Simple No Dressing Salad

This is for the young woman working at Trader Joe’s (I didn’t catch her name) but this was her creation and I feel it needs to be shared.

Oh Trader Joe’s how I love thee. There is never a shortage of new things to discover. Last week I was picking up groceries, as I typically do on a Sunday afternoon.. when I came across the sample table and noticed it was a healthy looking salad. Since I’m trying to shed a few more lbs. before our trip in April, I am all about that!

Naturally, I grabbed a sample cup. It’s not surprising that it was delicious (most things are at TJ’S) but it WAS surprising that it contained no salad dressing. Everyone knows that the dressing is what will get cha when it comes to a salad so a salad that doesn’t require dressing is a huge win.

My delight must have been obvious because the woman serving up samples asked if I wanted to try the version of the salad that she has made for the crew. She explained to me that when it comes to sampling dishes, Trader Joe’s likes to keep it to a 3 ingredient maximum and the salad she made had 4. Naturally, I said yes. The salad was even better! It’s simple, refreshing, delicious, and so so easy!


  • 1 bag of Power to the greens salad mix
  • 1 bunch cilantro (this was her added ingredient)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 container Balela
  • Optional: 1 grilled chicken breast (you can buy a bag of frozen grilled chicken breast strips at TJ’s)


Mix the salad mix with the Balela (juice and all) this will act as you dressing. Add in one bunch of cilantro or to your liking. Squeeze the juice of one lime over top. Mix together and top with chicken! It’s that easy people.


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