Shake up the ordinary bed of greens with the latest trend in make-ahead meals — jar salads! Eating a salad a day is an effortless way to knock out several veggie servings all in one meal. Follow these tips to build a jar salad from the bottom up that will remain fresh and delicious for up to four days.
How to Build a Jar Salad
START with a layer of your favorite salad dressing. Choose an oil- and vinegar-based dressing or make your own vinaigrette using the ratio of three parts oil to 1 part vinegar, along with fresh herbs, Dijon mustard, shallots and salt-free seasonings.
Shake It Up!
When ready to eat, just shake it up to disperse the dressing, grab a fork and dig in!
Tips & Tricks
When using delicate or aromatic ingredients like avocados, hard-boiled eggs or tuna, add them the day that you plan to eat the salad.
Make this delicious Balsamic Rotini Salad In A Jar to get started. Happy salad-making!