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We’re Supporting National Vegetarian Week, Are You?

10th May 2021

Today (May 10th ) marks the start of National Vegetarian Week! This year is pinned by the ‘Veggie 123 Challenge’, encouraging everyone to nominate two people to embrace vegetarianism for 7 days. According to BritishCouncil.org, 5.7% of the British population is vegetarian, that’s three million vegetarians across the UK. This figure continues to grow year on year, demonstrating the importance of having plant-based offerings on your menu.

Here at Essential Cuisine, we are proud to share both products and recipes that support your working kitchens quest to deliver great tasting dishes that everyone can enjoy. From gravy to jus, sauce bases to seasonings, we have a selection of vegetarian suitable products here.

In hope of inspiring your plant-based menu options, our team of development chefs have chosen their favourite vegetarian dishes below:

Sweet and Sour Aubergine - view the full recipe here

Sweet and Sour Aubergine

Jackfruit Burger - view the full recipe here

Jackfruit Burger

Tofu Poke Bowl - view the full recipe here

Tofu Poke Bowl

Beetroot and Halloumi Sliders - view the full recipe here

Beetroot and Halloumi Sliders

Caramelised Miso Aubergine - view the full recipe here

Caramelised Miso Aubergine

Roasted Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad - view the full recipe here

Roasted Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad

Basil Cauliflower Steaks - view the full recipe here

Basil Cauliflower Steaks

Goats Cheese and Beetroot Tart - view the full recipe here

Goats Cheese and Beetroot Tart

We would love to know what vegetarian friendly dishes you have on your menu. Share snaps of them to our Twitter or Instagram.

Have you seen our latest product launch? Our new Vegan Stock Mix range is a prime example of how we continue to innovate in the ever-evolving foodservice industry. Read more about our latest launch here.

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