Friday, November 27, 2015

Asian Cashew Chopped Salad

Recently we noticed a new chopped salad kit at Costco, the Asian cashew chopped salad from Taylor Farms ($4.49 here in NYC). As we mentioned way back when when we had a good salad kit from Wegmans, we're not huge fans of a lot of the kits in grocery stores, finding the ingredient choices not very exciting or too reliant on fruit, or not having enough ingredients to justify the kit price. This salad kit seemed to avoid those pitfalls, and was a decent price for the amount of salad in the bag.


The salad's main ingredients were savoy cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, celery, cilantro, cashews, sesame seeds, almonds, wonton strips, and an Asian sesame dressing. The kit came with 2 packets of the dressing, and separated out the nuts, seeds, and wonton strips from the vegetables to keep them from getting soggy. We've been pretty happy with the quality of the vegetables we found, unlike some of the giant bags of kale or spinach we've gotten lately. There were some cilantro leaves that were a bit too wilted, but for the most part, the cilantro was fine, and all the other vegetables seemed to be in good shape.


The salad was also pretty good as far as taste goes. The sesame dressing added flavor without being too salty or overbearing. It was pretty light, which we liked. We used both dressing packets because otherwise there wasn't enough dressing to coat the whole salad. Everything worked well together in this kit, and it was a very fresh and clean (and convenient!) dinner. Hopefully Costco will keep this salad in stock.

2 comments:

  1. I tried this salad over the weekend and loved it!

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  2. So good! We bought another bag this weekend as well

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