We’re not just blowing hot air when we sing the praises of Trader Joe’s Melodious Blend. These are some cool beans.
Muted red and green Lentils mingle with brightly toned green Garbanzos for a trio of vibrant color. These pretty legumes are equally lovely on your tongue. The combination of buttery, earthy and nutty flavors just sings. A touch of diced tomatoes contributes a little acidity—the countermelody to the more earthy flavor-notes. It’s all subtly harmonized with extra virgin olive oil and a hint of sea salt. And, in the kind of extra step you’ve come to expect from Trader Joe’s, we quick-freeze each ingredient before packaging to ensure true color and flavor.
We’d be amiss if we failed to highlight the versatility of this leguminous trio. Pair them with just about any protein. Mix with diced poached chicken. Make a vibrant bed for sautéed fish. Try them cold in your favorite salad. Add garlic, basil, and black pepper and sauté for a superb, stand-alone dish. Join in the culinary chorus with your own variations on the bean theme!
Forgive us for tooting our own horn, but at just $2.99 for the 12-ounce package, Trader Joe’s Melodious Blend is guaranteed to make a dulcet song go out of your... heart.
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