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
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.
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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Hi I’m Stuart, amateur home cook and professional food writer. You can find my writing at places like The Salt Lake Tribune and Gastronomic SLC, which I founded more than a decade ago. As well as writing extensively about restaurants, I’m endlessly curious about that product on the shelf. Is it any good I wonder? If you’re like me, wonder no more.