Newsletter from DOLE® Foodservice SPRING 2018

Growing Menu Possibilities, Year-Round.™
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It’s healthy. It’s delicious. It stands on its own, but it complements myriad other ingredients. We’re talking, of course, about fruit! In this issue, we’ll explore how fruit can play a larger role in menu development—supported by recipe ideas, culinary tips and industry examples.

ADD A SWEET TOUCH

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From morning to late-night snack, it’s no surprise that we’re big fans of including more fruit in dishes across dayparts. The fact is, fruit-forward entrées play up unique flavor combinations-often in formats that already appeal to patrons. Whether it’s tacos al pastor, brimming with marinated pork and grilled pineapple, or a fresh tuna poke bowl accented with diced mango, fruit adds a bright touch to any dish.

Not only does fruit pair perfectly with meat and seafood, it fits with the plant-based dining trend that continues to gain steam. From breakfast “smoothie bowls” to produce-filled stir-fry dishes, creative uses of fruit bring appealing color, texture and, of course, flavor to your operators’ vegetarian-friendly dishes. And as an essential component of many global cuisines, fruit flavors can bridge the gap between the familiar and the unexpected.

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CHECK OUT THE “ANCIENT INSPIRATIONS” GUIDE ON DOLEFOODSERVICE.COM/FRUITPAIRINGS FOR ALL-NEW RECIPES DEVELOPED TO IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS AND DRIVE SALES!

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OF CHEFS SAY HOUSE- MADE CONDIMENTS ARE A HOT TREND FOR 2018.1

Fruit chutneys, burger toppings and sauces made with DOLE® fruit are a great way to leverage this opportunity!

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CARIBBEAN RANCH DRESSING, FEATURING DOLE® CHEF-READY MANGO FROZEN PURÉE

Chef ready cuts

DOLE®
CHEF-READY
CUTS

Perfectly sliced, cubed and diced fruit that delivers unbeatable time, labor and cost savings. Add a burst of fruit flavor to the menu, whenever your operators need it!



Chef Ready Cuts

DOLE®
CHEF-READY
FROZEN FRUIT PURÉES

The versatility of our frozen fruit purées just can’t be beat. Made with premium quality fruit and no artificial ingredients or flavors, they’re ideal for creating memorable signature menu items.

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MAXIMIZE TROPICAL FLAVOR EXCITEMENT BY USING DIFFERENT CUTS AND FORMATS OF MANGO MULTIPLE WAYS IN A SINGLE DISH. HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS.

MAXIMIZE TROPICAL FLAVOR EXCITEMENT BY USING DIFFERENT CUTS AND FORMATS OF MANGO MULTIPLE WAYS IN A SINGLE DISH. HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS.


MANGO SAVORY TOAST

Combine DOLE® Chef-Ready Mango Frozen Purée and DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes to make a chunky mango jam. Layer sliced brioche with ricotta cheese, mango jam and arugula; garnish with black sesame seeds.

MANGO MICHELADA

The base of this refreshing drink is made with tomato juice, hot sauce, lime juice, chili powder, salt and DOLE® Chef-Ready Mango Frozen Purée. Fill a chili-lime rimmed glass, add lime slices and DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes, then top off with a light lager to serve.

SPIRALIZED RAINBOW SALAD WITH CARIBBEAN RANCH DRESSING

Mix together DOLE® Chef-Ready Mango Frozen Purée and buttermilk ranch dressing; toss with spiralized carrots, zucchini, yellow squash and beets. Add DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes, grape tomatoes, shredded red onion and goat cheese for a unique, vibrant salad.

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CHECK OUT OUR NEW VIDEO!

Head to dolefoodservice.com/videos to watch our “One Fruit, Three Ways” video. See our DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts and DOLE® Chef-Ready Frozen Fruit Purées in action, with three on-trend menu applications.

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WATCH FOR
MORE VIDEOS TO COME
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!

NOW AVAILABLE! DOLE® CHEF-READY
PEACH FROZEN PURÉE

The latest addition to our purée product line brings the flavor of ripe, juicy peaches to an array of dishes. Perfect for breakfast and brunch entrées, sauces/glazes for pork chops, seafood and more!


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FRUIT IS
GROWING
ACROSS MENUS!4 APPEALING VARIETIES

Fruit Growing Percent
SOURCES:
1 National Restaurant Association, “What’s Hot 2018 Culinary Forecast,” 2017.
2,3,4 Datassential MenuTrends, U.S. menu penetration growth 2013-2017.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

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Visit DOLEFOODSERVICE.COM to download the recipes served at the show.