Garden-Fresh Foods, Milwaukee, expanded its clean label Green Leaf Signature Salads line with a new Caribbean Jerk Style Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad, available for grocery and private label customers.
The new Caribbean Jerk Style Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad is made with crunchy cauliflower, crisp carrots and tender chickpeas dressed in a traditional jerk-spiced vinaigrette dressing with a hint of red chili heat.
"With cauliflower as popular as it is today, we wanted to develop a flavor profile that leads with this popular vegetable, which may even overtake kale as the new 'it' vegetable," says Tom Sterle, executive chef. "Cauliflower is easy to eat and is a healthy alternative to white rice and gluten-filled grains. Our new salad pairs well with lean protein like fish or chicken, and is also a hearty stand-alone dish."
"This globally-inspired salad was created in response to evolving flavor profiles around the United States, especially among Millennials, who continue to spend more time shopping in the deli and prepared food isles. They also want new and bold flavors and place a greater focus on vegetables," says Tom Hughes, founder and chairman. "Millennials continue to remain a market growth opportunity for us."