Freshway Foods, Sidney, Ohio, introduced its new fall/winter line of fresh deli salads, featuring ancient grains, including farro and quinoa, as well as heirloom vegetables, such as golden beets and rainbow carrots.
“We are listening to the marketplace, and we are listening to our customers,” says chef Douglas Bond, new product development manager. “We continually study what is going on in the marketplace with an eye on trending ingredients and flavors, and we add that knowledge to feedback from our customers on what their consumers want in order to build a better salad.”
The new in-store salads include:
Sweet and Crunchy Couscous – Sweet, crunchy apples and celery, mildly tart craisins and earthy walnuts, accented by a mildly spicy, Asian-inspired orange vinaigrette.
Nutty Balsamic Kale Salad – A hearty and healthy combination of kale, nutty farro and quinoa, sweet and mildly tart craisins and mellow peas brought together with a classic balsamic vinaigrette.
Buffalo Cauliflower Salad. Crunchy cauliflower, celery and carrot in creamy Buffalo-style dressing with a kick, accented by green onions and mellow chickpeas.
Ancient Grain and Garden Salad. Sweet and crunchy heirloom golden beets and rainbow carrots with nutty farro, savory green onions and sweet, juicy pears, accented by a pleasantly smoky sweet onion vinaigrette.
Pear and Broccoli Salad. Sweet pears, hearty broccoli, red onions and red cabbage with nutty Parmesan cheese and walnuts, brought together in a mildly tangy and creamy cole slaw dressing.