When it comes to affairs of the heart, Ranch dressing offers both familiarity and adventure. It peaks curiosity when played out in a bold dish, and maintains a stronghold on nearly every American menu. Ranch can calm a spicy entrée, add a savory sophisticated edge or make you feel at home. According to a recent Flavor & the Menu article Back to the Ranch by Katie Ayoub, customers love ranch so much that they are willing to try it in even the most abstract ways. They cannot get enough!
Ayoub’s article says ranch dressing can even be used as a cocktail ingredient. Sound crazy? Maybe, but Ranch Dressing knows no restrictions-land or sea. You can even dive into a plate full of seafood with ranch dressing. Need proof? Test out Marzetti® Bacon Ranch Crab Cakes, Tilapia Enchiladas, or Ranch Salmon with Tomatoes and Rosemary.
The moral here is don’t settle. Ayoub encourages us to move beyond traditional uses, saying, “when you can reinvent and customize a product like ranch, you drive usage and you drive innovation,” Because the ranch flavor attracts both traditionalists and adventurists, she calls Ranch, “not only a trend in its own right but… (an) entry for an operator into other trends.”
Ranch is the perfect palette for +1s – capitalizing on other flavor trends to make the most out of your menu creations. Check out this downloadable list of Marzetti® +1 Ranch Recipes to get you started.
In the meantime, capitalize on what Prepared Foods calls the most popular foodservice dressing and step away from the ordinary with these Marzetti® Foodservice recipes.
Looking for dynamic flavor companionship? Marzetti® delivers with Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups (shown).
Are you an adventurous soul who likes to add a little spice to life? Take your taste buds on an exotic trip with Marzetti’s Indian Style Chicken Kebabs.
If you’re just looking for “at home” comfort with a savory zip, try Buttermilk Fried Chicken.
Compatible with nearly any dish, it’s time to indulge yourself in a whole new world of possibilities. Visit Marzetti Foodservice on the web for more great recipes including this video showing the versatility of Marzetti’s Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.