It took me a while to get on the mason jar salad train...maybe because they are trendy and I'm not? ! ha!
Turns out I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Super easy, practical and delicious way to up your meal prep game.
Choose any combination of ingredients, and layer in a quart size, wide mouth jar. You can pick up a case of these bad boys for under $12 and use them over and over again.
The possibilities are literally endless here. Jars can be as simple or crazy as you like, and can be made up to 5 days ahead of time.
Check out the general method to the madness below, followed by one of my favorite recipes!
Layer, from the bottom up:
3 Tbsp dressing
Pack in the greens.
Optional add ins: Nuts, seeds, cheese
*I recommend having animal protein prepared, but on the side. Think chicken, beef, HB eggs. Plant based proteins (legumes, beans, etc) are fine to pack right into the jar!.
Give this Greek variation a go. It does not disappoint! First, make the dressing. Then, layer Ingredients listed in order of appearance — from the bottom >> up!
What You’ll Need:
For the dressing:
1/4 c red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, smashed
For the salad:
2 cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed
½ red onion, sliced
¾ cup-ish kalamata olives, halved
1 large English cucumber, quartered
1 pint cherry tomato
2 heads lettuce, any variety #easybutton 2 bags salad greens
6 ounce-ish feta cheese, crumbled
Measure 3 Tbsp dressing into 5 jars. Divide salad ingredients equally into each jar, in order of appearance above. Dump into a bowl just before diving in, or give it a good shake and take your fork right to the jar.
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