Salad in A Jar
Saturday, August 10, 2013
I know! It sounds like one of those things that's too good to be true. Who'd have thought? I had heard about this when a friend from the BLC team Azure Destinations came to visit the team I am on, the Ivory Falcons. This friend told everyone about how someone else made salads like this all the time, and provided a link. I took a look at it. I was curious. We've all had that horrible experience of going to get a bag of salad only to find that it has rotted. Ick.
So I got my jars out. I used quart sized Mason jars. Most grocery or hardware stores sell them by the case. Sometimes you can find them at house sales or flea markets. Washed them out and dried them.
Then I thought about what I was going to put in them. I love a crunchy salad! I want to feel as if I am eating something of substance! I put in:
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 cup shredded red cabbage
8 baby carrots, sliced
2 large radishes, sliced
1 mini cucumber with peel, sliced
1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
The jar was packed full of yumminess!!
Now, supposedly, these salads were to last a whole week. I initially made 5 of them. And you know what? They were as fresh at the end of the week as they were when I first made them!! I do not put salad dressing in the jar. Once I dump the salad into a bowl, then I add the dressing and whatever else I may want . I liked only having to do all of the prep work ONCE. I liked being able to reach into my refrigerator and grab a salad already to eat without a lot of fuss. This is going to come in really handy once school starts back up!! I liked it SO much....I made more of them for next week!!
These are wide mouth quart jars. That makes it easier to get things in, and get things out!!