Spiraling into Mealtime
At Trader Joe’s, the watershed moment was the introduction of Riced Cauliflower. We knew the trends were happening, but it wasn’t until we experienced it ourselves, we really had no idea so many people wanted rice and pasta alternatives made from vegetables. Currently, we also have Riced Broccoli in our refrigerated case (when we can keep it in stock), and now we’re going orange with Trader Joe’s Carrot Spirals, found in our freezers.
There are two ingredients in every bag: carrots and sea salt. Nothing else. The carrots, grown in Italy, are washed, peeled, and cut into Spirals that resemble long pasta cuts like spaghetti and fettuccine. The Spirals are steamed, cooked just enough to achieve al dente texture, making them even more like pasta. You just take them out of the package and cook them in a skillet – from frozen! Add a bit of olive oil to keep them from sticking to the pan (and each other), then dress them however you’d dress a bowl of pasta – add Three Cheese Pomodoro Sauce, butter and grated cheese, or a little more olive oil with salt & pepper.
We’re big fans of these pasta pretenders (we still like actual pasta, too), and anxiously anticipate more arrivals in good time. Right now, head to our freezer case, where you’ll find Trader Joe’s Carrot Spirals in a 12 ounce bag for $2.99.
Ingredients: Carrots, Sea Salt.
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