Can’t get enough of the roasted curry cauliflower in our December salad? We’re sharing our in-house recipe so you can make it all year round.
Fun fact: curry powder lowers blood sugar and detoxifies the body, so you can snack guilt-free.
- 2 lbs cauliflower
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 425 °F
- Clean cauliflower and cut into florets
- Toss in a bowl with oil + curry powder + salt
- Roast in oven for 25-30 minutes
Yields 5-6 servings.
To celebrate the Revolution Growth announcement - our #wednesdaywisdom is a favorite quote of Steve Case, one of the newest additions to the sweetgreen family!
Today is a big day for sweetgreen - we’re incredibly excited to announce a significant investment from Steve Case’s Revolution Growth. In short, this funding will help us invest in new communities, grow our team, and spread the sweetlife. Because you all are a part of the sweetgreen family, we wanted to share with you an internal email detailing this news and what it means for sweetgreen.
Dear sweetgreen family,
Over the past six years, we have built sweetgreen from a single restaurant in Georgetown to a nationally recognized and respected brand with 22 locations across the East Coast. From the time we started sweetgreen in our dorm room, it was our vision to build a company that was rooted in its core values and creates deep emotional connections with our guests, colleagues and purveyors. In the spirit of where sweetgreen has been and where we are headed, we are excited to announce that our organization has reached a significant milestone.
For the past few months, we have been talking to Revolution Growth and Steve Case (AOL Founder and iconic entrepreneur) regarding our growth plans for sweetgreen. We weren’t really seeking funding, and were pretty hesitant of private equity firms after meeting dozens of them. However, these talks and the people we met with were different. Revolution wasn’t looking to invest in a company that they could grow and flip to make a quick buck. They wanted to invest in a company that could change the world for the better.
After careful consideration and planning, we are incredibly proud to announce that we have secured funding from Revolution that will enable our company to consciously expand into new markets, fuel the growth and enhancement of the sweetgreen culture, and make strategic additions to our team.
We could not be happier with this development – not because it brings new capital to our company, but because it will enable us to bring the outstanding culture and ideas of sweetgreen to people all across the country. We plan to use the funds to build on our solid foundation and do things even better, and always in our own way. We will continue to run sweetgreen the way we have always run sweetgreen, and to do what we believe is best for our brand, our culture, and our business over the long term. We remain dedicated to supporting local farmers, planting roots in communities, and building an outstanding team of individuals like yourselves. This partnership will allow us to truly “think sustainably” – to expand our community efforts like sweetgreen in Schools, sweetgreen Passport and sweetlife Festival, and to heighten our focus on making sweetgreen an incredible place to work. No matter how big we get, we will always operate like a start-up, maintain our core values, and stay undoubtedly committed to creating the best culture.
This is a huge milestone for us, and we are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to thoughtfully expand into new markets, invest in local farms, offer healthy and sustainable food choices, and make strategic additions to our team. We wouldn’t be here without you.
For more details about the investment, check out Steve Case’s blog post.
photo courtesy of @entmagazine
December is right around the corner, which means it’s time for a sneak peek at next month’s seasonal salad:
warm grains + organic arugula with roasted curry cauliflower, roasted chicken, dried cranberries, organic cilantro, cucumber basil yogurt dressing and sriracha
Can’t get enough roasted curry cauliflower? Pick up a newspaper menu at any sweetgreen location to get your hands on our recipe!
The season for celebration is here! Need a great recipe for a holiday potluck or dinner party? We’ve got you covered with our pumpkin loaf.
Lightened with whole wheat flour and egg whites, it’s tasty and nutritious - did you know that one cup of pumpkin puree contains 200% of your daily recommended Vitamin A intake and 3 grams of fiber? Enjoy a slice or two this week, no guilt attached!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp + 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp organic pumpkin puree
- 1 cup sunflower or safflower oil
- 1.25 cup of organic sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 whole eggs + 2 egg whites
- 1.5 tbsp sugar + 3 tbsp pepitas for topping
- Preheat oven to 325 °F
- Mix flour + spices + baking soda + baking powder in medium bowl
- Combine puree + oil + sugar + salt together in separate bowl and mix
- Beat eggs in slowly, one at a time
- Pour mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf pan
- Top with pepitas + 1.5 tbsp sugar
- Bake for 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean
Yields 6-8 servings.
Hey, Virginia - sweetgreen Tysons Galleria is opening this Friday from 11am to 9pm, just in time for the holiday shopping rush!
To make your Black Friday a little bit sweeter (and warmer), we’ll be giving away a free cup of soup with the purchase of a salad. Plus, stop by from 11am to 12pm and pay what you want - all proceeds will benefit our friends at FRESHFARM Markets.
Hope to see you there! Look for us on the first floor of Tysons II near Macy’s.
'Tis the season for cranberries. Since the November salad will soon be gone, we wanted to give you our recipe so you can enjoy this dressing year round! Try it over a bowl of your favorite lettuce or some warm grains this winter.
- 12 oz cranberries
- 2 cups blended oil
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 6 oz agave
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Mix all ingredients except water and oil in blender
- Blend until smooth
- Add oil slowly while blender is still on
- Wait until oil is fully incorporated, then slowly add water and blend