Try These ChickpeasGoya’s low-sodium chickpeas are plump and tender and stay in one piece, unlike the often mushy, mealy ones from other companies. Chickpeas are great in salads, purees, and even sautés, in addition to pasta dishes. To buy: 75 cents for 15.5 ounces.
Try This YogurtThicker than regular yogurt, Fage Total Full Fat Classic Greek Yogurt makes a tangy substitute for sour cream in spreads and dips and a flavorful marinade for chicken and lamb. Top it with fruit, granola, and nuts for a breakfast parfait. To buy: $2 for 7 ounces.
Try These TomatoesSan Marzano Diced Tomatoes hold their shape even when cooked. Try them in quick sautés, stews, and sauces. Use the rich puree in which the tomatoes are packed instead of water to enrich soups and rice. To buy: $3 for 28 ounces.
Try This Olive OilDon’t waste Terra Medi Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil on cooking. (Use regular olive oil for that.) Instead, try this gorgeous, peppery Greek oil as a finishing touch on soups, salads, and sandwiches. Or serve it as a dip for crudités. To buy: $17 for 17 ounces.
Try This MustardMaille Old Style Whole Grain Dijon Mustard has a clean, pure flavor. Made with white wine, vinegar, and sugar, it is a not-too-spicy coating for roasts. It’s also delicious in dressings and potato salad or served with cheese. To buy: $4 for 7.3 ounces.