This might sound strange but one of my “splurges” is the Mediterranean Salad Kit at Costco. The salad, from Josie’s Organics, is loaded with incredible flavors and textures. I have come close to eating the whole bag at one sitting and the leftovers never make it past the next day.
There are a lot of things that I love about this salad including:
- Mix of Vegetables
- Extra Toppings
- Delicious Dressing
Mix of Vegetables
The salad has a delightful mix of greens and vegetables including:
- Romaine lettuce
- Red cabbage
There are plenty of different flavors in the mix which makes this salad more interesting than a standard Caesar Salad that only has romaine.
The salad comes with a packet of feta cheese crumbles and a package of flatbread sticks.
The flatbread sticks are super crunchy and I love the tartness of the feta.
Not only are the extra toppings tasty but there are a lot of each of them!
The salad comes with two packets of a basil balsamic vinaigrette that is absolutely delicious.
I only use one of the dressing packets to minimize calories and find that one packet is plenty for my tastes.
You can serve this salad with a lean protein like Kirkland Turkey Breast and have a dinner that is incredibly tasty, satisfying and healthy.
Mediterranean Salad Calories and Nutrition
The packaging provides two sets of nutritional information. One set is for just the salad while the other is for the full salad kit.
The nutritional content for a single serving (1 cup) of the full salad kit are:
- Calories: 160
- Fat: 11g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Sodium: 400mg
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Protein: 3g
Since I only use one packet of dressing instead of two I am going to estimate that the calories per serving are around 100.
Is the Mediterranean Salad a Costco Value?
I bought the 24 ounce salad kit for $7.99 which works out to a cost of $5.34 per pound. My first impression was that paying over $5 per pound for a salad seemed a bit much.
I checked over at GiantFoods and saw that they offer an 11 ounce bag of Mediterranean salad from Taylor Farms for $3.99 which works out to a cost of $5.80 per pound.
So, it looks like you can save some money buying this salad at Costco but not that much.
If you ignore the price per pound you will find that what you will get at Costco is a very tasty salad at a reasonable price.