According to a recent report*, consumers are paying more attention to nutrition while working from home. During the holiday season where customers tend to gravitate towards indulgent meals you can appeal to these guests who want healthier plant-based/meatless options but also want that nostalgic holiday flavour.

Over 25% of consumers are encouraged to purchase food or drinks from a restaurant if there were healthier menu options. Our chefs curated a list of plant-based offerings for off-premise menus. Use these recipes as inspiration- plant-based doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing flavour. Tag us on Instagram and show us your indulgent plant-based menu items.

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#1 Vegan Fried Cauliflower Tacos with green mango slaw and spicy hatch chile drizzle

Vegan tacos filled with crispy cauliflower florets and green mango and red cabbage slaw, drizzled with Spicy Hatch Chile Mayonnaise and topped with cilantro.

Chef Tip: Tacos are trending, but that doesn’t mean they have to be traditional.  Get creative with your tacos to feature flavourful sauces paired with different proteins or vegetables.

Delivery Tip: Offering tacos for takeout and delivery?  Consider packaging the tortillas separately and have the diner build the tacos at home to avoid soggy tacos.

Get the recipe for Vegan Fried Cauliflower Tacos

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#2 Squash, Quinoa and Goat Cheese Enchiladas

Flavourful, plant-based Enchiladas that are easily prepped ahead. It can be a delivered hot or sold as a “take and bake” family style meal.  This recipe is gluten-free and vegetarian, and can easily be made vegan.

Chef Tip: Mexican food is topping the charts for delivery items.  Put your own twist on cheesy enchiladas with different grains and vegetables, which is also a great way to minimize waste from vegetables being used for other dishes.

Delivery Tip: This item is makes a great “take and bake” family meal option.  Assemble the enchiladas in half foil pans for ease of prep that requires no work during the busy rush.

Get the recipe for the Squash, Quinoa and Goat Cheese Enchiladas 

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#3 Steakhouse Portabella and Onion Fries

This hearty appetizer or side dish is the ultimate indulgent comfort food.

Delivery Tip: Poutine, cheese fries, or whatever you call it, this indulgent plant based dish doesn’t have to be off limits for takeout and delivery!  Packaging Knorr Brown Gravy on the side keeps the fries crispy before being served.

Get the recipe for Steakhouse Portabella and Onion Fries

 

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#4 Umami Miso Fried Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

This trendy side dish of cauliflower and Brussels sprouts is so simple to make, yet bursting with complex flavour.

Chef Tip: Talk about a perfect holiday side dish!  Traditional cauliflower and Brussels sprouts don’t have to be boring.  Your guests crave global flavours, and Knorr Intense Flavours Miso Umami delivers big flavour with ease.

Get the recipe for Miso Fried Cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts

 

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#5 Black Bean Burger

A black bean patty with herbed Boursin cheese, onion, grilled radicchio and zesty pesto mayonnaise on a whole wheat bun.

Chef Tip: Use mayonnaise instead of butter when toasting your bread buns to add extra texture and flavour. Make a signature sauce with your mayonnaise, or offer convenient stick-packs to allow your guests to DIY their toppings. Use loved and trusted brands like Hellmann’s to show your guests the high quality product you’re producing. Learn more about what Hellmann’s mayo can do for you here.

Get the recipe for the Black Bean Burger

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#6 Cauliflower Gratin with Dijon Hollandaise

The golden brown, cheesey cauliflower is enrobed in a bold, velvety sauce of hollandaise and Dijon and grainy mustards.  A great alternative to mac and cheese as a unique side dish.

Delivery Tip:  Take and bake items means a fresh-from-the-oven dish for your diners, perfect for a holiday gathering they can pick up at their convenience and bake right before dinner.  Products like Knorr Hollandaise make this possible, without concerns of sauces breaking or splitting. 

Get the recipe for Cauliflower Gratin with Dijon Hollaindaise

 

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#7 Cauliflower Breakfast Bowl with Chipotle Carrot Hollandaise

Take breakfast to a new level.  This bowl, topped with a fried egg, combines bold flavours for a unique, plant based dish.

Chef Tip: Ancho-Chipotle ready-to-use sauce can be a great addition to any signature burrito/bowl recipe. It holds well in any hot application (try experimenting with pulled pork, chicken, or any protein of your choice), and will give your guests maximum flavour in their delivery orders. Learn more about Hellmanns® Real Ancho Chipotle Sauce.

Get the recipe for the Cauliflower Breakfast Bowl with Chipotle Carrot Hollandaise

 

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#8 Jerk Cauliflower with Crispy Chick Peas and Spicy Lemon Za'atar Dressing

BBQ roasted cauliflower, fried chick peas, purple kale and smoked Gouda tossed in a zesty fusion of Caribbean and Middle eastern Lemon Za’tar Dressing with pickled jalapeno.

Chef Tip: Since the Hellmann’s Lemon Za’atar Dressing  is bright and citrusy, it pairs perfectly with spicy pickled jalapenos.  Consumers love unique dressings that will help you stand out from what other operators are offering

Delivery Tip: Package the fried chickpeas on the side so they stay crisp and crunchy when added to this hearty salad.

Get the recipe for Jerk Cauliflower with Crispy Chick Peas and Spicy Lemon Za'atar Dressing

 

#9 Root Vegetable Lentil Wrap

Butternut squash and beets are wrapped up with dill and goat cheese mayonnaise and lentils for a savory mouthful.

Delivery Tip: The Goat Cheese Mayonnaise creates a barrier for the wrap, keeping everything juicy inside without having to worry about the wrap getting soggy.

Get the recipe for Root Lentil Vegetable Wrap 

 

#10 Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Soba Noodle Bowl with Coconut Almond Hatch Chile Dressing

Black soba noodles, sweet and spicy roasted sweet potatoes, king trumpet mushrooms and pickled cucumber tossed with Coconut Almond Hatch Chile Dressing and topped with crunchy toasted pepitas.

Chef Tip: For the health-conscious diner, salads have always been a go-to meal to enjoy a variety of flavours and textures and maintain great nutrition. If you’re offering different ethnic meal options on your menu, try creating fusion salads to keep variety – like Taco salads, Greek salads, etc. You can also try combining popular protein options on your menu as an add on to your salads, such as shrimp, chicken, steak, etc.

Get the recipe for the Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Soba Noodle Bowl

 

Shelf stable dressings are great to offer during this time. Hellmann’s Bulk Dressings are easy to use in a variety of applications, and can help you with labor and cost. Check out the different options Hellmann’s Bulk Dressings can offer here.

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