Whether you’re feeling sour or sweet, this is a dilly of a day for pickle lovers. And Trader Joe’s is no slouch in offering a tasty array of gherkin goodness.
From traditional …
The salivation starts here.
… to sublime.
Pickle Popcorn, making tastebuds happy since 2015
But you can also find ingredients at Trader Joe’s to make your own fabulous pickles – and what better way to celebrate than with a brine binge?! Check out “A Good Thing To Do With Persian Cucumbers from Trader Joe’s” for a mouthwatering pickle recipe, with step-by-step instructions.
And for facts, history and recipes about National Pickle Day, check out this post from International Business Times.
It was another tasting bar moment. One paper-cup-sized bite and I knew what was for dinner.
The TJ’s staffer added some prosciutto and dressing to her sample. I tried something different. (My recipe’s below.)
Lemony, cheesy, ravioli-y
This is how my mixture looks in a square bowl.
JA’s TJ’s Lemon Ravioli Recipe:
Bag of Girasole Ricotta & Lemon Zest Ravioli
Bundle of fresh asparagus
3-4 Tbl fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
Drizzle of olive oil
Sprinkle of salt
Juice from half a lemon
To make it meaty, add half of TJ’s flat of “Just Chicken”
Combine. Serve. Enjoy!
A bag of shredded Brussels Sprouts = good eating ahead!
What’s that you say? You don’t like Brussels Sprouts?! Well, then, feast your eyes on a raspberry tarte or homemade lemonade. The rest of you, come with me to Brussels Sprout heaven.
Trader Joe’s does the shredding. You do the eating.
Start by sauteing some garlic and onion in olive oil.
Add more onion and the bag of B. Sprouts. Include the balsamic vinegar and water as recommended on the bag.
When done, I also squeezed some lemon juice on top. I did not use bacon, but that could be a meat-eater’s happy addition.
I separated the batch into four containers for easy access at meal time.
Here’s the official recipe, but be creative and make it your own: