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4 Ingredient Trader Joe’s Meal Prep Salad


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This 4 ingredient Trader Joe’s meal prep salad is SO easy to make!  Low carb, gluten free, & keto friendly, these hearty burger salads are quick and have a bold delicious flavor.

This Meal Prep Salad Is:

  • Filling
  • Spicy
  • Hearty
  • Made with 4 Ingredients
  • Easy to meal prep for a week’s worth of lunches

I am a huge Trader Joe’s fan!  I try to do a monthly run and stock up on delicious and easy-to-cook meals like this one!  For this recipe I used their Chicken Chili Lime Burgers, but if you want a vegetarian option grab a pack of meatless burgers and get ready to prep.

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What In This Trader Joe’s Meal Prep Salad?

Be sure to visit the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Organic Spinach: as the base salad layer
  • Chicken Chili Lime Burgers: which are super delish in this southwest-style salad.  You can swap out any burger through, if you are vegan or vegetarian.
  • Organic Sour Cream: because #yum and the fat cuts the spice from the salsa
  • Salsa Especial: You can find this one in the refrigerated section at your Tray Jay’s… if you can’t find it, just swap it out with another salsa.  This one is my fav though, as its slightly spicy!

This was one of my go-to dinners when I was just out of grad school.  I loved coming home from a long day and cooking up something quick, easy, and delicious!  And 4-ingredient meal prep… yes please! This meal comes together in about 20 minutes whether you make 1 or 4 salads!  I love prepping these on the weekend, and enjoying during the week for lunch at work.

This also makes a delish summer dinner, a warm burger on top of a cool salad is a great meal to sit down to when its hot out.

The combination of the burger, salsa, and sour cream is great in this dish.  The salsa and sour cream combine to make a spicy and tangy dressing for the spinach.

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What Should I Serve with These Meal Prep Salads?

BEST Taco Tuesday Guacamole would be awesome on top!

No Soak Instant Pot Pinto Beans (Vegan, GF, Pantry Staple, Low Sodium)

Garlic Lover’s Baked Garlic Bread (Vegan, Gluten Free Option)

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad  (Raw Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)

Quick Pickled Vegetables

Inexpensive Meal Prep Options

If you are looking for a quick and delicious dinner or lunch with 4 ingredients to meal prep – look no further!  This is definitely in my normal lunch rotation. 

Easy, hearty, quick to prep, and delicious!  At about $2.50 per meal, also super cost effective!

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Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is naturally gluten free!
  • If you want a vegan or vegetarian version, just swap out the chicken burgers for your plant-based patty of choice!  And use a dairy free sour cream.

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Trader Joe’s Southwest Salad Meal Prep

This 4 ingredient Trader Joe’s meal prep recipe is SO easy to make!  Low carb and keto friendly, these hearty burger salads are quick and have a bold delicious flavor.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Southwest
Servings 4
Calories 285 kcal


  • 4 Trader Joes Chicken Chili Lime Burgers or Veggie Burger for a meatless option
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 4 Tablespoons Trader Joe’s Salsa Authentica
  • 4 Tablespoons sour cream


  • Cook the Chicken Chili Lime Burgers according to package instructions
  • Divide the spinach into 4 containers, putting 1 cup into each container
  • Top the spinach with the cooked Chili Lime Burgers
  • Add a tablespoon of Salsa Authentica and a tablespoon of sour cream to the top of the burger… and enjoy!


Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 147mgPotassium: 233mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2965IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
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