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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Exciting Salad Kits From Dole, Herb Purees From That’s Tasty

Dole Bountiful Fiesta Ranch
[1] Four new “bountiful” include whole grains and legumes for added nutrition, flavor and fun. Here, Dole Bountiful Fiesta Ranch Salad Kit (all photos © Dole Food Company).

Dole Bountiful Lentil Cucumber
[2] Dole Bountiful Lentil Cucumber Salad Kit.

Dole Bountiful Sweet Thai Salad Kit
[3] Dole Bountiful Sweet Thai Salad Kit.

Dole Bountiful Triple Quinoa Salad Kit
[4] Dole Bountiful Triple Quinoa Salad Kit.

That's Tasty Italian Herb Puree
[5] That’s Tasty organic Italian herb purée (photo © That’s Tasty | Shenandoah Growers).

That's Tasty Harissa Puree
[6] Seasoning salmon with Spicy Harissa (photo courtesy © That’s Tasty | Shenandoah Growers).

Strawberry Basil Shortcake
[7] This basil strawberry shortcake adds some basil to the whipped cream. You can also toss the strawberries with fresh basil (photo courtesy © That’s Tasty | Shenandoah Growers).

That's Tasty Basil
[7] Adding a bit of parsley to a citrus vinaigrette (photo courtesy © That’s Tasty | Shenandoah Growers).

 

Our two products of the week are veggie innovations. In alphabetical order, we present:
 
 
1. DOLE: BOUNTIFUL SALAD KITS

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:
 
Dole Bountiful Kits

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.

  • Dole Sweet Thai Bountiful Kit: iceberg and green leaf lettuces and carrots and a sweet Thai chili dressing, topped with black beans, edamame, red rice and sesame seeds.
  • Dole Lentil Cucumber Bountiful Kit: iceberg and green leaf lettuces, radishes and red cabbage and a cucumber vinaigrette, topped with green, black and red lentils.
  • Dole Fiesta Ranch Bountiful Kit: iceberg and green leaf lettuces, carrots and red cabbage with taco ranch dressing, topped with corn, black beans and red bell peppers.
  • Dole Triple Quinoa Bountiful Kit: chopped kale and carrots with a lemon basil vinaigrette, topped with red, white and black quinoa and chickpeas.
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    There’s no way we would have thought to put these combinations together, not to mention put together the legumes and grains to mix in. We’ve been eating a bag a day, along with our alternating our two “regular” favorite Dole salad kits: Chopped Sesame Asian Salad and Chopped Sunflower Crunch Salad.

    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.
     
     
    2. THAT’S TASTY: ORGANIC STIR-IN PURÉES

    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).

  • You can stir them into anything, as a substitute for fresh herbs: eggs, dressings, marinades, sauces, sautés, soups, stir-fries.
  • You can blend them to make flavored mayonnaise for sandwiches and dips or flavored olive oils. It’s simple to make different flavored mayos for burgers, sandwiches, dips and general condiments.
  • Add oil or cream to to the purées to make a sauce for meats, pasta, vegetables (baked potatoes! savory whipped cream!).
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    We love them.
    The flavors are so close to fresh, you won’t notice the difference. The eight Stir-In flavors include:

  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Italian Herbs
  • Parsley
  • Spicy Harissa
  • Sun-dried Tomato
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    The main ingredient is blended with organic sunflower oil and organic olive oil.

    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.

    For more information, visit ThatsTasty.com.

     

      




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