Frozen food distributor Central Foods has launched its new Menuserve Mediterranean Vegetable Tart as an ideal vegan option on any Christmas menu.
“Visually exciting with lots of color and different tempting textures, the Menuserve Mediterranean Vegetable Tart will appeal not only to vegans but will also go down well with those diners who are looking for a tasty alternative to meat,” said Gordon Lauder, MD of Central Foods.
He explained that one in eight consumers 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 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.
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.