ONTARIO, CALIF. — FiveStar Gourmet Foods has partnered with Beyond Meat, Inc. to launch a new Simply Fresh brand salad made with Beyond Meat’s plant-based beefless crumbles.

The new Simply Fresh Taco Salad made with Beyond Meat is a premium vegetarian salad made with seasoned Beyond Beef Crumbles, fire-roasted corn, roasted red bell peppers, black beans, aged cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses, tri-color tortilla strips and a sweet and spicy salsa ranch dressing. The ready-to-eat salad contains 260 calories per 7.5-oz container.

“We are thrilled to be working with Beyond Meat, a company we appreciate and respect,” said Tal Shoshan, chief executive officer of FiveStar Gourmet Foods. “This partnership allows us to be more versatile with our main product lines and enables us to feature plant-based protein as a key ingredient within all of our fresh, prepared categories, such as salads, breakfast and meal entrees. From a culinary perspective, the Beyond Beef Crumbles are delicious, innovative, versatile and are designed to look, cook and taste like beef — which our chefs really like. Also, more importantly, a company like Beyond Meat aligns with our core values for innovation and sustainability, using high-quality ingredients to build food that's better for people and the planet.”

The Simply Fresh Taco Salad made with Beyond Meat is available now at Publix supermarkets and will roll out to retailers nationwide in January.