When traveling, I love buying prepared salads from grocery stores, but when I'm home they just serve as inspiration. I was shopping at Trader Joe's the other day and liked the look of their Super Spinach Salad, so I quickly pulled out my phone to snap a photo of the ingredient list so I could recreate it.
From the Fearless Flyer - "Trader Joe’s Super Spinach Salad is a super-delicious, super-nutritious blend of fresh baby spinach, shredded carrots, dried cranberries, quinoa, shelled edamame, grape tomatoes, chickpeas and pumpkin seeds."
The components of this salad are fairly standard, but it's one of those things where I wouldn't necessarily think to combine them.
I find that I'm more likely to eat salads when all the ingredients are prepped and ready in my fridge. I like using Ziploc glass containers for that purpose, in fact I often find myself wishing I had more because they're handy little containers. I bought mine at Woodman's, if you're looking to get some.
I like leaf lettuce salads, but I'm not a huge fan of spinach salads, so for round two I tried the salad sans spinach and it was great!