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Kale and Edamame Salad Recipe

A Copycat Trader Joe's Salad That's Better Than the Original

Better Than Trader Joe's Kale Salad

If you are addicted to the Trader Joe's Bistro Salad, this recipe is going to be in constant rotation at your house. Kale, edamame, garbanzos, and cranberries combine for a perfectly balanced salad that is better — and cheaper — than the original. Made with good-for-you ingredients, it's full of fiber and protein, making for a meal that keeps you energized and satisfied.

Kale and Edamame Salad


For the dressing:

3 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, finely minced or crushed
3/4 teaspoon dried Italian herb blend
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For the salad:

4 cups finely chopped Tuscan kale, ribs removed
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2/3 cup dried cranberries, soaked in hot water to hydrate
1 cup edamame beans, cooked and cooled
Fresh mint and basil
1/2 cup carrot shreds
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half


  1. Add all dressing ingredients to a large salad bowl and whisk until combined.
  2. In the same bowl, add the kale, chickpeas, cranberries and edamame. Mince a handful of mint and a handful of basil leaves and toss them in, along with some carrot shreds.
  3. Toss salad well to combine and top with cherry tomatoes.
  4. Source: Calorie Count


Calories per serving
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