Tastes Like: Cilantro. Totally honest here. There’s a good bit of cilantro here, but if anyone can make cilantro SING!, it’s Trader Joe. The flavour is distinctly hummus, the texture reminds me of sushi-restaurant salad dressing – creamy but very thin – best of both worlds, if ya ask me!
Great With: Kale, tomato, edamame, cranberry, almond, and boiled egg salads. This is a truly unique dressing and it’s great with everything!
Perfect For: Lunches! Squirt a squeezeful (scientific term) on the bottom of your Tupperware. Build your salad on top of that, upside-down, starting with things like tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, etc. I find the kale wilts less in my salads during the week if it’s nearer to the top? Actually, A Beautiful Mess recently did a post on salads in jars that’s worth checking out for salad inspo. I don’t bother dumping it out and stirring it, I just shake my Tupperware upside-down for a little to disperse the dressing (FUN FACT: one of my favourite students caught me abusing my salad thusly one day and he asked me, incredulously, “Do you hate your lunch?” I told him we – the lunch and I – were just going through a rough patch).
Must Know: Probs doesn’t inflame gluten allergies, though it’s not expressly labelled GF (anymore? I feel like it used to be. Uh oh). It’s also labelled vegan, so even vegans can’t get angry at that!
$2.29 is not outrageous for salad dressing. This stuff is really good, so it doesn’t last for very long in my house! It’s a really unique flavour and definitely worth the try for anyone who’s bored of choosing between Ranch and Italian.