Tesco launches on-trend cauliflower and mushroom "steaks" to meet demand for more vegetarian options

Tesco will launch what it says is the UK's first ever cauliflower and mushroom "BBQ steaks" next week.

Image: Tesco
Image: Tesco

The UK's largest grocery retailer says demand for vegetarian food is on the rise, having seen sales of chilled vegetarian ready meals rise by nearly 20 per cent in the last year.

Its food developer Alison Stokes, who developed the new range, said: "Vegetarian customers have told us they often feel they can be an afterthought at barbecue parties and if they're lucky they might be able to find some corn on the cob or halloumi.

"We've decided to help by creating the UK's first ever cauliflower and Portobello mushroom steaks which we believe is an irresistibly delicious option that not only to vegetarians but also to meat eaters." Cauliflower steaks and Portobello mushroom burgers "are already very popular in trendy restaurants", she added.

The cauliflower steak comes with a lemon and garlic drizzle while the mushroom comes with a peppercorn sauce. Also being launched this week in Tesco's new prepared vegetables BBQ range are Halloumi Kebabs and Mega Potato Wedges. All of the new lines will sell at £2 each.

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