How To Add More Veggies To Your Menu
There are so many great veggie options to add to your menu, but if you really want to make your menu memorable you can go with some unique ways to add more vegetables to meals. At Organic Restaurants, we’ve seen plenty of great plant-based foods come to the market in recent years, and some of these unique offerings might be just what your restaurant menu needs.
This is the term for pasta noodles made out of zucchini. It’s a low-carb alternative that still allows diners to enjoy a wide range of pasta dishes. Zucchini noodles mix well with different types of sauces and won’t overwhelm the dish with their flavor, and they still work great with traditional sides like meatballs. You can also spiralize different vegetables and make them into noodles. Summer squash, beets, carrots, and broccoli can all be turned into delicious, low-carb noodles.
An alternative to zoodles, many pasta brands have begun making their own dried pasta that contains more veggies. These pastas are made using a puree mixed from vegetables like tomatoes, spinach, and carrots to create noodles and macaroni that also offer a full serving of veggies in every portion.
More Veggie Fries
If you already sell french fries, branch out a bit. Potatoes aren’t the only vegetable that can be used to make great tasting fries. Sweet potatoes are an obvious choice, offering a distinct flavor and more vitamins while making a great side for just as many meals.
You can also go a less common route. Zucchini fries taste great, and if your restaurant caters to families they can be a good way to get kids to eat more vegetables. Parents might appreciate this addition to your menu. You can even make fries out of beets, parsnips, jicama, and a few other vegetables. Don’t be afraid to experiment and surprise your customers with something new.
Different Types of Meat Alternatives
If you already have some meat alternatives on your menu, don’t be afraid to look into more. For the most part, you can’t go wrong by offering customers too many choices. For example, if you sell a black bean burger, think about adding an option like a Mediterranean chickpea burger to the menu. It has a completely different flavor profile and still offers plenty of protein and other nutrients.
On that same note, experiment with some of the new “Impossible” and “Beyond” meats that are out there. These can be a sneaky way to add even more meat alternatives to your menu. A diner who normally opts for meat and doesn’t bother with meat alternatives might be more inclined to try a Beyond burger or a pizza topped with Impossible sausage due to their familiar texture and taste.
Learn More About Plant-Based Food Options
You’ll find plenty more advice about plant-based foods on the Organic Restaurants blog. Visit today and find a few more ideas for your menu, or figure out some new ways to spice up some of your favorite veggie-based dishes.