PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Exciting Salad Kits From Dole, Herb Purees From That’s Tasty
Our two products of the week are veggie innovations. In alphabetical order, we present:
When bagged salad kits, complete with dressing, first appeared, we thought: Why pay this price for added dressing? It’s just as easy to take a bag of salad greens and dress them with our standard vinaigrette: balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Then, we took home a bag of Dole’s Classic Caesar Kit and we were hooked. With added chicken Caesar, salmon or just plain, we ate so many Caesar salads (a lifelong favorite) that we had to move on to other salads.
The proliferation of salad kit ideas from Dole has made our daily choice(s) fun; there are so many choices that we never get “salad fatigue.”
From the Slawsome line to the new Bountiful salads, the add-ons—nuts, seeds, crunchy noodles and other toppers has made salad time “fun time.”
In between meals—we don’t have to make the wrong choice. There’s always a salad kit in the fridge. And now:
Leave it to Dole to debut another innovation in salad kits: adding legumes and whole grains for more nutrition, texture, and palate-and-eye appeal.
Each bag of chopped lettuces, vegetables and dressing contains a packet of proteins and fashionable fiber: beans, chickpeas, corn, edamame, lentils, quinoa and rice. They represent Dole’s “widest use of plant-based protein ever.”
While it’s au courant to tout them, as Dole does, as created for “flexitarian and paleo lifestyles,” containing the top superfood trends of ancient grains, kale and seeds, anyone who wants a good salad should try a bag.
Make that four bags: one of each flavor.
The great thing is, there will never be “salad fatigue.”
When we have grown weary of any particular combination, Dole has many more.
And doubtless, more to come.
Thanks to Dole for giving us so much choice, and for tempting those family members who “don’t like salad.” Now they do!
For more information, visit Dole.com.
If you like to cook, we have something great for you: That’s Tasty Stir-In Purées, organic herb purées in easy-to-use tubes.
They solve the problem of buying fresh herbs, only to see the majority of the bunch yellow and wither before you can finish using it.
Once opened, a tube of That’s Tasty Stir-In Purée stays fresh-tasting for six months (in the fridge).
That’s Tasty may be the simplest way to add fresh herb flavor to any meal. The concentrated purées add a ton of flavor to just about any savory dish you’re preparing (some sweet ones, too, like the Strawberry Basil Shortcake in photo #7).
That’s Tasty is a brand from Shenandoah Growers, the largest grower of fresh organic culinary herbs in the U.S. The brand offers living organic herb plants, fresh-cut herbs, lettuce microgreens. All products are non-GMO.