Review: Trader Joe’s Julienned Root Vegetables

Trader Joe's Julienned Root Vegetables
  • Overall
4

Are Trader Joe's Julienned Root Vegetables any good?

Yes! This is a reasonably priced product and minimally process – it makes for a great and simple side dish with the minimum of fuss.

It’s not unusual for me to sneer in self satisfaction at pre-prepped veggies in the store. Fajita veggies precut? Please. Mashed potatoes already mashed. Cmon! Who doesn’t have time to slick’s euphorias a couple of vegetables?

Of course there’s an exception to every rule, and even I find it hard to fault this particular quartet of frozen veggies from Trader Joes. Carrots, beets, parsnips and sweet potatoes come peeled and uniformly julienned in this package, which to be frank, removes a huge amount of time if you’re in a rush.

The veggies are minimally seasoned with just a little garlic, paprika and brown sugar. They’re coated with a little olive oil too. Pop them in the oven and you’re thirty minutes from a great little side dish. They cook up evenly and the seasoning is very mild and unobtrusive. They’re quite enjoyable, especially as all four veer to the sweeter side of the vegetable world; which is amplified by the roasting and subsequent caramelization.

If you want to create the same mix from scratch you could probably count on doubling your time investment, both prep and cooking time to be honest. Moreover, you’d probably have to pay double the price of this product to get the veggies fresh too. A solid buy to save cash and time for sure.

Trader Joe’s Julienned Root Vegetables – what’s in the bag?

Once you open the plastic sack, there’s no way to reseal. Trader Joe’s are basically expecting you to cook all these at once – which you probably will!

Trader Joe's Julienned Root Vegetables frozen out of the bag
Trader Joe’s Julienned Root Vegetables frozen out of the bag

Trader Joe’s Julienned Root Vegetables

Here’s the final product, I cooked them as part of a Sunday night vegan roast dinner. In the shots below they’re paired with a Gardein Turky cutlet and Gardein meatless meatloaf in gravy.

Trader Joe's Julienned Root Vegetables cooked with gardein turky
Trader Joe’s Julienned Root Vegetables cooked with gardein turky
Trader Joe's Julienned Root Vegetables cooked close up
Trader Joe’s Julienned Root Vegetables cooked close up

Trader Joe’s Julienned Root Vegetables cooking instructions, ingredients, nutrition

Half an hour at 425F and your good to go. The selection of Winter veggies really does remove a lot of the hassle.

Trader Joe's Julienned Root Vegetables cooking instructions
Trader Joe’s Julienned Root Vegetables cooking instructions
Trader Joe's Julienned Root Vegetables package front
Trader Joe’s Julienned Root Vegetables package front

How much are Trader Joe’s Julienned Root Vegetables?

In December 2018 I paid $3.19 for this back of Trader Joe’s Julienned Root Vegetables. I think that’s a fair price, especially considering the prep effort removed from dinner by buying these veggies precut.

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