Frozen food distributor Central Foods has launched a new Menuserve Mediterranean Vegetable Tart as a vegan option for the upcoming holiday season.
“One in eight in the UK is now either vegetarian or vegan, with between one in five and one in three identifying as a meat reducer or flexitarian, and this new product will ensure foodservice outlets have the appropriate Christmas menu options for those who have dietary requirements. Increasingly, free-from menu items are appealing more generally too, as growing numbers of people opt for a flexitarian or meat-reducing approach to their diets,” said Gordon Lauder, MD of Central Foods.
The Menuserve Mediterranean Vegetable Tart is a ready-to-bake, crisp basil pastry case filled with a slow-roasted tomato sauce topped with grilled courgettes, red and yellow peppers, red onions and cherry tomatoes, all finished with a crunchy basil and pumpkin seed crumb.
“It’s always useful to have frozen products available to suit dietary requirements, as not only does it help to cater for unexpected demand but also helps if allocating designated free-from prep areas of the kitchen is an issue,” added Lauder.
Menuserve Mediterranean Vegetable Tarts are packed 1 x 12, each tart is approximately 260g.