Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw and Kale Salad

image link: A homemade version of Trader Joe's broccoli and kale salad with sweet and spicy dressing

Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw and Kale Salad

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If you’re like the major­i­ty of mid­dle class Los Ange­les, you prac­ti­cal­ly live off of Trad­er Joe’s pre­pared sal­ads and meals. While I am a big fan of Trad­er Joe’s, I don’t love pre­pared meals from most gro­cery stores. Sim­ply because near­ly all of them con­tain preser­v­a­tives to keep them on the shelf for longer, and often times, arti­fi­cial fla­vors and col­ors to achieve the desired taste and look in a food that sits on the shelf for days, maybe even weeks.

But don’t fret–I have just the solu­tion! A home­made ver­sion of my favorite Trad­er Joe’s sal­ad that only takes 5 min­utes to make, and will save you mon­ey! You can make between 4 and 6 serv­ings of this per­fect lit­tle lunch or din­ner option all at once, which also means only one trip to the gro­cery store.

To keep it as sim­ple as pos­si­ble, I’ve list­ed TJ’s pre-pack­aged broc­coli slaw and kale ingre­di­ents. But if you don’t have a Trad­er Joe’s near­by, or pre­fer anoth­er store, sim­ply swap in the alter­na­tive ingre­di­ents list­ed in paren­the­ses.

image link: you can make Trader Joe's Broccoli and Kale Salad at home

 

Broc­coli Slaw & Kale Sal­ad (Adapt­ed from Jes­si­ca Gavin)(Dif­fi­cul­ty-Easy; Serves 4)

For the Sal­ad:

  • 1 bag TJ’s organ­ic broc­coli slaw (or 2 c shred­ded broc­coli stalks & 1/2 c shred­ded car­rots)
  • 1 bag TJ’s cru­cif­er­ous crunch (or 2 c mixed kale, shred­ded Brus­sels sprouts & red cab­bage)
  • 1/2 c dried organ­ic cher­ries
  • 1/2 c sun­flower seeds
  • 1–2 c cooked chick­en (in a pinch, I shred an organ­ic Rotis­serie chick­en) (option­al)

For the Dress­ing:

  • 1/2 c organ­ic may­on­naise
  • 1/3 c organ­ic Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp organ­ic apple cider vine­gar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2–3 Tbsp hon­ey
  • 1/4–1/2 tsp chili pow­der, to taste
  • fresh ground black pep­per, to taste

 

Com­bine all sal­ad ingre­di­ents in a large bowl, except for chick­en.

Com­bine all dress­ing ingre­di­ents in a sep­a­rate small bowl. It should have a nice pink hue to it. Add more chili pow­der as nec­es­sary to get the desired lev­el of spici­ness and col­or.  Add ½ cup of dress­ing to the mixed sal­ad, and add more as desired. Top with chick­en. Sea­son with pep­per as need­ed.

This sal­ad is super easy to just make in a giant tup­per­ware and scoop it out por­tion by por­tion through the week, whether you’re eat­ing at home or tak­ing it on the go. In this case, keep the dress­ing sep­a­rate, and toss as you enjoy.

And if you want to skip the chick­en, this sal­ad is also deli­cious with a fried egg and sliced avo­ca­do on top.

image link: This broccoli and kale salad is also delicious topped with a fried egg and sliced avocado

image link: This broccoli and kale salad is also delicious topped with a fried egg and sliced avocado

image link: A homemade version of Trader Joe's broccoli and kale salad with sweet and spicy dressing

Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad

image link: A homemade version of Trader Joe's broccoli and kale salad with sweet and spicy dressing

By Amy Pub­lished: Decem­ber 18, 2015

  • Yield: 4–6 Serv­ings
  • Prep: 5 mins

This Home­made Trad­er Joe’s deli­cious Broc­coli and Kale Sal­ad is so easy to make you’ll nev­er have to vis­it the pre­pared foods sec­tion again!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Com­bine all sal­ad ingre­di­ents in a large bowl, except for chick­en.
  2. Com­bine all dress­ing ingre­di­ents in a sep­a­rate small bowl. It should have a nice pink hue to it. Add more chili pow­der as nec­es­sary to get the desired lev­el of spici­ness and col­or.
  3. Add ½ cup of dress­ing to the mixed sal­ad, and add more as desired. Top with chick­en. Sea­son with pep­per as need­ed.

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