Inspired by Trader Joe’s, Part 1

This is the first in a three-part recipe series inspired by ingredients from Trader Joe’s. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby, I feel very sorry for you, because although TJ’s can rob you blind when you least expect it, there’s always some wacky new product that inspires the greatest meals.

Today: all hail the Thai Lime and Chili Cashews. If you’ve had one, you’ve had a whole bag. In one sitting, no doubt. The flavors are a winning combo, for sure, but eating bag after bag becomes expensive, and not so healthy.

I blended cashew butter, lime juice, sriracha, and a few other things together to make a creamy, spicy imitation of the TJ’s flavor, and used it as a dressing for a slaw. (Note: this is really a veggie slaw of Brussels sprouts, carrots, and red bell pepper, but since so many people have this silly thing against Brussels sprouts, I’ve chosen a completely misleading recipe title.) No actual TJ’s products needed here (just use plain cashews). And, if you must, just substitute 1/2 head of a small green or red cabbage for the brussels sprouts.

Lime, Chili, and Cashew Slaw

Recipe for Lime, Chili and Cashew Slaw


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Filed under recipe, salad, side dish, vegetables

One response to “Inspired by Trader Joe’s, Part 1

  1. your husband

    Brussels sprouts!?!? Sheesh, I wish I hadn’t actually read this one– I already ate half of it and was about to go back for more. Now I’ll have to add some bacon just to get through the rest of it.

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