Product Review: Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper Spread

When I was in Trader Joe’s last week, I was looking for some kind of sun-dried tomato sauce or pesto or something like that to spread on toast or bread or burgers.  I thought I had seen something like this before there, but I couldn’t find anything like that on this particular day.  I did find Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper Spread with Eggplant & Garlic.  I checked the ingredients and there was no gluten and no onion!!!  There were under 10 ingredients (major bonus) and all of them seemed to be “Kim friendly”.  :)  Another bonus?  Under $2!  How can you not love Trader Joe’s? 

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I have used this spread now in a dozen ways.  I have topped salads with a tablespoon or 2 of this spread & then a tablespoon of plain Greek yogurt.  I have spread on a toasted French roll (also from Trader Joe’s).  I have topped my turkey burger with the spread & then topped with goat cheese, stuck under the broiler & let it get all melty; then I placed the burger on top of some grilled eggplant slices.  I have used on my turkey tacos & Mexican pizzas.  I have used on my turkey sandwiches.  Really, the possibilities are endless. This would be great to dip foccacia bread into or I bet it would taste great in an omelet or scrambled eggs too!  I just now thought of that! 

I highly recommend this product.  If you are watching what you eat, it is low in calorie, too, at 15 calories/tablespoon and only 0.5 grams of fat. 

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21 Responses

  1. This sounds like a fantastic find (even for those of us who aren’t gluten free). I can’t wait to try it!

  2. My brother has a Trader Joe’s sauce similar to that one. I think it was the eggplant sauce. It was amazing! I love Trader Joe’s! I wish there was one closer to me.

  3. Wow, great find. You go shopping so much more than I do. Thanks for the tip!

    • Thanks! Glad I can help!! I love to shop! Too bad my wallet doesn’t like to shop as much as I do! LOL!

      Kim

  4. [...] PS – If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, and you don’t have time to make the spread from scratch, check out their red pepper spread! [...]

  5. I love this spread on fresh from the garden tomato sandwiches! Yummy!

  6. Delicious on homegrown tomato sandwiches!

  7. [...] made whole wheat flat bread, topped with Trader Joe’s Red Pepper spread with eggplant & garlic Fred Meyer Private Selection natural roast beef, spinach (didn’t find it o today), and n/o [...]

  8. This makes a great warm pasta dish! I used penne pasta tossed w/ this spread (a little goes a long way), chopped green onions, parm cheese, and a LITTLE olive oil & half-n-half so it wasn’t dry. You could add just about anything you wanted, or leave it simple for a quick & easy side dish. The flavor is wonderful, and it’s a beautiful color to boot!

  9. In accordance with a College examine, consuming peppers regularly can support the body manage its amount of insulin, which would be particularly useful for diabetics. Other studies indicate though that pepper digestion can raise the risks of belly cancer, but the definite answer remains unclear. Research has also been linking peppers to helping quit the spread of prostrate cancer in some males.

  10. [...] made whole wheat flat bread, topped with Trader Joe’s Red Pepper spread with eggplant & garlic Fred Meyer Private Selection natural roast beef, spinach (didn’t find it o today), and n/o [...]

  11. But why do you have to consume this product in 5 days?

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  15. I love this stuff. I use it all the time. I hope Trader Joe’s continues to carry it forever!

  16. I used this in a stirfry with chicken, onions, and artichokes. VERY good. Could put with pasta too.

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