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? 


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.