Trip to Trader Joe’s this weekend? 

If you’re like me, you hit Trader Joe’s up at least once on the weekends.  This weekend I’m going for something specific but let’s be real…. I’ll end up leaving with ten more items. 

So let’s talk about my latest obsession–These taqueria style pickled veggies!

  OMG! They’re just so damn good!  I’m already a HUGE fan of pickled veggies.  My favorite is when I can get them at the farmers market but sadly my dealer(it’s like crack) isn’t there every time.  My go-to’s are the pickled beets and garlic dill pickles!  YUM!!!  And bless his heart he has a huge variety and offers samples of EVERYTHING.  

Samples- the way to Rebecca’s heart.

That’s actually the true definition.

  The business is called Fresh Crunch from Falls Church, Va. and they are amazing!  They aren’t regularly at the Williamsburg farmers market during the summer but they are in the fall.  You’re welcome. 

So back to these Mexican-style spicy pickled veggies.  I noticed them when I reached to grab sauerkraut,  the usual fridge staple of mine.  Sauerkraut is great for your gut and delicious!  Intrigued I decided to put it in my cart.  We had tacos on the menu for dinner so I thought this would be the perfect way to try it out.  My first bite and I was yelling “YASSSSS” in the kitchen.  My husband finds me dramatic.  He may be right but they were just bomb diggity and food is exciting to me!  

Pictured below is my dinner that evening.  Tacos using collard leaves, topped with grilled chicken, homemade guacamole, shredded cabbage, onions and tomatoes.  I added the pickled veggies on top and they were a match made in heaven.  They added spice, crunch, acidity and FLAVA!  

Aside from tacos you can use these on almost anything.  Add it to a wrap, eat it as a snack with Kite Hill cream cheese style spread,  eat it plain or even add it for a twist on your salad.

Don’t be afraid to try something new.  Continue to stay inspired by switching things up.  You never know, you might end up LOVING it.  

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