What You Need To Know About Trader Joe's New Vegan Seasoning

"On a recent trip to Australia, we had a chance to try this flavoring phenomenon and knew at once that we had to bring it to our customers. And we wanted to make sure everyone, not just chicken-eaters, could enjoy it," Trader Joe's announced early this year, introducing its new Vegan Chicken-less Seasoning Salt. So what's in this flavor-packed 3.3 oz bottle that sells for just $1.99? 

Trader Joe's is known for their unique seasoning, including Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, and this is another offering that's sure to please. This new seasoning is made from a mix of onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and some turmeric which provides that excellent color. Add in a dash of a few other flavors like ginger, celery seed, and black pepper — and you'll swear this was made from your home-favorite chicken bouillon. Fortunately, there isn't a single animal product to be found in this mix, opening doors for those of all diets to enjoy this popular food trend of adding chicken flavor to — well, everything. Add a flavor boost on your favorite snack foods, side dishes, or even your favorite take-out foods.

Food ideas that taste just like chicken

Inspired by the Australian craze for chicken-flavored seasoning salt, Trader Joe's describes the use of this handy season-all by those down under as a shaker for french fries, or as a simple seasoning for roast chicken. If you're in the mood for fish and chips, this savory flavor will really add a punch. 

If you're looking for a healthier recipe, try the company's own suggestion for Tastes Like Chicken Vegan Cauliflower SteaksThese steak-sliced sections of cauliflower brown up to a delicious golden-color in a lovely low-carb package. So simple to make, you'll just need cauliflower, chicken-less seasoning, and oil. Slice the cauliflower into 1-inch-thick "steaks," coat in olive oil and seasoning, and place on a sheet pan that's been lightly covered in non-stick cooking spray. Roast in the oven at 400°F for 15 minutes, turning once before the time is done. 

And don't forget to try your own recipes! Sample this great seasoning on popcorn or flash-fried broccoli. Kick up those chicken nuggets a notch or even sample it on soup — the possibilities are endless.