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Month: March 2021

Incorporate Fruit Into Your Appetizers

Many customers enjoy fruit, but appetizers aren’t typically where you find fruit on the menu. With spring and summer quickly upon us, customers are seeking refreshing fruit dishes, including appetizers. Here’s how you can add fruit to that section of your menu.

Peach & goat cheese crostini. Crostini is plural for the Italian word crostino, meaning “little toasts.” Peach and goat cheese crostini use small, bite-sized pieces of crunchy bread, typically a French baguette. On top go goat cheese, peaches, some balsamic glaze, and other seasonings.

Fruit platters. These are straightforward to make, and, if done right, they’re also a work of art. Fruit platters can include your basic items such as oranges, peaches, pears, and mango, but they can also incorporate more unique items such as dragonfruit. You can design fruit platters in various patterns.

Skewers. Another very simple idea, skewers involve taking some customer favorites and “skewing” them on a stick. These skewers can be entirely fruit, using grapes, mango, pineapple, honeydew, strawberries, and more, or they can incorporate meat with vegetables and pineapple, for instance.

Bruschetta. Similar to crostini, bruschetta is small bits of bread topped with various ingredients. The difference between this and crostini is that bruschetta has more seasoning on the bread, where crostini tends to get all its flavor from the toppings. Try adding some fruit to your latest bruschetta.

Salsa. Salsa goes great with chips, and together they make the perfect appetizer. Consider adding fruit items such as peach, mango, or pineapple to your menu’s salsas for extra springtime flavor.

Missing fruit for your new appetizers? Wawona Frozen Foods specializes in the growing and freezing of fresh fruit. Learn how we can help you delight your customers today!

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Spring is Coming – Offer Delicious Smoothies

Fruit smoothies are easy, delicious, and healthy. Wawona provides the highest quality fresh frozen fruit products, including pears, strawberries, plums, mixed fruit, and more. Here’s why we believe so strongly in smoothies.

Traditional smoothies help boost fruit and vegetable intake and increase fiber consumption. Common smoothie ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds are rich in fiber. Considering most people in the US aren’t getting sufficient quantities of fiber, this is a welcomed benefit.

Further, smoothies are super quick to make. Purchase frozen fruit ingredients and keep them in your freezer for months, allowing you to toss them into the blender and whip up a smoothie in just a few minutes for any customer.

You can make a variety of smoothies with a few ingredients. Swap out your main fruit in one smoothie and you’ve got an entirely different flavor that will appeal to other customers. Smoothies don’t require loads of planning.

With spring on its way, the weather is warming up. Although you can whip up a smoothie any time of the year, it’s particularly satisfying for customers on a warm day. Perfect for spring and summer, consider adding frozen smoothies to your menu.

Wawona Frozen Foods specializes in the growing and freezing of fresh fruit. We provide frozen fresh fruit to retailers, foodservice operators, industrial customers, and schools. Let us meet your frozen fruit needs today!

Fruit-Filled Easter Delights!

Easter is just around the corner– it’s time to plan your Easter treats! Easter delights and fruit go hand in hand; try out these delicious fruit-filled Easter recipes on your menu:

Easter Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of peaches
  • 2 cups of pineapple
  • 1 cup of apricots
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 2 medium kiwis
  • ½ cup of uncooked couscous

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 3 tbsp of fresh lime juice

Directions:

  • Peel and chop peaches, pineapple, and kiwi (if using fresh fruits)
  • Boil one cup of water and add the couscous — stir, cover, and remove from heat
  • Combine all the fruit and add to the cooled couscous
  • Whisk together the honey and lime juice — pour over fruit mixture and mix gently

Easter Egg Fruit Tart

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond butter
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of dry oats
  • ¾ cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup of strawberries
  • ¾ cup of blueberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • ¾ cup of green grapes

Directions:

  • Heat the almond butter, honey, salt, and vanilla in a microwave for about 20 seconds and stir until smooth.
  • Blend one cup of oats until finely chopped — set aside
  • Add the rest of the oats to the butter mixture and stir. 
  • Slowly add blended oats to the mixture
  • Form Easter Egg-shaped ovals from the mixture
  • Spread each egg with greek yogurt and add the sliced fruit

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Where does your fruit come from? Don’t forget to use the best for your customers this Easter with individually quick frozen fruits from Wawona!

Utilize Fruit with your Daily Breakfast Options!

Fruit is the perfect way to add a healthy helping of nutrients to your breakfast routine. Fresh fruit is also an amazing way to start your day with a burst of flavor! Here are our top picks for healthy, delicious ways of adding fruit to everyday breakfasts.

Cereal or Oatmeal – Try adding fresh strawberries, blueberries, or bananas to your morning oatmeal or cereal. The sweet and tangy flavor will have you hopping out of bed and savoring that extra boost of energy later! 

Pancakes or French Toast – The only way to make pancakes and French toast even more delightful? Try adding sweet, fresh peaches to the mix. 

Breakfast Parfaits – Parfaits are the pinnacle of getting a tart and delicious serving of fruit for breakfast. For the best parfait you’ve ever had, try this peach Nutella parfait recipe

Related: Incorporate Fruit Into Your Entrees!

Looking for the best fruit supplier in your area? Wawona Frozen Foods serves retailers, restaurants, and other industries with a huge supply of products to keep you operating smoothly. Contact us today for your next order!

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