The sweet heat trend is still red hot—with innovative taste combinations that appeal to the 78% of consumers who seek new flavor experiences when dining out.1 Trending flavors include pineapple and jalapeño yogurt, sweet habanero barbecue sauce, and chili-spiked chocolate.
Try these recipes:
Spicy Lentil and Butternut Squash Salad
This warm salad features mixed lentils, butternut squash seasoned with roasted cayenne and smoked paprika, and spiced cashews. Topped with creamy, tangy Hellmann’s® Honey Mustard Dressing blended with yogurt.
Sweet Heat Peach and Goat Cheese Salad
A perfect summer salad topped with juicy grilled peaches, herbed goat cheese, and walnuts spiced with brown sugar and cayenne. Grilled Pineapple: A sweet and spicy salad featuring hearty farro with roasted corn, pineapple, habanero and sweet bell peppers, then topped with creamy avocado and queso fresco.
Grilled Pineapple Habanero Grain Salad
A flavorful salad featuring hearty farro tossed with Hellmann’s® Mandarin Orange Kiwi Dressing, with roasted corn, pineapple, habanero and sweet bell peppers, then topped with cilantro, creamy avocado, and queso fresco.
1 Mintel, Innovation on the Menu, May 2016