12 Trader Joe's Salads That Deserve a Spot in Your Picnic Basket This Summer

When it comes to seasonal foods, Trader Joe's always hits it out of the park. This summer, say goodbye to traditional salad kits (Caesar salad starts to feel a bit repetitive, don't you think?) and hello to more summery mixes packed with fruits, tangy spices and herbs, and citrus flavors. Whether you're in the mood for a salad with a little extra heat or something on the sweeter side, Trader Joe's has you covered. So grab your picnic basket and your favorite TJ's snacks, and try out one of these pre-packaged salad kits for a sustainable, flavorful, summertime lunch on-the-go.


Yellow Curry Chopped Salad

This Indian-inspired chopped salad kit takes less than three minutes to whip up, making it ideal for those long summer days spent at the beach or lake. Plus, the yellow curry will totally elevate your lunch game thanks to its sweet and savory flavors.


A Za'atar Tango Salad

With sweetened dates, toasted sesame, salted pistachio slices, and seasoned flatbread strips, this za'atar tango salad screams summer. Top it with Trader Joe's cucumber yogurt dressing (it's included in the kit) for a light, fresh meal.


Vegan Taco Salad

Give Taco Tuesday a makeover with Trader Joe's vegan taco salad kit. In the bag are all your favorite taco toppings from pico de gallo to a spicy jalapeño ranch-style dressing that will have you wishing Tuesday came around more than once a week.


Organic Mediterranean-Style Salad

Bring Greece to your dinner table with this TJ's organic salad mix, which includes feta, seasoned flatbread, and sun-dried tomatoes — all popular Mediterranean flavors. This salad will have you so convinced you're on a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants-style Greek vacation that you'll be looking around the corner for your Kostas.


Antipasto Salad

Take a break from traditional salad kits with an antipasto salad that brings bold flavors. The crisp peppers and onions, uncured meats, and salad greens will add some spice to your summer.


Lemon Arugula Basil Salad

Summer and lemons go hand-in-hand, so it only makes sense to pick up a lemony arugula basil salad bag the next time you're at Trader Joe's. Mix up the salad with other ingredients for an even fresher take, like pairing the citrus flavors alongside a cream-based pasta or topping it with chicken or salmon for protein.


Peanut and Crispy Noodle Salad

Trader Joe's is constantly revamping their salad selections, and this peanut and crispy noodle salad kit looks too good to pass up. The combination of crunchy cabbage, flavorful cilantro and green onion, and peanut and lime dressing has us drooling.


Mexican Style Corn and Quinoa Salad

Don't let TJ's Mexican-style corn and quinoa salad's small packaging fool you; the container packs tons of flavorful ingredients. This easy-to-make salad works great as a standalone meal or as a light side.


Buffalo Ranch Chopped Salad

Buffalo and ranch: our favorite combination! For an extra punch of flavor and protein, try adding grilled chicken to this salad.


Feta, Pepper Drop, and Olive Antipasto

No picnic or charcuterie board would be complete without an antipasto salad. Have leftovers? Snap the lid back on. The portable packaging makes this salad ideal for the on-the-go adventures.


Tahini, Pepita, and Apricot Slaw

Summer salads are known for incorporating seasonal fruits, which is why we're over the moon about Trader Joe's apricot slaw with Tahini orange dressing. Throw some on top of your fish tacos or pulled pork sandwiches for a kick of tangy sweetness.


Vegan Ranch Crunch Salad

TJ's vegan ranch crunch salad kit is perfect for backyard barbecues. Between the tanginess of the ranch and crunch of the fried onions and sunflower seeds, we guarantee the bag will be a hit among your crew. And since it's vegan, it can be enjoyed by people with a variety of dietary restrictions.