Foodie Friday Recipe: Salad In A Jar

Spring is the perfect time for a fresh, crunchy, light, green salad, and this simple “salad in a jar” is a great way to bring along a healthy salad for lunch to work or school.

This is one of those things that’s so simple it can hardly be considered a recipe, but more of a guideline for making up your own!

By combining your choice of salad greens, vegetables, and dressing ingredients together in one jar, you get a simple, healthy, delicious, and portable lunch – without all the fuss and muss or potentially unsafe plastic containers.

Below are basic instructions from Mother Earth News to get you started, but feel free to make it your own by adding your own toppings – including meat or fish, cheese, nuts, seeds, or herbs of your choice.

Salad In A Jar

Step 1:

Start by adding your favorite dressing to the bottom of the jar. For example:

• 2 tsp olive oil
• 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
• Scant 1/8 tsp of each: pink Himalayan sea salt, garlic powder, dried basil and oregano…

Step 2:

Next add your favorite salad veggies, such as red cabbage, red pepper, cucumbers, olives — include whatever veggies you love and have on hand.

Step 3:

Fill with greens, sprouts, chopped fresh herbs. Sprinkle with hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, etc. if desired.

Step 4:

When you’re ready for lunch, simply turn the jar over and let the dressing seep downwards.  Shake and either eat right from the jar, or pour into a bowl. Enjoy!

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Image Source: Mother Earth News