Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Salad in a Jar

This is one of the greatest ideas for those of us who get too busy to think about what to eat for lunch!  It doesn't take much more than a half hour to chop some veggies and assemble these for a whole week's worth of lunches!!  It's definitely worth the time spent and they look beautiful all stacked up in your refrigerator! 

Salad in a Jar
(Endless combinations, but here is a basic recipe)
Start with the bottom of the jar:
Salad Dressing (about 3-4 Tbls.)
1/2 c. beans (I did Garbanzo in mine)
½ c. cooked grain (quinoa, rice, barley, etc..)
Chopped cucumbers
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped carrots
Romaine lettuce
Baby spring greens

Assemble all ingredients in layers.  Make sure your salad is nice and dry.
Once the jar is full, make sure to screw the lid on tight!  If you do it tight enough it should last 5-7 days. If you don't like grains and beans, you could add some chopped chicken or turkey for some protein.   If you have a FoodSaver lid attachment you can even suction the lid to the base and it will stay fresher longer!  When you are ready to eat, just shake your jar vigorously, and pour into a bowl.

The combinations are endless, so play with it and have fun!!