Menu Monday: Spring Salad in a Jar
Menu Monday has become the highlight of my day. Sharing some of my favourite recipes with my friends; yes I consider you guys friends, makes me happy. I get to try and test out recipes from Pinterest and put my little spin on things. One of my blogger friends Laurina from Brightly Black diplomatically complained about my bread meals so I decided to make something different this week just for her…
Mason jars were normally just for jams and storage before the rise of social media and Pinterest. Now you can do anything with them, including making pretty salads for your heart’s delight. Being busy puts a strain on not just your mind but your body too. Eating healthy helps you combat that, it helps you, help your body. Menu Monday is about making sure you guys stay on the right track with your health and the way you eat. Today’s Menu Monday recipe is going to be a Spring Salad in a Jar that you can make for yourself or your family if you have one.
The Spring Salad in a Jar is my version of an Italian Dressing salad. Calling it that just seemed boring and since we are in Spring it only seemed right. Grab a notepad or your phone and let’s dive into the prep for this delicious Spring Salad in a Jar.
Spring Salad in a Jar Recipe
The idea is to share simple and easy to make recipes and last week I told you the Egg Salad Pita would take you as much time as is would to boil eggs. Well the same goes for this, you won’t be boiling anything but this salad will take you as much time as it does to cut up your vegetables.
All you will need for the Spring Salad in a Jar is tomato, cucumber, bell peppers, feta, lettuce, tuna, avocado and your Italian dressing. An Italian salad dressing is so easy to make and you probably have some of the ingredients in the fridge so no need to fret. You’ll need garlic salt, onion powder, sugar, oregano, pepper, thyme, basil, parsley. Then whisk together 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons of the dry ingredients. You can add a little bit of honey for a little sweetness (at least that’s how I like my salads), with a little sweetness.
All you have left to do stack your ingredients in the jar and pack it away for lunch or supper. They are in my opinion the best way to pack a salad for your on-the-go lunch! The lettuce never gets soggy, and they last for 4-5 days in the refrigerator! All you have to do is simply pour the contents into a bowl and devour. Remember to start with the ingredients you do no mind sitting in dressing and soaking it up and then add your dry ingredients like your feta, lettuce, and tuna to the top of the bowl
I hope you enjoy this salad and please do not forget to tag me on any social media platform is you decide to try it out….
Have a great Monday.