ALDI Delivered – an exclusive look!

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    ALDI is amazing - and ALDI Delivered is SO COOL - you have to check this out!

    You know I am a huge fan of shopping at ALDI, so I was really excited when my favorite budget-friendly grocery store, sent me an ALDI Delivered box.

    So I was really excited when my favorite budget-friendly grocery store, ALDI, sent me an ALDI Delivered box.

    (PS – If you LOVE ALDI, check out my ALDI meal plans!)

    ALDI Delivered Box

    The box was delivered to my door and had a whole bunch of non-perishable ingredients in it, along with recipe cards, a shopping list for the fresh foods (meats, fruits, vegetables), ALDI gift certificates that will pay for the food at the store and even a quarter for your cart!

    The box was packed so well. It wasn’t just a whole bunch of ingredients tossed in a box. Instead, I was greeted with a message on top, my quarter, and a couple bags to go shopping with.

    Collage of ALDI Delivered

    I liked being able to go in store and pick out my own produce… If you haven’t tried ALDI’s meats and produce before, or you’ve been afraid to, I suggest you give them a try.

    Their fresh meats are the same or better quality as my other grocery store in town, and their produce is actually better. Sure, they don’t have quite the selection, but I can get 98%+ of what I need at ALDI.

    Here’s a picture of all of the products that came in the box:

    Contents of box

    So not only did I get a bunch of ingredients that I would use in the recipes, I also got coffee and some awesome snacks! Since I eat gluten-free, it was a nice surprise to get a bag of their liveGfree® Gluten-Free Multiseed Snack Crackers – they’re a regular on my shopping list anyway. It’s like they read my mind 🙂

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    There are a few details about the box that I really appreciate. First, the shopping list is very organized and detailed. It provided me a list of the stuff I received in the box, and separated it by items that would be used in recipes and items that I could start snacking on. And for the spices, it told me exactly how much of each I would be using.

    The ALDI shopping list is also really organized. It is set up by category so that going through the store will be a breeze. In addition, since ALDI doesn’t carry everything, there is a separate section showing you which products you might need to pick up at a different store.

    It’s definitely very well thought-out.

    The next thing I want to show you is the recipes they sent. They’re like REALLY awesome – from their own Test Kitchen. I tried them all, but I want to show you my favorite one. The Garden Bean Salad is good… like, ridiculously good.

    Garden Bean Salad

    It’s a mix of kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and black beans and other vegetables mixed with lime juice and this AMAZING SimplyNature® Organic Asian Ginger Dressing. I’ll definitely be using this dressing in many other salads as well :).

    Instructions? Well, basically just toss all the ingredients together in a big bowl. And this is one of those salads that might actually be better the second day. Hold the avocado and put it in the fridge.

    Bean Salad Aldi Pin

    Here’s the recipe:

    Garden Bean Salad
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    Serves: 4-6
     
    Recipe courtesy of ALDI Test Kitchen - and you will LOVE it!
    Ingredients
    • 15.5 can Dakota's Pride Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
    • 15.5 can Dakota's Pride Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
    • 15.5 can Dakota's Pride Black Beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
    • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
    • 1 cup diced seedless cucumber
    • 1 avocado, pitted and diced
    • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
    • 1/2 cup SimplyNature(r) Organic Asian Ginger Dressing
    • 1 cup SimplyNature(r) Organic Baby Spinach
    • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
    • 1 Tbsp lime juice
    • 1/2 tsp ground Stonemill Essentials Sea Salt Grinder
    • 1/2 tsp ground Stonemill Essentials Peppercorn Grinder
    Instructions
    1. Add all ingredients in a large bowl.
    2. Toss to combine.
    3. TIP - Salad can be made a day in advance. Wait to add the avocado until ready to serve.

    Editor’s Note: To clarify, this is not a new delivery service. ALDI sent me this box as a fun way to sample and review products and recipes.

    To stay up to date, make sure that you check out ALDI on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more recipe inspiration!

     

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