Dole Food Co. is offering a new line of Bountiful Kits, ready-to-eat salad kits that feature the plant-based protein trend.
The line, recently showcased at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association expo April 2-4 in Montreal, has four options that include Dole original dressings.
The new Bountiful Kits, according to a news release, are:
- Sweet Thai: iceberg and green leaf lettuces and carrots topped with edamame, black beans, red rice and sesame seeds, with sweet Thai chili dressing;
- Lentil Cucumber: iceberg and green leaf lettuces, radishes and red cabbage, topped with marinated green, black and red lentils, and a cucumber vinaigrette dressing;
- Fiesta Ranch: iceberg and green leaf lettuces, carrots and red cabbage, toped with corn, black beans and red bell peppers, and taco ranch dressing;
- Triple Quinoa: chopped kale and carrots topped with red, white and black quinoa, and chickpeas, with lemon basil vinaigrette.
The suggested retail price for the kits, which contain three servings, is $4.29.
Dole started shipping the Bountiful Kits to retailers in late March.
The proteins are packed in a “fresh pouch packet,” according to the release.
The salads, an extension of Dole’s Chopped! Salad Kits line, are designed to feature on-trend ingredients not often associated with the bagged salads category, according to the release.
“The result is a thoroughly more satiating salad that eats like a meal but can also be paired with other lean proteins or used as the foundation for a larger recipe,” according to the release.
The company plans to feature the Bountiful Kits in original recipes and healthy-living initiatives this year to showcase their versatility, according to Dole.