February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
You could say that it took kale 2,000 years to become an overnight success, because while it's been cultivated for at least that long, it's only in the last few years that its become a veritable rock star of the greens world. Now that this dark, leafy green has caught the culinary world's attention, though, we're thrilled to showcase it.
Trader Joe's Kale & Edamame Bistro Salad is one such showcase. This satisfying salad is a colorful blend of kale leaves, edamame (soybeans), sweetened dried cranberries, grape tomatoes, slivered almonds and scallions. It's a little sweet, a little savory, with a subtle bitterness from the kale that's balanced by the tartness of both the cranberries and the included lemon herb dressing. The salad that inspired this one used an entirely different dressing, but our tasting panel knew that the ideal dressing would provide the right balance to all the other flavors. This one does.
Kale & Edamame Bistro Salad was developed by Trader Joe's, for Trader Joe's, so you'll only find it in our stores. Check it out in our refrigerated case, with our other freshly prepared salads. We're selling each 10 ounce container for $3.99, every day.