Savory Ways to Use Dried Fruit
Many people think of dried fruit as sweet, which, of course, it is. However, it can also be used in savory dishes to add a powerful flavor with a slight yet not overpowering hint of sweetness. With that, Traina Foods introduces savory ways to enjoy dried fruit.
Sun dried tomatoes are packed with flavor, and can be the star of the show on any appetizer buffet table. Traina Foods Sun Dried Tomato Tabbouleh appetizer uses rehydrated sun dried tomato halves as little boats for a scoop of tabbouleh with bright, fresh and colorful herbs topping them off.
Traina Foods Sun Dried Tomatoes with Olives and Raisins recipe is quick and easy to toss together and provides all the crunchy salty goodness of a savory bite, with just a hint of sweetness from the raisins. This mixture pairs perfectly with a warm loaf of soft bread or just-out-of-the-oven crispy crostini.
While Traina Foods Date Nut Biscuits can certainly serve as dessert (especially with a warm pat of butter melting in the soft dough and a drizzle of honey, but hey we’re talking savory here!), they are also hearty and savory enough to serve along with soups, stews or casseroles to fill up the stomach, and the soul, on a cold winter’s night. (But maybe just save one for a sweet treat!)
One of the easiest ways to a fabulous savory appetizer or light bite is by using Traina Foods Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup. Shrimp Cocktail Napoleons are fancy enough to serve at a dinner party and no one would guess the secret ingredient is Traina Foods Sun Dried Tomato Sriracha Ketchup! Traina Foods Sun Dried Tomato Original Ketchup does the same job in this shortcut version of Caprese Pasta Salad.
Apricots are mild enough to use in so many ways when it comes to savory cooking. The dried apricots in Traina Foods Grilled Chicken-Sun Dried Apricot Skewers offset the bold flavors of red onion, mustard and bell peppers in this recipe, while adding just the right touch of sweetness.
There are endless ways to use dried fruit in savory recipes, even if it’s as simple as adding a few dried fruit bits to a salad for a crunchy, chewy texture. Traina Foods’ website is chock full of recipes – both sweet and savory – that use dried fruit to ramp up flavor profiles in any meal.