The 12 Best Trader Joe's Salad Kits Perfect For Breaking Up Your Lunch Rut
Green, glorious, and filled with good-for-you ingredients, Trader Joe's selection of prepackaged salads are the easy lunch staples you've been looking for. With everything from vegetarian-friendly options to protein-packed favorites, there's not a salad here that won't have even the pickiest eater delighted. This year, TJ's is shaking up the salad scene by mixing up its selection of tried-and-true classics with a handful of shiny new greens, meaning the options are endless. From premade salads with a tangy kick to packaged greenery with a BBQ flair, taking the healthier road doesn't look half bad.
If you're ready to revamp your greens intake, this selection of Trader Joe's salads will get you excited. Stock up on your favorites and make lunchtime a breeze, even on the busiest of days. And we'll let you in on a little secret: some of these salads are so good, we've gotten in the habit of dumping them into a salad bowl and serving them up alongside dinner as if they're homemade. So far, no one's been the wiser. So whether you're looking for lunch or an easy way to supplement dinner, swipe through.
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— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano, Kalyn Womack, and Mirel Zaman
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Elote Chopped Salad Kit
This flavorful kit might be the next best thing to actual Mexican-style street corn — creamy, crunchy, and just salty enough.
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Mediterranean Style Orzo Pasta Salad
Perfect for days when you need something more substantial than a bowl of greens, this pasta salad includes orzo, feta cheese, diced red onion, Kalamata olives, shredded spinach, and sun dried tomatoes — plus golden balsamic dressing and basil pesto.
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Brussels Sprouts Sauté Kit
Salads can be warm, too! This bag contains everything you need to serve up a Brussels sprouts bowl. We love to pair it with chicken or tofu.
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Tahini, Pepita & Apricot Slaw Kit
The bright tahini-orange dressing is the star of the show in this tasty slaw kit.
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Peanut Udon Noodle Salad
This is one of those "so good, I can't believe it's store-bought" situations. For those times when you need a fast lunch but you don't want to feel like you're eating a fast lunch.
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Broccoli & Kale Slaw
This kit is a perennial favorite. If it seems a little green and cruciferous for your taste, don't miss the secret addition: dried red sour cherries and blueberries, which add the perfect hint of sweet chewiness.
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Organic Caesar Salad
Ah, Caesar . . . a classic. Can't go wrong with croutons, and that's something the Caesar salad promises. Plus, this one's organic.
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Lemony Arugula Basil Salad Kit
This light salad has a soy-free lemon vinaigrette dressing that pairs effortlessly with the zesty arugula. You'll also notice bright hints of basil with every bite. Dig in!
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Southwestern Chopped Salad
With cotija cheese, tortilla strips, and a spicy avocado dressing, this tasty green salad will instantly brighten up your lunch spread.
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Organic Mediterranean-Style Salad
This veggie-packed salad is mixed with a red-wine vinaigrette that gives it an elevated taste. Serve it up as a side salad if you want to impress company, or just chow it down solo.
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Lemon Chicken and Arugula Salad
We love a salad with chicken added right in, and this one also contains a super flavorful couscous and red quinoa for extra satiating power. Plus, a little spice in the dressing. Perfect.
Trader Joe's Salads: Trader Joe's Harvest Apple Salad Kit
Sweet-salad-lovers, this one is for you. The apple cinnamon chips give you that little hint of sweetness, while you're getting your fix of greens.