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Trader Joe's Recipe: Cruciferous Crunch Power Salad

Trader Joe’s Recipe: Cruciferous Crunch Power Salad

10 MIN

I never leave TJ’s without a few bags of Cruciferous Crunch in tow. It’s a balanced mix of, you guessed it, cruciferous greens like shaved Brussels sprouts, chopped kale and cabbage, and pairs perfectly with crunchy chickpeas, all the seeds and lemony tahini dressing. Once you start with this one, you can’t stop.



  • 1 10-oz bag Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Crunch salad
  • 1 cup Skillet-Toasted Spiced Chickpeas (or canned chickpeas, drained or store-bought roasted chickpeas)
  • 1 cup cooked tri-color quinoa
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 3 tablespoons roasted, salted sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Tahini dressing:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2-4 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • large pinch of salt, or to taste

Give the Cruciferous Crunch salad a good extra chop first, then toss it together with the quinoa, chickpeas, hemp hearts, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.

In a small dish, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth.

Toss the salad with the dressing and top with sliced avocado.

Serves 2-3. 

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3 comments on “Trader Joe’s Recipe: Cruciferous Crunch Power Salad

  1. I love this recipe so much, and from a fellow-Clevelander…makes it even more special! So grateful to be able to stay healthy during the pandemic 🙂 Thanks for so many yummy recipes

  2. Hi, I bought the ing’s to make this. Couldn’t find hemp hearts. Is there an alternative? Also, bought can of chickpeas. Should I roast them first? Thx!

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