As I have mentioned many times, I love to cook. I just don’t love to cook EVERY night. The same thing goes for lunches. I have always seen mason jar salads as a favorite post on Pinterest- probably because they are so colorful and eye catching- but I hadn’t tried them myself until just recently.
The basic idea when packing salads in jars is to start with the heaviest and most non-absorbent ingredients with the dressing on the bottom of the jar and work your way up through the lighter ingredients until you end up with the salad greens themselves. As long as your jar doesn’t accidentally tip over you in your bag, the delicate greens will be well-protected from the dressing until you’re ready to eat. When you’re ready to eat your salad, just unscrew the cap and shake it into a bowl. Everything gets pretty compacted in the jar, so some vigorous shaking may be needed! This shaking also helps to toss the salad ingredients with the dressing. Once the salad is in the bowl, you can toss it some more with your fork to make sure everything is evenly coated.
Have you made your own mason jar salads? What fixings are your favorites?