and South America. Operators find the ingredients and tastes of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Mexico on “what’s hot” forecasts, and diners are eager to try them. The 2013 Dole Latin Fruit Pairings make menu R&D a snap with contemporary, fruit-forward interpretations of classic Latin dishes.
From beverages to appetizers to desserts, each recipe teams up indigenous foods with accessible ingredients and current flavor trends. For example, Dole Chef-Ready Cuts Diced Strawberries and Chilean sensibilities spice up an entrée salad with in Berry Spinach Salad with Steak. Or, offer a Brazilian Sausage Sandwich with Pineapple that features Dole Chef-Ready Cuts Pineapple Cubes seasoned Bahia-style.
To find more menu ideas with a Latin flavor, browse through the 2013 Dole Latin Fruit Pairings at www.dolefoodservice.com, and request the Dole Fruit Pairing Wheel–Dole’s easy-to-use menu planning too. While on the site, search fruit-forward recipes, find packs and specs for Dole Frozen and Packaged Fruit Products, and calculate menu savings with the Dole Fruit Cost Savings Calculator.