Trader Joe’s Just Released Our New Favorite Salad

updated May 1, 2019
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As good as the gochujang-flavored almonds and frozen appetizers are at Trader Joe’s, there’s really one thing that keeps me hitting up my local TJ’s as often as I do: the ready-made salads.

Yes, I realize that salads aren’t hard to make on my own, but during the busy weekdays I love to turn one bag into lunch for two days. It started with

this salad

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An alphabet-themed salad featuring raw apples, beets, carrots, kale, and a sweet and tangy orange-poppy seed dressing! What’s not to love? It’s literally all of the best fall ingredients! (Except it’s missing cheese. Note to self: It may be worth adding cheese to this!) Affectionately called the ABC+K Slaw, the container comes with the produce arranged in rainbow order (so pretty!) and a separate dressing packet (to preserve that desirable crunch).

Buy: ABC+K Slaw, $4.50 for 10.5-ounce container

The ever-so-clever Trader Joe’s suggests adding grilled chicken strips or tofu to turn the slaw into a meal — something I can totally do during the week when I need to sneak in a quick desk lunch between meetings.

While it may be technically be a slaw, it’s definitely not the mayo-laden type we’re all used to. And it works way more like a salad than a slaw. It actually reminds me a lot of this Thanksgiving slaw we came up with last year!

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