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Summer Salads Inspiration

As Summer is approaching is time for restaurants to start developing their summer menus. Is your restaurant on top of this summer’s food trends? To help you build your menu and deliver a lot of creativity for your customers we have compiled the top five trends to attract more customers this season.

1. Reinventing the Classics

It was a long-ago since the French Classics took over the restaurants and cafes. They’re the foundation for everything that was developed. In 2020 food experts are looking to yesteryear for food inspiration. The traditional favourites are getting updated and modernised so that the next generation can fall in love with them all over again.


2. Charred Lettuce

Typically the base of weeknight salads, lettuce is slowly moving from act to star performer. Chargrill is no longer only for meat and bread. Chargrilling the leaves on the barbecue adds a new complexity of flavour to this humble veggie. And visually it makes beautifully on a plate.


3. Smoked Ingredients

Smoking is a key emerging flavour with a grow at a CAGR of 7.1% from 2018 to 2023 according to Mordor Intelligence*. The report shows that there is a high preference for liquid smoke ingredients among consumers and rapid growth for the smoke ingredients is expected in the Asia-Pacific market. Smoke flavours have been used to infuse a flavoursome smoky profile to a range of key dishes and ingredients extending to sauces and condiments such as smoked honey and smoked salt that are cropping up in delis and gourmet food stores.


4. Mediterranean

The world’s healthier diet is here to stay. The Mediterranean diet makes plant-based food the star of every meal. Nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains, are part of the daily diet. The olive oil famous from the region has been proved as an excellent frying oil according to a study from the Massey University.


5. Veggie Noodles


As people are becoming more health-conscious, recent market growth trends reveal and increased consumer demand for healthy, organic, low carb food products. There has never been a better time for entrepreneurs to offer a variety of alternatives white carbs pasta like zucchini, cucumber, carrot, beetroot, etc.



Click here to download the Summer Salads Booklet and find recipes inspiration with Frenchmaid Sauces & Dressings to elevate your dishes!

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