Dealer Joe’s Mexican Fashion Corn & Quinoa Salad

Trader Joe's Mexican Style Corn & Quinoa Salad

Top-of-the-line components of being in an intercultural marriage is coming to know and respect the opposite tradition just a bit deeper than one might need been capable of in any other case. I nonetheless do not embrace issues like feeding useless kinfolk on Dia de los Muertos—however then, Sonia by no means did both. However the meals? Mexico has a few of the biggest culinary traditions on the planet. And in Sonia’s personal phrases, “Mexicans do not eat bland meals.” She’s not claiming that each dish needs to be scorchingly spicy, however that it ought to a minimum of boast daring taste.

We see loads of elements right here that one may discover in dishes from south of the border: cotija cheese, corn, cilantro, poblanos, jalapeños. However the total impact? Not significantly flavorful.

The salad was contemporary, and there was an excellent mixture of cabbage, quinoa, rice, and corn. They have been a bit stingy with the cotija cheese, as we have seen in a minimum of one different TJ’s product.
There was a slim tube of dressing included with the salad. It was thick and inexperienced, fairly related in look to the Inexperienced Goddess we simply checked out. It tasted like creamy cilantro, so…when you like cilantro, I assume that is not dangerous—however for a dressing that supposedly included poblano peppers, jalapeño peppers, inexperienced onions, and garlic, it was shockingly tame. Not solely was there no detectable warmth, however there was little or no taste total. I perceive poblanos aren’t tremendous sizzling, however jalapeños have a little bit of kick to them. Onions? Garlic? Not even sufficient in there to sully your breath earlier than a enterprise assembly—which might be an excellent factor…you understand, when you had a enterprise assembly…

5 bucks for this salad, which allegedly contains 4 servings. 560 energy and 28 grams of fats in the entire container—vital, contemplating the subtleness of the flavour. And yet one more grievance: I discovered it very tough to combine the salad round within the container with out spilling components out of the bathtub in each path. It isn’t the top of the world, significantly when you’re consuming this at house. However on the go? At work? Could be just a little inconvenient.

There’s loads of roughage and contemporary, high quality elements on this product. There’s nothing significantly improper with it. This salad’s simply not tasty sufficient to name “Mexican Fashion” or to warrant a repeat buy. Two and a half stars from Sonia. Three from me.

Backside line: 5.5 out of 10.