Dig In | Appetizer


Chunky Artichoke & Jalapeño Dip

April 22, 2015 in What's New

If we told you that you could have rich, creamy, flavorful dip; something into which you could dip and scoop your veggies and your chips; with about half the fat and calories of most similarly flavored dips, would you give it a try? If we told you that dip was called Trader Joe’s Artichoke Jalapeño Dip, and that it was a specially-developed version of this popular dip that was designed exclusively for Trader Joe’s, would that seal the deal? Come check it out. Trader Joe’s Artichoke Jalapeño Dip has...

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Shishito Peppers

February 05, 2015 in What's New

An exotic delicacy iconic to izakaya (Japanese tapas/appetizers/bar food), the Shishito Pepper has become a ubiquitous and fashionable finger-food of late. Here’s why: Shishito Peppers are enormously delicious and a bit daring, couldn’t be simpler to prepare, are famously finger-friendly, and make perfect appetizers. Native to Japan (perhaps via Portugal, some speculate), the slender, green peppers have...

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Big Game Bites: Three Plays, Two Ways

January 26, 2015 in Holidays and Gatherings

The food around football watching has become an equally Big Game. To score smartly and soundly takes strategy. Trader Joe’s Big Game Bites “playbook” gives you three easy-to-follow plays in two ways. Our “BLITZ” recipes accommodate the need for speed—they can be executed in 15 minutes or less

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How To Avoid An Abominable Cheese Platter

December 15, 2014 in How-Tos

Learn how to turn your cheese platters from monstrous to marvelous in three easy steps! Step 1: Don't Overdo It. Too many cheese varieties will overwhelm your palate and your guests

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Build A Crostini-Rootini Bar

December 01, 2014 in Holidays and Gatherings

At the peak of entertaining season, when the edibles seem endless, distinguish your fête fare by engaging your eaters in a build-it-yourself Crostini-Rootini Bar. Crostino is Italian for “little crust” and the eponymous appetizer has traditionally been crafted of thin slices of toasted or grilled bread that can be dressed with an assortment of toppings (spreads, toppings, garnishes). While simple in concept – a base with toppings – the possibilities for expressing culinary gumption are glorious!  

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