I've officially succumbed to the salad in a jar craze that's been sweeping
the nation Pinterest. It's just a quick and easy way to throw a salad together and know that your dressing won't get your lettuce soggy after sitting all day. I usually make mine the night before, and as you can see, don't discriminate when it comes to jars. Some people use real mason jars or canning jars - but I've used pickle jars (for big salads), salsa jars (for smaller salads) and even a JIF peanut butter plastic jar.
My favorite salad 'recipe' is generally something like...
- Dressing: Balsamic/honey/lemon or poppyseed dressing
- Fruit/Veggies: Some combination of strawberries and blueberries, apples, celery or red cabbage
- Meat: Turkey or ham
- Cheese: Feta
- Greens: Spinach / spring greens mix
- Topped off with Croutons or Crackers
And to be honest - it fills me up! Even when I brought the 'small' salad in the salsa jar. Try it! A quick, easy meal to prepare and probably more healthy than that microwave Lean Cuisine.