Review of new Kraft Sizzling Salads and Pure Kraft Refrigerated Dressings

image “Canadian eating habits are changing and consumers are looking for innovative salad solutions and flavours,” said Leisha Roche, Senior Brand Manager, Kraft Canada.  “As Canada’s leader in salad dressings and the makers of many of Canada’s favourites, Kraft has now taken innovation to the next level and combined the ultimate in quality ingredients with convenience to give Canadians even more reason to love their greens.”  

Kraft Greek Chicken Sizzling Salads kit pairs Lemon Oregano Cooking Sauce with Mediterranean Feta Dressing

My wife and I tried the Greek Chicken Salad set and we typically use extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar in our salads and don’t use any prepared dressings. We find them loaded in extra sodium and fat and not fresh.

This was nice as a marinade but we didn’t like this as a dressing. The lemon oregano was great on protein and on our large BBQ prawns.

Here are some recipes that are recommended to use with these kits:

Greek Chicken Sizzling Salads

Your browser may not support display of this image.Makes: 2 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each. 

Kraft Greek Chicken Sizzling Salads kit pairs Lemon Oregano Cooking Sauce with Mediterranean Feta Dressing

What You Need!

½ lb. (225 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

½ tsp. oil

¼ cup Kraft Sizzling Salads Lemon Oregano Cooking Sauce

4 cups torn romaine lettuce

1 tomato, chopped

1 cup chopped English cucumbers

¼ cup sliced red onions

¼ cup pitted black olives

¼ cup Kraft Feta with Oregano, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Cracked Peppercorns Cheese

¼ cup Kraft Sizzling Salads Mediterranean Feta Dressing

Make It!

COOK and stir chicken in hot oil in medium skillet on medium-high heat 6 to 7 min. or until done.

ADD cooking sauce; cook and stir on low heat 30 sec. to 1 min. or until chicken is evenly coated.

COMBINE remaining ingredients; place on 2 plates. Top with chicken.

Delicious Additions:

Add chopped yellow peppers for extra flavour and colour.

Substitute 1/2 lb./225 g boneless pork chops for the chicken.

Southwest Chicken Sizzling Salads

Makes: 2 servings, 3 cups (750 mL) each.

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Additionally, Kraft is making a bold move into the fresh produce department with a new line of six premium, pure Kraft Refrigerated Dressings, available in Asiago Caesar; Calorie-Wise Asiago Caesar; Raspberry Poppyseed; Barbeque Ranch; Creamy Balsamic and Greek Feta (SRP $3.99).
These unique flavours are packed with fine ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, Asiago cheese and aged balsamic vinegars, with no artificial flavours, artificial colours or preservatives.

My wife and I tried the Raspberry Poppyseed and although the price seems high, the dressings seem targeted to busy consumers and families. My wife and I liked the combination but the barbeque ranch flavour did not appeal to us.

We are pleased to see a major manufacturer removing the artificial flavours from its products but there is still more progress needed.

Profile imageAuthor: Steven Zussino on May 24th, 2010. Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog, CanadianPersonalFinance.com.

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