Product: Trader Joe’s Pinjur Sauce

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I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Trader Joe’s. I hate that they only sell curly parsley and onions in bags although I love their inexpensive free-range chicken broth and their varied selection of jarred sauces and spreads.

Right now I’m loving their Pinjur sauce. In Macedonia, Pinjur is a common condiment usually made with roasted eggplant, onion, garlic and sometimes nuts. Trader Joe’s version has no nuts but does have roasted red peppers. It’s sweet and smoky with a noticeable spicy kick and a very fresh, light taste.

As a snack it’s great with crackers, pita, or tortilla chips or even topping crostini spread with goat cheese. It would be delicious spooned over chicken or fish and then topped on a bed of couscous, as a spread on sandwiches or tossed with blanched green beans or maybe sautéed zucchini.