We're not trying to put ourselves out of work or anything over here, but we've gotta say it: The recipes on the Trader Joe's website are good. (Our recipes are also good — GREAT, even! — and we obviously cover so much much more than just recipes. Okay, moving on.)
The grocery chain publishes new recipes somewhat regularly. And so, in honor of summer nearing an end, here are the seven recipes we think you should make ASAP. Note: The recipes call for specific Trader Joe's products, but can often be used with ingredients from other grocery stores.
Get any skin-on Atlantic salmon fillet and marinate it in TJ's Carrot Ginger Miso Salad Dressing (mixed with soy sauce) for four hours or overnight. Then, before you grill it, rub the skin with olive oil. Of course, you'll need even more dressing for serving, but you won't regret the purchase.
This recipe revolves around TJ's Beef-less Ground Beef and TJ's Tahini, Pepita & Apricot Slaw Kit, but we've had it and it's just as good with actual ground beef.
In order to make this, you first need Trader Joe's recipe for Peppery Peach Sauce, which starts with the store's Peach Bellini Jam. Once you've got that, you just need some burrata, olive oil, lettuce, and a few pine nuts.
We'll argue that you can steal this recipe to use with any store-bought potato salad. Just add TJ's Traditional Tunisian Harissa (it's hot, so add with caution!) and slices of crumbled bacon.
We love a good porch sipper, and this recipe is nothing if not made for drinking outside. You'll need TJ's French Market Sparkling Lemonade and Preeminence Gin (although any gin and some lemonade with a splash of seltzer will also get the job done), plus some rosemary and slices of cucumber for garnish.
For those summer movie nights, Trader Joe's calls this recipe "a cheese board in snack form." The pickled popcorn, cheddar snacks, and smoked almonds work together in a way you really wouldn't expect them to.
We already love Trader Joe's cornbread mix, and this recipe really takes things up a notch. Follow the recipe and the grocer's suggestion to serve this cake warm with a generous dollop of whipped honey butter.
Are there any other recipes from Trader Joe's that you've tried lately? Tell us about them in the comments below!