If you’re anything like me, then you probably love Trader Joe’s. The American grocery store is known for their unique food finds and inexpensive prices, making them heaven-on-earth for foodies like me. And when it comes to Trader Joe’s products, one of their latest and greatest products is their Chili Onion Crunch, a unique spin on traditional chili oil. My Copycat Trader Joe’s Chili Onion Crunch not only tastes just like the “real” thing, but is made with better-for-you ingredients and comes together at a fraction of the price, making it the ultimate pantry staple that you won’t be able to live without!
Friends, when it comes to finding new and unique foods, there’s no better place to go than Trader Joe’s. They are truly the kings when it comes to new food finds, and every time I go there I find a new product to become obsessed with. My favorite obsession lately? Their Chili Onion Crunch.
This spicy, crunchy condiment is truly perfect on almost anything. But at nearly $5 a jar, it isn’t exactly the most wallet-friendly ingredient. In fact, I could go through a jar in just a few days, on my own! So, I knew that I needed to create my own version, and lo and behold, it’s perfect.
This recipe is SO simple and easy to throw together, and is made healthier by using pure olive oil. Plus, it comes together for a fraction of the price, meaning you can make a HUGE jar of this Chili Onion Crunch at once. I keep a jar of this in my pantry at all times- it has truly become a classic in my household!
The best part about this Chili Onion Crunch? It goes with almost anything! There truly isn’t a recipe that it wouldn’t pair well with. But, here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy it:
The best part to making this Chili Onion Crunch? It comes together in only TWO steps. Can you believe it?! Once you have all of the ingredients on hand, you’ll be able to whip it up much faster than if you were to run to Trader Joe’s to get yourself a jar. It’ll save you both money, and time!
To make this Chili Onion Crunch, starting by adding all of your ingredients to a small bowl. Next, mix them together, then transfer the mixture into a small mason jar, store in the pantry, and enjoy! That’s it! This recipe should stay fresh, in the pantry, for up to two months.
Botulism is a serious bacterial infection that can be caused by eating certain foods that have not been stored properly. One of the most common culprits of botulism is garlic stores in oil. Botulism is extremely detrimental to your health, so it’s important to follow proper food safety standards.
Since this recipe calls for DRIED minced garlic and onion, it can safely be stored on the counter or in the pantry, for up to two months. However, it is important that your garlic is fully dried. I recommend buying pre-dried garlic, to ensure the highest safety standards.
However, you can make this recipe with fresh minced garlic, in which case this Chili Onion Crunch MUST be stored in the fridge and consumed within two days.
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