Great Salad in Minutes With Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

It’s no secret if you read here that I don’t cook a lot.  I do love to bake and I love crafty sweet treats, but the idea of cooking a big dinner exhausts me, frankly.  I work all day, and Raya and I are on our own in the evenings during the week, so by the time we make it to the table, a lot of times it’s yogurt and cereal (yes, for both of us) or takeout I grabbed on the way home. I actually have several restaurants I take out from (depending where I have to stop before making it home), and I’ve been on a big salad kick lately.  No, it’s not a New Year’s thing, it’s honestly a pregnant thing, haha. :P It’s one of the few things I’m consistently hungry for.  And I can easily chop my own lettuce… but I want something substantial in my salad – I need some meat, and I love all the yummy extras.  And I want someone to make it for me, LOL!  So when I read that Lean Cuisine is offering a new line of restaurant-quality salad additions (all you do is add your own lettuce) – I was excited to try them out.  And guess what?  They are AWESOME!

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

The quality is the same as I’d expect from a restaurant (and bonus – at a fraction of the price).  The fact that they are frozen helps keep them fresh right up to the time you are ready to serve them.  The dressings and toppings are *amazing* – you just bring your own lettuce! (#BYOL!)


That’s half the work there.  I just needed two and a half more minutes to prepare my salad additions!

I love the variety of ingredients – for example, the Chicken & Cranberry salad also has yellow carrots, broccoli, red onions and whole grains and comes with a delicious raspberry cabernet vinaigrette and sesame sticks to top it off.  I would never think to make something like that at home – that’s a restaurant combination – and Lean Cuisine knows how to keep the calories down without sacrificing flavor!

The Southwest-Style Chicken Salad was also fantastic, with beans, corn, and crispy tortilla strips with a chipotle ranch.

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions are available at Walmart.  (You can even print a coupon to try them from the Lean Cuisine site, or your paper will have a coupon this Sunday!)  I picked up the Southwest-Style Chicken and the Cranberry & Chicken flavors on my last trip to WalMart – I found them right on the end cap of the frozen aisle.

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

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Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

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  1. Nancy Carr says:

    I am glad you wrote about this. I did not know about these Lean Cuisine products. Thank you.

  2. These sound good. I may only be eating salads here before soon.
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  3. Ooooo that looks yummy!! I love salads with all the extras in them! I often have a huge salad for lunch while the kids eat … what ever it is they are in the mood for that day.:) I’m totally going to check these out. They would be a nice easy change from my normal lunch.:)
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  4. Thanks for sharing these! I saw a coupon for them but didn’t keep it because I didn’t think I’d use it. After seeing your post, I’ll definitely be trying these. We love salad!
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  5. $2.50 isn’t bad. Your salad looks delicious!!!
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  6. I just saw these are our local walmart they look great

  7. I haven’t seen these, but they look super handy! I love salads and I’m always looking for ways to jazz them up. These look perfect for changing things up a bit.
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  8. Thanks for the post, this really looks good.
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  9. I can’t believe how good these are!
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  10. Maribel Reyes

    This looks delicious! and perfect for those days when I’m in a hurry.

  11. Barbara

    This looks really tasty and easy to make. Thanks for sharing Adrianne!
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  12. Mmmm … looks yummy, Adrianne!
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  13. That looks so good! I’ve been wanting to try these! I love a good salad but like you I don’t like to take the time to make them, lol!
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  14. Looks yummy! And I’m with you on the yogurt and cereal thing. It’s healthy right? :-)
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  15. How fun! I haven’t seen these before – I’ll have to check them out!
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  16. These look fantastic!
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  17. i love salads.. does it come with that lettuce? That is the only thing I would change. :) Looks yummy though.
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