Inspiration comes in many forms. A work of art, a secret muse – or even our flavorful salad bar can awaken the creative spirit within you. While the Mona Lisa sure is easy on the eyes, our favorite creations are the ones that make our taste buds tingle!
With over 50 fresh ingredients on our salad bar and a bounty of fresh bakery items, made from scratch soups and a decadent dessert bar – designing your own delicious recipes is what Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes is all about! To find some of our favorite or – dare we even say – genius receipt hacks, we scoured Instagram and the submissions to our Design Your Own Delicious contest, to find the following culinary masterpieces. Trust us, the soft serve possibilities have never seemed so endless!
1) Champion Chicken Chopped Salad
Recipe hack #1 comes from Celia S., who artfully tops a rainbow of fresh veggies with warm, chopped chicken. The real hook? Her secret “Champion Dressing”, made by combining our Honey Mustard and Fat-Free Ranch Dressings. This addition is obviously what makes this recipe a “winner” in our book (add some freshly-baked Focaccia as a side to turn up the YUMMINESS of this meal!).
Fuel up on fiber with this recipe hack from @TOOFUNWEST. Start with a bed of mixed greens and pile on goodies like green peas, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, sweet corn and a crunchy topper (like crispy wontons or croutons). While this bowl used our Quinoa and Feta Salad and Italian Orzo (available in August), try a scoop of Three Bean Marinade or Greek Couscous with Feta & Pine Nuts (available September 17th-28th).
3.) Kickin’ Cornbread Soup
No more putting your cornbread on the side – it takes center stage with this recipe hack from @mssasha. Start with a piece of Buttermilk Cornbread and break it open to help soak up all the deliciousness you’re about to add. Next, add Deep Kettle House Chili and a ladle of Classic Creamy Tomato Soup (available September 18th-24th). Top it off with cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions and red chili flakes – if you’re ready to kick it up a notch.
4) Creamy Chicken Mushroom Alfredo with Penne
Nathan M. transformed our penne pasta with a sprinkle of bacon bits, a dash of green onions, a pinch of crushed red peppers, a hint of lemon, some mushrooms, and pieces of his chicken skewer in this drool-worthy recipe hack.
Have you ever thought about topping a superfood with soft serve? Never limit your culinary creativity! This dessert hack by Jessica K. shows just how tasty a sweet spud can be!
Is there such a thing as too much chocolate? This recipe hack by Cori G. echoes our opinion – no way! The layered dessert is made up of a halved brownie bite filled with chocolate mousse and topped with chocolate soft serve, chocolate syrup and chocolate sprinkles!
If these recipe hacks weren’t enough “food-spiration” for you, be sure to follow our Instagram account – we’re sharing all of our favorite recipe hacks there! And, be sure to tag all of your palate-pleasing pics with @Souplantation or #SweetTomatoes so we can see and share them, too!