On the Fourth of July this year, I attended a small gathering with vaccinated friends and family. We sat poolside at our hosts’ home and enjoyed burgers and hot dogs provided by the hosts, along with a potluck-style variety of side dishes and desserts brought by guests. As a sign of how popular Aldi is, several foods on the serving table were from the discount grocer. I immediately recognized one dish as one of my favorites from Aldi — a slightly sweet and crunchy chopped salad mix that’s good enough I often serve it alongside dinner or even eat it for lunch sometimes.
Little Salad Bar Sunflower Chopped Salad cost $3.29 at the time of publication for an 11.1-ounce bag with a 2.25-ounce salad dressing packet.
This is a Regular Buy, which means you can find it at Aldi all year.
The package front states this contains green cabbage, kale, red cabbage, green leaf lettuce, carrots, Italian cheese, edamame, sunflower seeds, and quinoa with a sweet onion vinaigrette. Fine print on the bag says this does not contain romaine.
If you’re watching out for allergens, this contains milk, soy, and egg.
The produce has all been washed and is ready to eat, and it should simply be kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve. When you’re ready to eat it, just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and gently toss to coat everything with the dressing.
One bag contains about three servings, and a 1.5-cup serving has 190 calories, 12 grams of total fat (15% DV), 1.5 grams of saturated fat (8% DV), 10 mg of cholesterol (3% DV), 260 mg of sodium (11% DV), 16 grams of total carbohydrates (6% DV), 4 grams of dietary fiber (14% DV), 9 grams of total sugars, 7 grams of added sugars (14% DV), and 7 grams of protein.
As I mentioned above, this is a great salad mix with a good variety of greens and veggies. The edamame, sunflower seeds, and quinoa add a nice crunch especially if you serve it immediately after mixing it together, and the cheese adds a savory touch while the vinaigrette dressing is delicious with a hint of sweetness. Overall, it’s a great combination.
Little Salad Bar Sunflower Chopped Salad features a variety of greens and veggies with satisfyingly crunchy edamame, sunflower seeds, and quinoa. It’s all tossed in a mildly sweet onion vinaigrette. We love it and think it’s worth a try.