Dig In | Vegetarian


Organic Black Bean Rotini

April 01, 2016 in What's New

Here’s pasta with a twist. Actually, two twists. When you think pasta, you very likely think of semolina flour—or at the very least, wheat flour. If you’re a gluten free eater, your thoughts may go to rice or quinoa or corn. So it’s safe to say, if you’re thinking pasta, you’re thinking grain. It’s also safe to say that in creating Trader Joe’s Organic Black Bean Rotini, we went against the grain. This is pasta made with 100% black beans. No grains; just...

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Vegetable Pakoras

March 14, 2016 in What's New

Sometimes, you just have to go to the source. Since 2012, we’ve been selling Vegetable Pakoras as one of the Indian offerings in our frozen case. We were fine with this Canadian-made version—that is, until we traveled to the Asian subcontinent ourselves and had some of Mother India’s pakoras. Tasting ours next to theirs, we found our Pakoras (peh-KOR-ahs) were more chewy and filled with less-firm vegetables. Perspective is everything. This culinary epiphany called for a rework, resulting in our new and improved Vegetable Pakoras...

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Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce

October 30, 2015 in What's New

If only it were possible to capture the flavors of fall, bottle them up in a jar, and take them home with you. If only you could pour them over a bowl of pasta, or bake them into a veggie lasagna, or use them to dip everything from Zucchini Fries to Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Gyoza. If only reality were as satisfying as fantasy. “If only” no more, because Trader Joe’s Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce has arrived, and it satisfies on all of these levels...

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Spring Premier Cheddar Cheese

June 03, 2015 in What's New

Every year, springtime presents a number of “firsts.” There are those showers that, for the first time in months, dampen the earth with unfrozen droplets. When the clouds break, the sun peeks through, bringing the first of many warmer days to come. Happily, the first blooms arrive—fruit blossoms, rosebuds, and all the bright colorful flowers—colorizing the green scene. Then, there’s the first cheese of spring, of which our Spring Premier Cheddar is first-rate example. This cheese was conceived...

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Grilled Cauliflower

May 18, 2015 in What's New

Deriving from two Latin words (caulis, meaning “stalk,” and floris, meaning “flower”), cauliflower is a member of the cabbage family. This cruciferous vegetable is known for its creamy white color and mild flavor. First cultivated in the Mediterranean region (possibly Cyprus), it has been eaten for centuries. However, we’re fairly certain that centuries ago, no one had experienced anything quite like...

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