This Costco salad kit is versatile, convenient and delicious!
Today I’m reviewing a Costco food that’s a staple in our house. The Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad kit. I’ve been buying this salad kit for the last seven years weekly. I make big, nutritious, filling salads with this as a base.
Other salads from Costco I’ve reviewed are the Costco Azuma Seaweed Salad, Costco Taylor Farms Dill Pickle Salad, Costco Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad, Costco Kirkland Signature Caesar Salad and the Costco Taylor Farms Thai Style Chili Mango Salad.
Location in Store
You can find the sweet kale salad kit in the produce room at Costco. The item number is 1570675.
The sweet kale salad kits comes a mix of broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale, chicory and included in a separate package in the salad bag there is dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds and creamy poppy seed dressing. I love the taste of this salad, it’s crunchy, flavorful and full of lots of hearty vegetables.
I know some people don’t use the cranberries, pumpkin seeds and dressing to reduce calories and fat but in my opinion that’s the best part. The poppyseed dressing is very versatile and goes well with chicken, citrus fruits, apples, pears, almonds and feta.
Sometimes I will find the cranberries a bit hard and stale but most of the time they’re soft and sweet. The dressing and cranberries add a necessary sweetness to some of the more bitter tasting greens.
Originally when I wrote this post the Costco sweet kale salad kit was being sold in a two pack. Each bag is 396 grams and I paid $6.79 Canadian for the two bags of salad.
Then the last time I went to Costco they’re back to selling it in a big 794 gram bag for $6.99,
This salad is so convenient! You can throw it together in under a minute as it’s pre-washed. I have shopping tip for you, if you prefer more kale than cabbage than brussel sprouts try to find a bag that feels lighter, and if you prefer more cabbage and brussel sprouts search for a heavier bag.
These salads are great as a side or can be made into a meal by adding extras like protein, fruit and nuts. I have never opened a bag that has gone bad before the best before date so it’s a safe bet for me to purchase up to a week before as long as the best before date is also long enough.
The best before date on the salad kit I purchased is eight days from the date it was purchased. Also make sure to refrigerate the salad kit until you consume it.
This salad kit is full of healthy greens which provide a ton of vitamins, in a one cup serving with dressing it is 160 calories, nine grams of fat, 17 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, 13 grams of sugar, three grams of protein and 140 mg of sodium.
The dressing, cranberry, sunflower seed combination make this salad slightly less healthy than just eating plain lettuce. You can make it healthier by opting to add less of the cranberry sunflower seed mixture and not using as much dressing. This is gluten-free as well as dairy-free! It’s not easy to find dairy-free salad dressing so I love that this is!
This is one of my favorite salad kits from Costco and I never get tired of it. I add extra ingredients to make it a nutritious, filling dinner. You can see my recipes using this salad kit here, here and here.
What’s your favorite salad to buy from Costco?
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