13 Feb Top 5 Tropical Treats for Snack Food Month
February is Snack Food Month and we’ve put together a list of our Top 5 Tropical Treats just in time for the occasion.
Snacks and appetizers can be a great way to increase your check average with an add-on sale, but they must stand out for customers to crave them. Our team has gathered consumer trend insights to bring together some craveable value-added options to add to your menu. Featuring our 100% natural Big Banana® plantain products, scroll through some of our favorite hispanic snack foods with a tropical twist and be sure to check out our recipes page for more inspiration! Here’s the breakdown:
Sweet and Savory: the perfect combination to satisfy that snack food craving.
Nachos with a twist! Substitute those corn tortilla chips for some crispy plantain strips for a sturdier nacho platter.
Think tostones, but better! Plantain toston cups are the perfect bite-sized dish that can be filled with your favorite toppings.
Step aside tater tots, here come yuca tots! There’s a new root vegetable in town, and like potatoes, it offers endless possibilities.
Fried or baked, mashed or boiled: no matter how it’s prepared, yuca is a delicious and welcomed alternative to potatoes and with the added appeal of tropical nutriment and taste, this versatile vegetable is simply irresistible.
We hope you enjoyed these tropical treat recipes! If you decide to try your hand at one of these delicious snacks, make sure to tag us (@micfood) on Instagram or Facebook so we can see what you came up with!
Traditionally, plantains must be peeled, sliced, and cooked prior to consuming. Here at MIC Food® we are helping chefs, restaurants, industrial kitchens, retail brands, delis, and others in the food industry rethink their menus and increase appeal among ethnic and mainstream consumers alike. We provide variety of plantain products that come peeled and cut, ready-to-heat and serve, saving you hours of prep time so you can focus on what matters the most: making every meal memorable.
Hungry for more? Check out our recipe library which highlights how versatile plantains are.
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