Better Than Trader Joe’s Bruschetta Sauce {vegan}

by Dorothy Reinhold on February 13, 2016

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Have you tried the Trader Joe’s Bruschetta Sauce yet?

If not, get right on that, because it’s wonderful! You can find it in the cold case, in a 14.5-ounce tub, under the Trader Giotto’s label. (And no one is paying me to talk about it.)

It’s a simple chopped, chunky concoction of Roma tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt, garlic, sugar and black pepper (reading straight from the label).

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Better Than Trader Joe's Bruschetta Sauce on ShockinglyDelicious.comI used it for dinner the other night, we raved about the fresh, garlicky, tangy flavor, and then I wanted more the next day. I didn’t have any, but I did have Roma tomatoes on the counter, waiting to be used, so I just started chopping, and in about 5 minutes, I had an excellent facsimile.

In fact, we liked my version even better! Try it and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

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Better Than Trader Joe’s Bruschetta Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 cups, or about 4 servings

A chunky sauce of chopped tomatoes, aromatics and olive oil sparked with balsamic vinegar, this can top a baguette toast, hot or cold pasta, cooked fish or even scrambled eggs.


  • 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced small
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (I used Arianna Trading Company Organic Raw EVOO)
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 10 leaves fresh basil, cut in a chiffonade (fine ribbons) (this is about 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave syrup
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • A few grindings of black pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to a small bowl, and mix gently. Allow to rest for 15 or so minutes, and stir again (some of the water will be drawn out of the tomatoes and it will become just a bit more saucy). Taste and adjust salt, pepper and vinegar, if your taste buds tell you to add more.
  2. Makes 1 1/2 cups or so. Serves 4.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

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Mangia, friends. Enjoy your meal!



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