Do you have empty mason jars lying around at home?
Clueless on what to do with them? Put them to use by making mason jar salads.
Looks a little odd and your salad maybe underdressed or soggy or even messy but hear us out.
Best part about this little guy is that you can make a bunch of them at one go and it’ll stay fresh the entire week.
A perfect go-to snack for someone who has an on-the-go lifestyle.
With a few simple steps, your salad will look and taste sublime. Not to mention eating healthy!
The key to a mason jar salad is layering.
Step 1: Start off with the dressing of your choice. You can go from a simple vinaigrette to a chipotle dressing. Anything that you’re in the mood for.
Step 2: Add your base layer that would not soak up all your dressing. Try chick peas, sauted red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, carrots or pretty much anything that’s whole and solid.
Step 3: Continue layering your go-to snack with more healthy ingredients. Remember to pack the latter lightly otherwise it’s going to be a mess when you eat it. Plus, it’ll make your salad last longer.
Step 4: Top it off with any choice of greens or cheese. Feta goes well with pretty much every salad. But you can experiment on your own. Adding greens at the top will keep your salad from getting dry. Nuts are also an option.
Pop on the lid and you’re good to go. Slide it in your chiller and you’re all set for the week. Side note; it’s totally fine if you want to add some protein in your jar. But make sure the jar with protein is consumed as soon as possible as you don’t want your greens to get soggy and wilt.
When you’re ready to have your salad, pour it in a bowl and lightly toss your salad and incorporate all the ingredients. Don’t be afraid to try new recipes and even make one up of your own. Bon appetit!
Article Written by Dang Sari Nasir