FiveStar Gourmet Foods has partnered with Beyond Meat to launch a taco salad made using the meat alternative company’s plant-based beef crumbles.
The new Simply Fresh Taco Salad made with Beyond Meat pairs Beyond Beef Crumbles with toppings including fire-roasted corn, black beans, roasted red bell peppers and cheese.
Containing only 260 calories, the new vegetarian offering also features crunchy tortilla strips and a creamy salsa ranch dressing.
“We are thrilled to be working with Beyond Meat, a company we appreciate and respect. This partnership allows us to be more versatile with our main product lines and enables us to feature plant-based protein as a key ingredient within all of our fresh, prepared categories, such as salads, breakfast and meal entrées,” said Tal Shoshan, CEO of FiveStar Gourmet Foods.
“From a culinary perspective, the Beyond Beef Crumbles are delicious, innovative, versatile and are designed to look, cook and taste like beef — which our chefs really like.”
Tim Smith, VP of foodservice sales, North America at Beyond Meat, added: “We’re proud to partner with FiveStar to make delicious and nutritious plant-based meat more accessible for consumers on the go with the launch of the new Simply Fresh Taco Salad made with Beyond Meat.”
The new salad recently debuted in Publix supermarkets and will be available to retailers nationwide in the US starting in January 2021.
Garden Lites-owned brand, Veggies Made Great, recently released a new line of frittatas made with Beyond Meat.
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