Veg Centric

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Amalia | Miami Beach, Fla.
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Zitz Sum | Coral Gables, Fla.
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Intero Restaurant | Austin, Texas
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Culaccino | Franklin, Tenn.
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Ambar | Two locations in the Washington, D.C., area
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery | Based in Houston
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MIXT greens, avocado, chickpeas, quinoa, lentils, carrots, edamame, cucumbers, scallions, fresh herbs and cilantro-jalapeño vinaigrette
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Fried patty of fresh vegetables, quinoa, lentils, caramelized onions, fontina, herbs and red wine reduction topped with white cheddar, on a multigrain bun with lettuce, tomato and BurgerFi sauce
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Watermelon sushi with fried shallots and lime dressing
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Braised Lentil & Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie with bourbon-braised lentils, portobello mushrooms, mashed potatoes and white cheddar
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Crispy Rice Salad with sour sausage, baby kale, roasted peanuts and a fried egg
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Mediterranean Piada: Garlic hummus, harissa brown rice and quinoa, cucumber salad, bruschetta tomatoes, arugula, crumbled feta and basil aïoli, wrapped in toasted piada dough
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Roasted Cauliflower with romesco sauce, toasted almonds, pine nuts, garlic, capers, chives and parsley
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Green Chorizo Quesadilla with smoked pecans, roasted mushrooms, avocado and black bean salsas
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Roasted Kabocha Squash with coconut milk glaze, fried shallots and garlic, fresh cilantro and slices of Fresno chile
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Crispy cauliflower, coconut milk, mustard seeds and curry leaf
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Smashed deep-fried rice cakes with chiles, fish sauce and lime, served with pork sausage, ginger, cilantro and chiles
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Plant-based ground meat, black beans, romaine, roasted corn, salsa fresca, tortilla strips, avocado and pickled jalapeño-ranch dressing
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Battered coconut meat, Mexican kimchi, carrot aïoli, micro greens
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Cauliflower Gratin: Gruyère, Espelette, mojo de ajo, breadcrumbs and dill.
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White Mushroom Salad with parsley, pecorino, red onion, radish and pomegranate seeds.
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Deep Dish Cauliflower Lasagna with housemade tomato-garlic sauce and mozzarella.
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Deconstructed Greek Salad: heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, pickled red onion, Kalamata olives, feta mousse, oregano and olive oil.
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Sunchoke with Oyster Mushrooms with horseradish oil, black truffle mayonnaise and orange.
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Fried Brussels Sprouts with bagna càuda, pickled raisins and smoked almonds.
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Ensalada de Col: Savoy cabbage with Mahón cheese, anchovy-stuffed green olives and pistachios.
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Charred Spring Peas with sauce verte and burrata
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Spaghetti squash “noodles,” marinara sauce with chipotle pepper, roasted vegetables, ground beef
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Ten Vegetable Soup with brown rice, Red Fife, wheat berries, black chia seed, tamari, lime juice, lemon zest, Aleppo pepper, market vegetables
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Fried Green Tomato Taco with bacon, Cajun ranch, lettuce, pico de gallo, roasted corn
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Hummus, avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, with pita and crudités
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Cauliflower Bites with bonito flakes, aïoli, lemon zest
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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with fresh herbs, lime juice, fish sauce, sesame-Sriracha aïoli, mint, cashews
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Breaded cauliflower florets, housemade Buffalo sauce, crumbled blue cheese, scallions
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Green Tomato Pie with buttermilk ice cream and sumac-dusted toffee
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Cauliflower “rice,” chicken, carrots, bell peppers, snap peas, scallion, ginger, tamarind and chile-soy glaze, Asian slaw
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Baby lettuce, kale, beets, hemp hearts, avocado, orange, hazelnuts, goat cheese, crusty fig toast
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Avocado Lettuce cups with radish, pistachio dukkah, tamari-almond dressing
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Tomato water-yuzu gelée, tomatoes, house-cultured cream, pistachio oil, allium flowers
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Santo Cielo in Naperville, Ill. offers roasted and pickled cauliflower, chickpeas, crispy quinoa, labneh.
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Produce as a bar snack? Yes, yes indeed.
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In this case study of King + Duke’s foray into veg-forward flavors, Chef E.J. Hodgkinson centers his menu around the red-hot veg-centric trend. For starters, he developed a comforting Hearth Baked Lasagna combining ground beef and mushrooms in a way that delivers on the flavor promise.
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Gerry Ludwig and his team visited 113 restaurants and tasted 1,107 dishes on their annual street-level trends tour, finding actionable insights that can translate onto today's menus. Here's part two in our series, delivering even more on-trend takeaways.
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Using beans and legumes in creative applications promises modern results
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No longer the also-ran to protein’s starring role, vegetables are the driver for some of the most exciting innovation happening in foodservice today.
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The game is afoot. The fire is lit. The hunt is on. The stakes are raised. Quite simply—the veg-centric movement is rolling along like thunder, and with each creative, craveable dish starring vegetables added to menus, consumer expectations go up.
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Blaze Pizza offers its Veg Out with roasted seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella, Gorgonzola, red sauce
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Vegetables aren’t just shining in food, they’re lighting up the cocktail menu as well
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Tap into these menu-ready dessert trends for prime opportunities