In case you didn't know, Trader Joe's recently released a podcast. Yes, my favorite grocery store released a podcast. Does your grocery store have a podcast?
Today's post is part two of a three part series (read part one here) on a line of refrigerated salad dressings. Why? Because I intend to finish what I start. Most of the time. Hopefully those of you pursuing a higher education start what you finish...I mean finish what you start. Congrats Class of 2018!
...what else would you do with a salad dressing? I don't know about you, I love salad dressing. I don't understand how people can eat naked salads. A prefers his salads sans dressing, because for him eating a salad is like penance. To him, a diet means self-denial (for the greater good he supposes :P), which really means "suffering." So he prefers his salad dry, bland, and sad. Like the look on his face when he eats a salad.
I, however, am not a masochist. I prefer my salads to be happy - y'know, colorful, full of different textures and flavors, and full of life! Like spring! Enough of this gray weather!
But for this picture I didn't have enough time to make a proper salad with more than just greens. I drizzled [exactly two tablespoons to show you that it's less than you think] over some massaged kale. If you aren't massaging your kale for salads, you are missing out. Love that kale, and it will love you back!
I used this dressing everyday until the bottle was empty. And while I've played around with a version at home that is edible and similar to the real thing, I can't say I'm motivated enough to make it regularly at home. Like the rest of the dressings in this series, it's $3.69 for an 11oz bottle. Not cheap by my standards but not bad for a "fresh" dressing without preservatives. I might consider adding to my rotation of salad dressings.
TL;DR: Trader Joe's Carrot Miso Salad Dressing. Yes, like the sushi places. Pair this with your own iceberg for a try. 8 out of 10. Mantou Joe Repurchase? Yaaaas.