What Is In Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread?

If you’re a fan of garlic, then you’ll definitely want to keep reading to find out all about Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread.

Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread is $2.99 for an 8 oz. container.

Trader Joes garlic spread dip

What Is In Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread?

Aside from oil, Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread is made primarily of (you guessed it!) garlic. But it has a few other ingredients, too.

The ingredients found in Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread include:

  • Canola oil
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Citric acid
  • Salt

That’s it! Sounds delicious, right? (Not to mention easy to make at home with a food processor if TJ’s is ever out of stock.)

As you can tell from the ingredients, Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread is completely vegan and gluten free.

Calorie and nutrition wise, this spread contains 150 calories per 2 tablespoon serving, plus 15 grams of fat, 110 mg of sodium, and 4 grams of carbohydrates.

It’s certainly on the rich side, but spreads aren’t generally consumed in large quantities anyway… right?

Trader Joe’s Eggplant Garlic Spread

In addition to their plain garlic spread, Trader Joe’s also sells a delicious Eggplant Garlic Spread with Sweet Red Peppers.

Trader Joe’s Eggplant Garlic Spread is $2.69 for a 12 oz. jar.

The ingredients for this spread include:

  • Eggplant
  • Sweet red peppers
  • Water
  • Sunflower oil
  • Tomato paste
  • Cane sugar
  • Sea salt
  • Dried garlic
  • Glucono delta-lactone

Despite having more ingredients, this spread is actually significantly lower in calories (only 30 per 2 tablespoon serving) and fat (2 grams per serving). And despite having added sugar, there’s only 1 gram per serving.

Not as heavy on the garlic, this spread is perfect for fans of eggplant and sweet peppers.

How To Use Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread

If you’re a garlic fan, then Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread can be used on just about anything.

You can try slathering it on a piece of toast, using it as a dip for your favorite crackers or vegetables, or add a spoonful to a pan of stir-fry for some extra kick and flavor. It’s also delicious added to pasta or seafood dishes.

According to @traderjoeskitchen on Instagram, this stuff even works well as a glaze on chicken cutlets.

Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread Reviews

Here, we’ll share some reviews for both the Garlic Spread and the Eggplant Garlic Spread, which have both gotten generally quite positive reviews over the years.

Trader Joe's Garlic Spread Reviews 1

Here are some rave reviews found on Trader Joe’s Reviews for the plain garlic spread:

And some equally great reviews for the Eggplant Garlic Spread:

Trader Joe's Garlic Spread Reviews 2


Can you freeze Trader Joe’s garlic spread?

Yes! Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread can absolutely be stored frozen and thawed overnight before eating.

Is Trader Joe’s eggplant garlic spread gluten-free?

Yes. Both of Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread varieties are gluten free.

Does Trader Joe’s sell garlic aioli?

Yes! Trader Joe’s sells a few different types of aioli, including their vegan Truffle Aioli for $3.69.

Trader Joe’s garlic aioli

Did Trader Joe’s discontinue the garlic spread?

Nope! Despite some recent rumors on Reddit that the Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread is either seasonal or discontinued, the product continues to be a year-round offering available at all Trader Joe’s locations. If you aren’t able to find it, then you should expect to see it return to shelves when stock becomes available.


If you’re a fan of garlic, then it’s pretty likely that you’re going to love (if not get a little addicted to) Trader Joe’s Garlic Spread. Simple and delicious, this garlic spread hits the spot and can be used for a million different recipes. Trader Joe’s Eggplant Garlic Spread is also bound to be a hit with anyone who loves eggplant and sweet red peppers. Enjoy!

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