Walking around a farmer's market at the weekend is an ideal pastime for many consumers: getting the first choice of fresh peas, picking the heaviest tomatoes and going to their favorite meat and fish vendor is a welcome alternative to the successful grocery store. Moreover, spring and summer offer a myriad of fresh herbs that enhance the natural flavors of fresh produce. So it is obvious that one of the best and simplest ways to update and update soups for spring and summer is by turning into a selection of fresh produce, fresh herbs and even seafood or meats to use as toppings and condiments .
According to Technomic 2018 soup and salad points out that 69% of consumers say they are more likely to buy soups with high-quality side dishes and 38% are willing to pay more for them. Take a look at these ways that unique condiments can help you increase the palatability of the soup.
Herbs and fresh produce
Technomic by Soup and salad The report finds that 70% of consumers are more likely to buy soups described as seasonal, so including seasonal ingredients is child's play. Make sure to include seasonal ingredients such as fresh vegetables and herbs and draw seasonal ingredients from menus and menu cards to help with sales.
Spring brings options like fresh herbs like mint, parsley, chives and more, and summer products like corn, tomatoes and other flavors as if it had just come out of the farm. For a delicious summer option, add Mexicali soup with fresh corn or beans and sprinkle with grated cheese.
Seafood is the best for the summer, so it makes sense that diners can also attract seafood soups. And the side dishes are fantastic even for those, also, as an added bonus, they offer the opportunity to sell fresh fish based products as an add-on. For example, offering fresh lobster as a condiment for Lobster Bisque with Sherry increases protein and the indulgence factor of the soup, as well as allowing operators to charge a premium. Another option could be offering steamed clams or fried as a side dish for soups like corn and bacon soup or shellfish soup.
Call high quality condiments
In the menu and in the shop signage it is possible to recall high-quality toppings and toppings of high-quality soup. For example, try offering Broadway Tomato and Bisque al Pomodoro with special seasonings such as grilled cheese croutons. According to Technomic Soup and salad reports that 67% of consumers are more likely to buy a broth described as premium, and the same number say so on the soup that contains local ingredients. For operators who offer seals and gaskets from local sellers or farms, this could be a great advantage.
Finally, condiments can attract the customization crowd, Technomic Soup and salad The report finds that 38% of consumers say that it is important to customize the ingredients of the soup, so offering a dressing bar or a list of recommended pairings can be encouraging. Highlight the different combinations of flavors and ensure that the staff let customers know that they can choose their own ingredients.
The side dishes of the soup are a great way to update the menu offerings for spring and summer. From the addition of fresh and herbal products to a seafood soup with more beloved protein, high quality and premium gaskets and seals are the perfect antidote for the same old man same old ".
This post is sponsored by Campbell's Foodservice