Kale and Broccoli Slaw Salad- Trader Joe’s Copy Cat

I haven’t talked much about it yet, because it is pretty new, but I am jumping on the gluten-free / dairy-free bandwagon. I hate bandwagons and tend to avoid them like the plague, but I am seeing a new doctor to deal with some of my fatigue, dizziness, anxiety and other vague “feel like poop most of the time” issues, and this was part of her plan. I must confess, after years of stating firmly to anyone who tried to get me in their GF/DF camp that I had no issues with gluten thank you very much, I must confess that one week of cutting them both out, I do feel better. Stupid bandwagons.

So I have compiled a bunch of spring salads that leave the dairy and gluten behind. Gluten isn’t in many salads, but dairy is in a lot whether it be some feta sprinkled on top or dairy laden dressings. These are all about as clean as you get. Don’t they look delicious?

I am adding one more to the list. I am deeply and madly in love with the kale and broccoli slaw from Trader Joe’s. But alas we do not have one anywhere near us. So I set out to make my own. I found a few knock off recipes around the web and then I modified them to take out the dairy. I also happen to leave out the chicken, but feel free to add it back in. I am just rarely on the ball enough to have chicken cooked up, but it would definitely up the protein power. Enjoy!

Kale Salad

Kale and Broccoli Slaw Salad- Trader Joe's Copy Cat
Recipe type: Salad
A GF/ DF version of Trader Joe's popular salad
  • 3 cups finely chopped kale
  • 1 cup broccoli slaw
  • ¼ cup red onion, sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds, plus more for garnish
  • Sweet & Spicy Dressing
  • ½ cup plain, So Delicious Greek Style Coconut Milk Yogurt
  • ½ t. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • salt & pepper
  1. Mix salad dressing ingredients together (I am never to exact with this, I just mix things to taste).
  2. Put your kale in a bowl and massage with a drizzle of olive oil for 30 seconds until softened. Add broccoli slaw on top. Toss on the red onions, cranberries, and the sunflower seeds. Drizzle the dressing on top and mix it all together.
  3. I tend to let it sit for a minute or so just to let all the flavors permeate. Enjoy!

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