Seasonal Menus: Incorporating Spring Flavours with Sprinkles

As winter gives way to spring, the culinary world eagerly embraces the change, shifting from hearty comfort foods to lighter, more vibrant fare.

This seasonal transition is an excellent opportunity for restaurants and supermarkets to refresh their menus with the flavours of spring, using sprinkles as an innovative tool to incorporate seasonal herbs, spices, and seeds.

Embracing Spring with Sprinkles

Spring’s arrival heralds the return of fresh produce and bright flavours. Sprinkles made from dried herbs, citrus zest, and spice can instantly elevate dishes, offering a burst of spring in every bite. Consider crafting a blend of herbs, mint, lemon zest, and roasted seeds to sprinkle over salads, soups, and pan fried seasonal veggies.

Below we have some suggestions for incorporating a pinch of sprinkles to elevate the delicate flavours of spring vegetables:

Light and Fresh Dishes

  1. Salads: Reinvent the classic purple sprouting brocolli and spinach salad with a sprinkle of our Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Dukkah, enhancing the natural earthiness of cauliflowers with the nuttiness of roasted seeds.
  2. Soups: Give an Asian twist to the humble leek soup with a sprinkle of Cheeky Coconut Thai Sprinkle adding layered flavours of coconut, garlic and lemongrass.
  3. Veggies: Enjoy the abundance of British grown Asparagus by simply sauteeing in olive oil and finishing with a sprinkle of Cheeky Garlic Chilli Salt.
  4. Stir Frys: As the weather plays hot and cold during these transition months, a big plate of stir-fried noodles with broadbeans can be dressed with a sprinkle of our Spicy Sesame Smoky Sprinkle.

Incorporation in Supermarkets

Supermarkets can cater to the home chef by offering pre-mixed spring sprinkle blends. Packaging them alongside seasonal produce, or featuring them in recipe cards, can inspire customers to try new flavours and dishes at home.

Changing seasons. Changing habits.

The shift from winter to spring brings not only a change in weather but also an opportunity to change our eating habits. Seasonal and local eating during these months can greatly benefit our health, the environment, and the local economy.

Spring vegetables, fresh from nearby farms, are at their nutritional peak, offering flavours that are as vibrant as the season itself. However, even the most delicious produce can become monotonous if served in the same manner throughout the season.

This is where sprinkles come into play! They can offer a simple yet effective way to enhance and diversify the flavours of these vegetables. By using a variety of sprinkles, made from different herbs, spices, and seeds, chefs and home cooks alike can dress up familiar vegetables in new and exciting ways.

For instance, a sprinkle of Cheeky Coconut Thai Sprinkle can transform a simple plate of steamed asparagus, while our Cheeky Garlic Chilli Salt can give new life to a dish of roasted carrots.

Incorporating sprinkles into spring dishes not only adds a burst of flavour but also supports sustainable eating practices. By enhancing locally sourced produce, we can enjoy a wider variety of tastes without relying on imported or out-of-season ingredients. Moreover, creatively using sprinkles can reduce food waste, as it encourages the consumption of the whole vegetable, including parts that might otherwise be discarded.

Beyond the immediate sensory and environmental benefits, embracing seasonal, local eating with the added twist of sprinkles aligns with a broader movement towards mindful consumption. It’s a culinary approach that celebrates the bounty of the land, supports local farmers, and minimises our carbon footprint, all while delivering gastronomic delights!

In summary, the use of sprinkles to dress up seasonal vegetables is more than a culinary trend; it’s a sustainable practice that enriches our tables, communities, and the planet. By continuously experimenting with different sprinkle blends, we can keep our spring menus fresh, exciting, and in harmony with the natural world.

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Frequently Answered Questions

What are Sprinkles ?

Sprinkles are seasoning mixes of superfood seeds, spices and herbs that are an easy way to add flavour, texture and nutrition to everyday meals.

While a spice mix is usually used during cooking, sprinkles are ready to eat and can be added on top of finished meals to improve the flavour and visual impact of the dish.

A Sprinkle a day keeps the bland away. Sprinkles can be your chef’s new best friend to quickly add layers of flavour to a base recipe.
For example, the same base soup can be flavours with a Coconut Thai Sprinkle or a Japanese Shichimi Sprinkles creating two completely unique end dishes.
Our sprinkles are also premixed in the right proportions to cut down cooking time for your kitchen staff.

We only use BRC certified suppliers and contractors for our entire supply chain.
We also do positive release for evert batch produced ensuring full quality assurance.

Yes. With 5 years of development experience for some of the leading food manufacturers and restaurant chains across UK.
We can take your sprinkle/seasoning brief from an idea to samples and finally to production.
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We take approximately 4 weeks for our bespoke service.
This includes collecting brief, creating 2 bespoke sprinkles and fine tuning your preferred one to a final recipe.
Of course, based on any specific requirements like specialised ingredients or delays in feedback can make the process longer.
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We usually take 4 weeks from acceptance of purchase order to delivery.
If your lead times are shorter, please do discuss this with us.

All our products are Nut Free. We offer Allergen Free alternatives to some of the usual commercial ingredients like our Gluten Free Crispy Fried OnionSesame Free Togarashi and Nut Free Dukkah.
To see our full range of allergen free opliions, please see here