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Stay spicy in colder weather with these hot Hispanic food trends for fall

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Hispanic-style cuisine is one of the most diverse and flavorful in the world, and it’s no wonder that it’s so popular in the United States. Fall is a great time to enjoy Hispanic food and ingredients in menu items. It’s the time of year when many seasonal produce items are in season.

Here are a few trending fall Hispanic food trends and menu items that restaurant and shop owners should consider adding to their offerings:

Seasonal produce for Hispanic Menu Items

Many Hispanic dishes feature seasonal produce, such as sweet potatoes, squash, corn, and chiles. These items can be used to create a variety of dishes, such as:

  • Sweet potato empanadas with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, and queso fresco
  • Butternut squash soup with a creamy coconut broth and garnished with pepitas
  • Elote which is grilled corn on the cob with cotija cheese and lime
  • Chile rellenos with poblano peppers stuffed with cheese and battered and fried

Plant-based proteins for Hispanic Menu Items

Plant-based proteins are becoming increasingly popular, and there are many Hispanic dishes that feature them. Some examples include:

  • Lentil tacos with lentils cooked in a flavorful broth and served with your favorite toppings
  • Black bean burgers made with black beans, oats, and spices and served on a toasted bun with all the fixings
  • Tofu enchiladas with tofu scramble and your favorite enchilada sauce and toppings
  • Jackfruit carnitas with jackfruit braised in a citrusy adobo sauce and served with tacos or burritos


Comfort food for Hispanic Menu Items

Fall is a time for comfort food, and there are many Hispanic dishes that fit the bill. Some examples include:

  • Arroz con pollo (chicken and rice) is a classic Hispanic dish that is perfect for a cold night.
  • Mole poblano is a rich and flavorful sauce made with chocolate, chiles, and spices. It is typically served with chicken or turkey.
  • Pozole is a hearty stew made with hominy, pork, and chiles. It is often served with garnishes such as avocado, cabbage, and radishes.
  • Menudo is a tripe soup that is popular in Mexico. It is a hearty and flavorful soup that is perfect for a cold day.

Unique desserts for Hispanic Menu Items

Hispanic desserts are often unique and delicious. Some examples include:

  • Flan is a custard dessert that is popular throughout the Hispanic world. It is often served with caramel sauce.
  • Churros are fried dough pastries that are typically dusted with cinnamon sugar.
  • Tres leches cake is a moist and delicious cake that is soaked in three types of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream.
  • Bunuelos are fried fritters that are often topped with sugar and cinnamon.

No matter what type of Hispanic dishes you choose to add to your menu, be sure to use high-quality ingredients from Gordo’s Foodservice. With a little effort, you can create a Hispanic fall favorites that your customers will love. Visit our website and order today!

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