So I when I saw this post on Pinterest on how to make Mason Jar Salads, I was transfixed.
It's a great tutorial. After reading it I wanted to try this with all the single minded demanding of Veruca Salt. I wanted salads in jars and I wanted it now.
So I bought five mason jars, washed them, bought a bunch of veg and started filling...
The first couple jars I filled with balsamic vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, fresh basil, cucumber and lettuce.The dressing sits on the bottom of the jar until you are ready to eat, keeping the salad crisp. Then you can either shake the jar up and dig in or tip it into a bowl.
I filled two more jars with poppyseed dressing, grated carrot, red bell pepper, green peas, and lettuce.
So thank you for the tutorial, Karen at My Not So Simple Life. Here they are, lined up like little happy greenhouses in the fridge. Next I want to try a cilantro dressing with chickpeas and roasted bell peppers. I was going to do a couple of bacon and spinach salads but someone ate all the bacon that I baked this morning. (Gives the Boy the stinkeye.)
Oh well, next time...
What salad combinations would you suggest?
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