Readers have shared that the pre-packaged Costco sweet kale and vegetable salad mix is their favorite salad ever. Here’s a copycat kosher version. What would be even better is if Costco decided to have their original salad kit made with certified kosher ingredients.
1 bunch kale, finely chopped (about 4 cups packed)
2 cups cabbage, shredded (I used the new chopped Southern slaw from Fresh Express which I found at Publix)
2 cups broccoli crowns, finely chopped
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted if possible
¼ cup vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tbsp. poppy seeds
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Put greens, cranberries and pumpkin seeds in a large salad bowl
Whisk dressing ingredients together. Pour over salad, toss and serve.
Optional: Add boneless chunks of poached or rotisserie chicken or salmon to this and serving it as a summer entrée. Feel free to double the dressing and save the leftovers in the refrigerator.
Detailed vegetable checking and cleaning instructions can be found online from several kashrut agencies:
Star-K, CRC, OU