We’ve been wanting to do this post for a while. So I’m excited it is finally here. We wanted to see if you could do a whole spread of appetizers entirely from Trader Joe’s. It’s not sponsored, we just shop there a lot. Sarah did a ton of research and found all the food that is fit to eat in the appetizer section (some didn’t make the cut!) ALL the food in this post is from Trader Joe’s. I loved the idea of this post because I love entertaining and sometimes the thing that hold me back is having the time/money/energy to figure out the food. What if you could throw a whole party with Trader Joe’s appetizers? See below what we discovered.
The biggest takeaway from this experiment is we added sauces or garnish to feel more complete. They were super easy to add. Every thing was super easy to make and pretty inexpensive too. ($3-5!). We also noticed most things tasted way better when warm: to make the best impression serve these right when they come out of the oven.
Mushroom Turnovers served with Creme Fraiche on fresh dill.
Chicken Tikka Samosas with Mango Ginger Chutney, served with fresh mint.
Lemongrass Chicken Stix with Satay Peanut Sauce, served with Thai basil.
Photos & styling by Sarah Price Olsen