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Kale Fajita Salad, A Staple


Somethings in life are worth the additional costs such as pre-made salad kits.  Dole Chopped Salad Kits are made with kale, red and green cabbage, carrots, and green onions.  Change out the toppings bag and a whole new salad is created.  Our local grocer offers a house brand knock off in different flavors than offered by Dole.  I absolutely loves these kits as they are more than just lettuce salads, are the perfect amount for the table with no leftovers or for one person as an entire meal, and best of all don't require the purchasing of additional toppings/condiments that will just spoil in the fridge.  Nothing irks me more than a fridge door full of partially used salad dressings gone bad.

Among the dozen and half flavors offered between the two brands this table is partial to about seven or eight flavors.  Just enough to have a different salad every day of the week, if they weren't so expensive that is.  Having scored two bags of chipotle cheddar ranch on sale at half price, and knowing the salad would only be good for a day or two, and sudden change to one of our T&T recipes was created.  Kale Chipotle Ranch Fajita Salad.

Scaled for Likability: Great

The meal is nothing fancy.  Just a salad topped with a generous serving of warm fajita meat, any flavor.  Cold crisp salad, warm tender fajita.  It is a perfect meal.  Made with the Chipotle & Cheddar Kit was a totally different experience as the kit contains a spicy chipotle ranch dressing, white cheddar cheese, and crunchy tortilla strips.  None of which is ever contained in the original fajita salad.  We may never go back to the boring iceberg lettuce fajita salads.

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