I love Greek salad. Even though it’s not very hard to make, it does take some time to chop up all of the vegetables, so a pre-made version like this Kirkland Signature Greek Salad is certainly appealing. Does it taste as good as fresh homemade Greek salad? Is it worth the relatively high price? How long does it stay fresh tasting? Read on for all of the answers!
If Greek salad isn’t your thing, some other salads from Costco are the Taylor Farms Dill Pickle Salad, Stonemill Kitchens Homestyle Red Potato Salad, Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad, Kirkland Signature Quinoa Salad, Kirkland Signature Goat Cheese, Pecan and Mixed Greens Salad, Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit, Kirkland Signature Kale & Ancient Grains Salad and the Taylor Farms Asian Cashew Chopped Salad.
Location in Store
The Greek salad is in Costco’s pre-made meal and deli section. The item number is 29079.
There’s a lot of feta cheese and dressing in the package. For my family, probably too much. It’s annoying that the feta isn’t crumbled; it adds a somewhat time-consuming step to serving the salad.
I noticed that there weren’t many yellow and orange peppers in my package. I wonder if this was just by chance or if they’re more expensive.
Even though we ate the salad the day after it was packaged and two days before the best-before date, the vegetables looked a little soft/soggy. Taste and texture-wise they were fine though.
The salad is really tasty! I enjoy Greek salad and this is a pretty good one. The dressing is a standard vinaigrette, but the herbs and spices add a nice flavor. I don’t know how traditional it is, but it’s enjoyable. The feta is relatively mild but has a nice tanginess to it.
Overall this salad was quite enjoyable for one that was packed the day before. I don’t think you’d want to let it sit in your fridge much longer than that, but it was still nice and crunchy. The classic Greek salad flavors are well executed. I’d definitely buy it again if I needed an easy salad for a group of four to six.
The tray of Greek salad costs $19.70 Canadian and the cost is dependent on the weight of the tray. This isn’t a cheap salad but the ingredients cost more than other salads. It also has three very large blocks of feta.
It would probably cost a person more to buy all of these ingredients separately and make it than buy it from Costco.
The salad needs to be kept refrigerated and has a best-before date that’s three days from when it’s packed on. I can’t see it being good for much longer than three days and I would try to purchase one that’s been packed on the day you’re buying it.
This works well as a side salad with fish like salmon, chicken, steak, pork or even lamb. You could also use it as a main entree and just add some grilled chicken or other protein of choice to it and serve it with some pita bread!
1/13th of the tray with dressing contains 120 calories, 10 grams of fat, five grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fiber, two grams of sugar, three grams of protein and 380 milligrams of sodium.
It’s really hard to gauge how much you’re really eating and I bet most people will eat more than 1/13th of the tray. The fat content is coming from the feta and oil in the dressing.
The ingredients list is really straightforward with ingredients you’d expect to see in a Greek salad. I wish that instead of vegetable oil in the dressing they used olive oil. At home I’d make a Greek vinaigrette using olive oil but this isn’t a homemade salad!
The Greek salad from Costco contains milk and soy and may contain wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, molluscs, crustaceans, sesame and mustard. This is likely due to other meals being produced in the same area containing these ingredients.
Give it a try!
This is a solid Greek salad! Costco doesn’t skimp on the feta or dressing and it’s very convenient.
Would you buy this Greek salad from Costco? Why or why not? Leave a comment below!
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