The Delicious Tortilla Swap You Can Find In The Trader Joe's Frozen Section

You won't often find a Mexican restaurant without tortillas, as the wraps are a key ingredient in burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and more. But what if you're trying to cut down on carbs, or just want to consume a few extra veggies on Taco Tuesday? Tortillas do have their share of nutrients, according to Healthline – flour tortillas have a good amount of iron, while the corn variety offers fiber and whole grains. But flour tortillas in particular are made from shortening or lard, making them higher in fat and refined wheat flour, which is not as nutritious as whole grains.

Whether you're looking for the occasional tortilla swap or want to remove them from your diet completely, there are plenty of substitutes you can try. Lettuce wraps are a popular nutritious and low-carb option, according to Clean Plates, although it is important to find lettuce leaves that won't fall apart under the weight of your toppings. Other ideas include cauliflower wraps, bell peppers with the insides removed, and grain-free tortillas made from almond flour, Blissmark shares.

But if you're looking for a delicious, hearty tortilla substitute that packs in a few different veggies, look no further than the Trader Joe's frozen section.

Scallion pancakes are a filling tortilla replacement

On episode 54 of the Inside Trader Joe's podcast, the hosts discuss the chain's frozen scallion pancakes. Also called pajeon ("pa" means scallion, and "jeon" means pan-fried or battered foods), these savory pancakes are a popular Korean appetizer, typically paired with Korean rice wine and a special dipping sauce, according to MasterClass. The Trader Joe's package includes four frozen pancakes, which can be pan-fried in oil until golden brown and crispy, and taste a bit like omelets stuffed with mushroom, leeks, scallions, and carrots, according to Freezer Meal Frenzy.

The Trader Joe's podcast hosts believe these pancakes work perfectly as tortilla substitutes and suggest using a cooked pancake in place of a taco shell for a hearty, savory taco. But they're not the only fans of the swap — TikTok user calamitykyle wrapped his bacon, egg, cheese, and hash brown breakfast tacos in the pancakes, while Kelsey's Food Reviews made hers into breakfast burritos. 

What tasty creation will you whip up with scallion pancakes?