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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