Broccoli Slaw and Kale Salad

Trader Joes has a Broccoli Slaw and Kale Salad that I absolutely love.  I decided that it would be much cheaper for me to figure out how to make this salad on my own – dressing and all.  I made it all from ingredients bought at Trader Joes except for the Mayo.  I only ever use Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and haven’t dared try another brand yet.  Maybe I’ll get adventurous later.  🙂  I also made mine a vegetarian version by using Trader Joe’s Chicken-less Chicken.

Mom and Dad are here for a visit and they both like to eat healthier so I knew this salad would be a great salad to make while they were here.  I took them shopping at Trader Joe’s and they loved the place, just like I knew they would!  Everything there that we bought cost way more less than their counterparts did at Shop-Rite.  For example, Candied Ginger at Shop-Rite was $2.99 for a 7 ounce bag.  At Trader Joes it was $1.49 for an 8 ounce bag!  The bag of broccoli slaw at Shop-rite was close to $3 where at Trader Joes it was only $1.99.  Needless to say, I will shop for everything I can get at Trader Joes before I will shop anywhere else!  Not only is it great prices, but great quality and a lot of organic choices top it off.

As a side note, my mom loved the dressing.  The spicy, slightly smoky, slightly sweet dressing totally compliments this salad!  Let me know what you think!

Broccoli Slaw and Kale Salad with Sweet and Spicy Dressing – A Trader Joe’s Knockoff
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups Broccoli Slaw
  • 4 cups Chopped Kale
  • 1/2 cup chopped Cilantro
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1-8 ounce package Trader Joe’s Chicken-less Chicken
  • Dressing:
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar or Splenda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. Toss kale, broccoli, cilantro, cranberries and sunflower seeds together in large bowl. Set aside.To make dressing, whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, cayenne pepper and smoked paprika together. Should be a thinner consistency. Taste and make adjustments if needed.Chop chicken and place in small microwaveable bowl. Toss with about 1 tablespoon of dressing and cook in microwave about 40 seconds. This is just to coat the chicken and take the chill off it.Top salad mixture with dressing (about 2 -3 tablespoons) and toss. Place on serving plates and divide chicken between servings.