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.

 

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Spicy Lentil and Butternut Squash Salad

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.

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Sweet Heat Peach and Goat Cheese Salad

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.

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Grilled Pineapple Habanero Grain Salad

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.

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1 Mintel, Innovation on the Menu, May 2016