Trader Joe’s Green Dragon Sauce is Awesome!

Trader Joe’s Green Dragon Sauce is a flavorful, spicy condiment that comes in an 18 ounce bottle. Green hot sauces are wonderful on tacos, eggs and just about anything that needs a healthy kick of flavor and Trader Joe’s has done an excellent job with this product.

This review will cover everything you need to know about the Green Dragon Sauce so let’s get started!

Trader Joe's Green Dragon Hot Sauce

Key Takeaways

  • The sauce has real heat from jalapenos and habaneros.
  • The sauce is low in calories and sodium.
  • The flavor is wonderful.
  • The sauce is extremely versatile.

Calories and Nutrition

You get 18 ounces of sauce per bottle  One serving is one teaspoons and there are about 102 servings per bottle.

The nutritional facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 0
  • Fat: 0g (0% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 70mg (3% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 0g (0% DV)
  • Protein: 0g

With no calories, fat, protein or carbs this stuff is nothing but flavor!

Green Dragon Hot Sauce Nutrition

Ingredient List

The Green Dragon Sauce has the following ingredients:

  • Water
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Tomatillo puree
  • Vinegar
  • Cane sugar
  • Cilantro puree
  • Salt
  • Garlic puree
  • Spinach powder
  • Xanthan gum
  • Lime juice
  • Habanero peppers

There is nothing on the label that indicates the spiciness of the sauce.  This was a surprise to me as Trader Joe’s took the time to label their Chipotle Black Bean Dip and Salsa Verde as “Mild”.

Taste Test!

This is an absolutely delightful green hot sauce!  The jalapeno and habanero peppers pack some serious heat that lit my mouth up.

On a spiciness level I would rate this as a 6.5 out of 10.  After I wrote this I saw that Trader Joe’s rates this as a 7 out of 10 so it looks like we are all on the same page.

The Green Dragon Sauce is just spicy enough to add some zip and zing but not so much as to burn your taste buds off.  The tomatillos, sugar, vinegar and cilantro add layers of flavor so this sauce is much more than “heat”.

I started out putting this sauce on some chicken tacos and thought it was perfect.

Green Dragon Hot Sauce on Chicken Tacos

Ways to Use the Sauce

I have been using this sauce on:

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Mahi Mahi Burgers
  • Assorted Lettuce Wraps
  • Lentil Soups
  • Chicken Burgers

My favorite use has been with scrambled eggs.  The kick from the sauce is a great way to start my day and the hot coffee that goes with breakfast gives the sauce an afterburner effect that takes the spice level up a notch or two.


The unopened sauce is shelf stable and is marked with a Best Buy date that is about six months past your date of purchase.  Once the sauce has been opened it must be refrigerated.

Don’t worry about how long the sauce will last in the refrigerator because you will use up every drop of this stuff pretty fast.


Trader Joe’s Green Dragon Sauce is an excellent hot sauce.

The sauce is flavorful, brings the heat and pairs well with a variety of foods.  This is one of the few items that I will make a special trip to Trader Joe’s as soon as I start to run low.  This is going to be a standard issue condiment in my house along with the Cholula hot sauce I get at Costco.



Good morning and welcome to the site dedicated to helping you find great products at Costco and other stores! My name is David Somerville and these are hands on reviews of products that I have bought and used or am seriously considering purchasing. I do most of my shopping at the Costco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but will check out any other Costco warehouses I find while travelling. Please get in touch with any questions and let me know of any great products that deserved to be featured in this blog!

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