Why have food when you can have "superfoods?" Yes, Trader Joe's Salmon and Vegetable Croquettes have all the buzzwords for super foods: Salmon, edamame, chia seeds, kale and broccoli. But...
The Pros: Tasty, healthy option with lots of "superfoods." Expect even ratio of salmon to veggies.
The Cons: Only 4 come in a package. If you are expecting it to be salmon heavy you are wrong. Small croquettes, I polished off all 4 in a sitting. Sorry not sorry.
The Verdict: Delicious. Would buy again. You'll also want to make sure you have a lemon to squeeze on this. This dish calls out for an acid.
Here is the visual rundown of what you can expect if you buy this product.
The nutritional information, ingredients, and how to prepare:
Out of the box:
After the toaster oven:
Plated with a salad:
For $4.99 it's a good, but not great value. I would have never thought that edamame and salmon (or kale or broccoli for that matter) would go together cohesively in a nice little cake. It added a much welcomed texture to the cake, an unexpected crunch that was refreshing. The chia seeds you won't even notice as they are more of a binding ingredient than anything else. The kale and broccoli were presented but not overwhelming, which is a good thing. Would I buy this again? Certainly, but I'll have to get a few. I literally ate all 4 with my salad. Again, keep a lemon handy, you'll appreciate the bit of extra acid.
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