A Make Ahead Salad and another use for a Mason Jar
Mason Jars have become a hot trend lately, but for good reason. They are so versatile and can be used for drinks, food storage, bulk purchase storage, snack cups and so much more. Plus, they are reusable and cost effective.
These salads are amazing. They last for about 5 days in the fridge and can be grabbed easily and thrown into your lunch bag for the day. Did I mention they are filling too?
They can be made with any ingredients, they key is just to assemble the ingredients in the right order. Another thing I love about this salad is because you can do all of the chopping, cooking and prep in one sitting and be can be prepared for the week in meals.
Here is how you assemble the salads (it’s in reverse order of how you would normally make a salad, that way it stays fresh):
- On the bottom of the jar put the dressing
- Put the hearty parts of the salad in next: Meat, Cucumbers, Carrots, Beans, Peppers, Onions, Broccoli Slaw, Bacon
- Add the Lighter parts of the salad: Quinoa, Nuts, Seeds, Onions, Sprouts, Mushrooms, Peas, Berries, Cheese or Tomatoes
- Top the salad off with your choice of greens (spinach, lettuce, kale, or spring greens)
Leave a little room at the top so you have room to shake up the whole salad.
Use your imagination and have fun making salads.
P.S. Don’t forget a fork!