MILWAUKEE, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Garden-Fresh Foods today announced that it has expanded its clean label Green Leaf Signature Salads line with a new Caribbean Jerk Style Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad. The company's popular clean and ready-to-eat salads are made for its grocery and private label customers, and represent one of the few truly clean label prepared group of salad products on the market today.
The line, which now includes seven premium salads, contain only natural ingredients and are made without the addition of artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colors and flavors. The company's 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," said Tom Sterle, executive chef at Garden-Fresh Foods. "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," said Tom Hughes, founder and chairman of Garden-Fresh Foods. "Millennials continue to remain a market growth opportunity for us."
The company's Green Leaf Signature Salads include a mix of traditional favorites and globally inspired foods including:
Caribbean Jerk Style Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad
About Garden-Fresh Foods Garden-Fresh Foods is one of the nation's leading suppliers of fresh deli salads, salad kits, dips and desserts. Family owned and operated since 1978, Garden-Fresh Foods delivers wholesome and innovative foods with creative flavor profiles using the highest quality, freshest ingredients. It creates sought-after products, including seasonal and clean label offerings featuring natural ingredients without added artificial ingredients and chemicals. The company offers exceptional customer service, culinary expertise, proprietary owned brands, clean label alternatives and private label capabilities. Garden-Fresh Foods is a SQF level 3 certified company by the Safe Quality Food Institute and is committed to the highest standards of excellence. To learn more, visit www.garden-freshfoods.com.