Since I have been on the 17 Day Diet, I have been eating allot of salads. I saw this idea on pinterest and though it would be a great way to store salads and have them ready ahead of time. So when I am tempted to eat something else that is quick and easy - I can grab on theses. I will be making a bunch of these this weekend.
Mason Jar Salads
Here are a few tips:
1. Dressing on the bottom, lettuce on the top. If the two are touching the lettuce will turn to slime.
2. So, dressing goes in first. On top of your dressing, use a rather "hearty" vegetable, such as shredded cabbage, pea pods, or julienne carrot matchsticks. They can withstand the acidity of the dressing, and actually get better!
3. Pack it in. Use a nice variety of colorful vegetables! Make it fun and involve the kids.
Here are some of our recipes:
Poppyseed: Layer, in this order:
Asian: Layer, in this order:
-light asian ginger dressing
-toasted sesame seeds
Seafood: Layer, in this order:
(I make a light dressing with light mayo, skim milk, s and p, and parmesan
-cherry tomatoes (halved)
-drained canned crab / drained canned salad shrimp
Caesar: Layer, in this order:
-light Caesar dressing
-diced grilled chicken
(add croutons later) ...they get mooshy in the jar.
We also made rainbow fruit salads....layered in this order:
Now, don't forget to label the lids! We use a Sharpie. The Sharpie ink can be removed easily with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for your next use.
Recipe From: mypinsmypinterest.blogspot.ca
Romaine Mandarin Salad
1 large head Romaine, torn into bite sized pieces
1 cup celery, chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves
2 green onions, sliced
1 can (284ml) good quality mandarin oranges, drained well (discard the liquid)