Easy Salad in a Jar
I remember my mother telling me to watch what I eat when I was in college and warning me that the 30’s would pack on the pounds. I didn’t listen and even laughed at her advice when I hit 30 and still could eat whatever I wanted. However, when 32 rolled around it was all over. Now I can look at a piece of cake and gain weight.
I love eating salads, but really when I’m hungry I’d rather have something quick and easy then taking the time to assemble a salad. I had seen a lot of Mason Jar Salads going around on the internet and decided to give it a try. My inspiration was this Strawberry, Blueberry, and Spinach Salad.
The strawberries aren’t really in season for us in the north so I decided to make a few changes. When making the salad I started at the bottom with the balsamic vinaigrette. Next I layered mushrooms, then blueberries, and grilled chicken. I topped that with almonds and goat cheese. Then I just filled the remaining part of the jar with spinach.
It was actually easy to make the salads all at once. Storage was even easier in my tiny fridge. When I was ready to eat my salad I just poured it onto the plate. I did have to use a fork to scoop some of it out but it’s pretty easy 🙂
Everything tasted fresh and I loved the way the salad dressing comes out on top of the salad. I really think this is a great idea and something I’ll be doing a lot more of! It’s not only easy to store, but you can grab it in go. I love opening my fridge to see these beautiful tasty jars!
What are some of your resolutions? What are your favorite salad recipes? I’d love to try them!