I have an obsession with my jars. I have been collecting jars and using them for leftovers or making things specifically to store in jars. One of my fave things on Pinterest lately are the salads in a jar! So gorgeous. And seems so revolutionary in salad storage! Call me a dork but I shied away from packing salads over the years because I packed my salad dressing and protein in separate containers making my salad heavier than a salad should be… so I stopped.
And while eating clean, a hearty healthy salad (in a jar) had to happen. But then as I was filling my jar, I realized that all the extras would take away from all the crispy crunchy lettuce leaves in the salad. And leaving that out is stupid.
I’m pretty sure I am not the first person to think of out the jar here and assemble the salad the same way, just in a bigger vessel. But why have I been so ignorant? How did I not know how to do this?
I made 4 salads. Two for me, two for BR. Two days of lunch. Boom.
From memory, I assembled our bomb ass salads:
8 cups of romaine lettuce
2 cans of solid albacore tuna in water, drained
1 large tomato
2 hardboiled eggs
2 cups of green beans
2 small baked potatoes
1/2 cup honey mustard vinaigrette (not the traditional one used in nicoise salads but this is our fave)
To assemble one salad “jar”:
layer One: 2 Tbsp honey Mustard Dressing
Layer Two: 1/2 cup green beans
Layer Three: 1/4 of tomato
Layer Four: 1/2 hard boiled egg, sliced
Layer Five: 1/2 baked potato, roughly chopped
Layer Six: Half a can of tuna
Layer Seven: 2 cups of lettuce
When you are ready to eat, turn it upside down for a few minutes to let the dressing trickle down through the entire salad. This salad is hearty, filling, and delicious.
I am really excited to be jumping back on the salad bandwagon… now? I just need to find the perfect jar for it.