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Meijer Adds Protein-Based Salads, Mayo-Free Slaw to Deli Case

New offerings include on-trend flavors such as Nashville Hot Chicken and Korean BBQ
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Meijer is adding five fresh, protein-based salads to its deli case in all stores across its six-state footprint.

The move was inspired by recent flavor trends, according to Meijer officials, and the Meijer test kitchen chefs created the protein-based salads to make summertime meal prep and entertaining easier and more convenient. 

The new salads include: 

  • Nashville Hot Chicken Salad: A combination of rich buttermilk, dried chilies and spices. The flavor is typically sold in fried chicken form and served with a pickle, but this salad version includes shredded rotisserie-style chicken, spicy dried chili, sweet pickle relish and tangy buttermilk. 
  • Korean BBQ Chicken Salad: Korean BBQ is a sweet-and-spicy sauce composed of fermented chilies, honey, ginger, soy and toasted sesame oil. Drawing on these flavors, the salad includes shredded rotisserie-style chicken, Asian BBQ flavors, red bell pepper, sweet mango, green onion and toasted sesame seeds. 
  • Lemon Dill Tuna Salad: As an alternative to chicken, this non-mayo-based salad uses albacore tuna combined with fresh herbs and a light lemon vinaigrette. 

Meijer is also rolling out two new vegetarian salads that can work as a Meatless Monday dinner option:

  • Brussels Sprout and Broccoli Slaw Salad: Forgoing the mayonnaise base of slaws, this crispy slaw includes fresh-shaved Brussels sprouts and broccoli, sweet apple chunks, shaved Parmesan cheese, crunchy walnuts and sweet-and-smoky vinaigrette. 
  • Asian Slaw: This kale-based slaw is a mix of sweet red bell peppers, crunchy almonds, cilantro and sweet onion vinaigrette. 



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