Fruit Pairings - Bowls

Across the nation, millions start their day with a bowl of cereal. At lunch, a bowl of soup is staple. At dinner, entrées are flattened out as plates replace bowls—but not anymore. Check the menus of quick service and casual chains, full service restaurants and convenience stores. Bowls have moved from the breakfast table to dominate every menu type and daypart. Customers find bowls warm, comfortable, approachable. Creative operators can fill them with an endless variety of classic, contemporary, ethnic, vegetarian/vegan, sweet or savory ingredient blends 24/7/365.

Dole Packaged Foods keeps a watchful eye on food and flavor trends so customers can turn to us for our annual DOLE Flavor Pairings and timely, targeted menu solutions. For 2017, we’re bowling you over with a buffet of fruit-forward ideas served in America’s favorite container.

Select a bowl to explore the 2017 Fruit Pairings


Earlier risers can be finicky about breakfast choices, whether power drinks or substantial protein-packed fare. Bowls gracefully adapt to their contents, serving up a Mango and Chia Smoothie Bowl as readily as Savory Grits with Sage Sausage, Caramelized Pineapple Tidbits and a Fried Egg. Nature even provides the bowl for Potato Skin with Peach Puree and Sour Cream.

Mango and Chia

Peach and Potato

Pineapple and Pork


Bowls ensure that lunch horizons extend beyond soup. Grain bowls are popular with customers looking for healthy options, so a hearty Farro, Cherry and Walnut Salad should appeal. Spicy Ponzo Poke with Mango showcases fresh seafood and serves up a top seafood trend in a bowl. Lunch mates should consider an order of Tex-Mex Nachos Bowl with Peach Refried White Beans and Blueberry Salsa for the table.

Mango and Fish

Cherry and Farro

Blueberry and White Bean


Hearty and complex, entrées served in bowls promise layers of satisfaction, as well as a great opportunity for customization. Start your entrée builds with a nod to the many exotic and flavorful cuisines making their mark on today’s menus, such as Korean Spiced Pork with Vinegar Rice and Picked Fruit and Mango and Seafood Paella.

Mango and Rice

Apple and Noodle

Peach and Minced Meat


Is it like or love? Dipping spoons and forks into the same bowl can be that defining moment. Dole gives your customers plenty of goodness to share with choices like Avocado and Mango Mash Bowl, Peach and Black Garlic Hummus and Apple Tzatziki with Pita Bread.

Mango and Avocado

Peach and Chickpea

Apples and Yogurt


An ideal container for salads, bowls allow greens, grains, proteins, fruits, vegetables and dressing to mix and mingle with optimal results. Dole spins the nutritional color wheel for delectable combinations, including Blueberry and Barley Salad Bowl, Pasta Salad with Parsley Pesto and Strawberries and Spinach Salad with Avocado, Blueberries and Mandarins.

Strawberry and Parsley

Mandarin and Spinach

Blueberries and Grain


When it comes to dessert, diners reach the bottom of the bowl with amazing speed. Enticing flavors are swirled, stacked and drizzled for customers to dispatch in a flash. Menu one (or five) of these creative dessert combinations from the Dole Kitchen, and watch them quickly disappear: Limoncello-Filled Mango Halves, Tart Red Cherry Upside-Down Cake, and Mixed Berry and Chia Pudding.

Cherry and Eggs

Berries and Dairy

Mango and Citrus

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