This easy peasy Herbed Salad Mix is the quintessential salad base. Big Trader Joe’s fans over here at Sweet New Roots, but the nearest store is 45 minutes away from where we live – and that’s on a day without traffic. We go when we can, but there are weeks when it’s not feasible to make the drive.
One of our all-time favorite products that Trader Joe’s carries is the Organic Herb Salad Mix. It’s a blend of fresh organic greens with a lively touch of fresh herbs that include parsley, dill and cilantro. It smells wonderful, tastes amazing and always makes salads taste just a tinge more vibrant. And while there are some TJ’s products that simply can’t be replicated, this Herbed Salad Mix copycat recipe isn’t one of them.
Herbed Salad Mix Recipe Ingredients
To make this Herbed Salad Mix – a Trader Joe’s copycat recipe – you’ll need a few simple ingredients. Trader Joe’s uses a broad range of mixed greens and lettuces, but we’ll keep it as easy as possible for this at-home recipe recreation.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Herbed Salad Mix. Keep in mind that the best greens and herbs for this recipe are the ones that you and your family enjoy most.
- Mixed greens – Spring mix, baby spinach, arugula and kale are all great options.
- Fresh herbs – We prefer basil, Italian parsley, dill and tarragon, but use whatever you have growing in your garden or what’s available at your local market.
How to Make Herbed Salad Mix
Fresh herbs have the potential to elevate any recipe – this salad mix is no exception. It might be the easiest thing you do today!
Use this salad base for any type of salad you’d like, and feel free to get creative. Making a taco or fajita salad? Spruce up your salad mix with cilantro and oregano. Looking to make our Easy Caprese Salad? Fresh basil and Italian parsley take it to the next level.
Prepare the greens and herbs by washing them thoroughly and allowing them to fully dry before storing. When the herbs are dry, chop or tear them into small pieces and add them to the salad mix.
Once the mix is prepared, store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to four days or use immediately as a base for your favorite salad. If you’re storing the Herbed Salad Mix for a few days, keep it fresh by adding a paper towel to help absorb excess moisture. Alternatively, you can wait until you’re ready to serve the salad mix before you wash, dry and prepare the greens and herbs.
Herbed Salad Mix: Frequently Asked Questions
Is this a gluten-free recipe?
Yes, this Herbed Salad Mix is a salad base that uses plant-forward whole foods that are naturally gluten free.
What’s the best way to serve this salad?
This Herbed Salad Mix is a fantastic base for any salad. Use it as you would use any lettuce for your favorite salad. For example, our Basil Berry Salad and Blueberry Almond Salad both include fresh herbs that would be wonderful with this Herbed Salad Mix as the base.
Is this a low-sodium recipe?
This Herbed Salad Mix recipe is naturally low in sodium with no added salt.
Can I make this salad in advance?
Delicate salads are always best made fresh in terms of appearance, but you won’t compromise on quality or taste if you prepare the salad a day or two in advance. Store it in an airtight container and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve it.
- 5 ounces mixed greens, such as spring mix, baby spinach, arugula or kale
- 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh herbs, torn or chopped, such as a mix of parsley, dill, tarragon, cilantro and/or basil
- Wash and thoroughly dry the mixed greens and herbs. Tear or chop the herbs and mix the ingredients together for a salad base.
- Add your favorite salad ingredients and dressing, serve and enjoy!
- The best greens and herbs for this recipe are the ones that you and your family enjoy most.
- Prep Time: 10 mins.
- Cook Time: 0 mins.
- Category: Salads
- Method: By Hand
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
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