Do you love to eat salads and take them to work, but are always put off by how messy they are to prepare, and how quickly they go off?
Well ladies you need to get on the latest salad trend .. SALAD JARS!
Salad Jars are a quick, easy, economical and keep your salad fresh for longer.
I made my first Salad Jar a week ago and not going to lie was pretty skeptical on the whole thing, not to mention trying to figure out if it would actually come out of the jar easily or not!
Well my dears, they do & to prove I’m actually including a couple of my personal pics from trying it – they don’t look as fancy as the other ones, personally I’m just happy I didn’t manage to cut myself when making it! #itsthelittlethings
Now after doing a bit more research a variety of sources claim that you can make two or three salad jars in advance and they stay fresh, so how easy does that make your meal prep! Having said that, if you’d prefer not to put dressing in your salad jars will keep even longer. An alternative for you salad dressing fans you can always bring it along in a smaller jar and pour into the salad jar before eating.
So how it works…
The general rule of thumb to follow when making your SALAD JARS is…
1) Put your more liquefied ingredients at the bottom, i.e. the dressing.
2) As the next layer will be submerged in the dressing, so choose ingredients like carrot, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, tomatoes, capsicum, chickpeas – ingredients that wont’t go soggy from the dressing.
3) The next layers in your ‘leafs’ – spinach, lettuce, arugula etc
4) If you are a feta cheese or avocado fan but these on top.
It also makes a great lunch idea for if you are meeting friends at a local park or something!
So what salad combos have you come up with? I want to know, lets get fancy!!
Thanks for reading!