I typically bring salads to school, and they take me forever each night to prepare. I found this idea on Pinterest long ago, but never bothered to make them. Then the other day I decided to give it a try.
Wow! This first one I made was incredible!
I made it like an Italian Anti-Pasta Salad. I used a Pint Sized Mason Jar that I had around the house.
I layered them in this order:
Paul Newman's Own Oil and Vinegar Dressing- MUST go in first!
Salami and Black Forest Ham
Pepper Jack Cheese
Romaine Hearts Lettuce- LAST
I brought it to school and all I did was shake the jar and pour it into a bowl. It was so good and so much! I read to use Quart Sized Mason Jars but I used a PINT Size and I could not finish it all!
Today I went to Hobby Lobby and found the Wide Mouthed Pint Sized Mason Jars. I came home and put these salads together:
Breakfast in a Jar Salad:
Hard Boiled Egg
Romaine Hearts Lettuce
Unsalted Roasted Sunflower Seeds
And then the next one:
" Mixed Review"
Romaine Hearts Lettuce
* The only "Processed" foods I eat are Salad Dressings. For this one I wanted to use my Marie's Peppercorn Asiago dressing but I noticed my jar said expires on 1-17-14 so I threw it out. I then used some bottled Hidden Valley Ranch instead ( yuck) and "built" my salads. After putting them together I noticed that bottle said expires 1-3-14. Bummer, if I am going to eat expired dressing, I would at least prefer the other one! I REALLY need to make my own dressing! I count my "carbs" as I layer my jar.
I hope you enjoy. I do not know where the original idea came from or I would link it. Remember to put the salad dressing first and lettuce last and just shake before serving. Also, I did not use a Quart Jar as suggested in everything I read, but I used a Pint sized Jar.
This is one of my favorite "regular salads:
My Favorite Salad: Romaine Hearts, Avocado, Bacon, Feta Cheese and Grape Tomatoes with Paul Newman's Own Oil and Vinegar- YUM!
Close up of the Italian one and the Buffalo Chicken Salads
NOTE- the one with bacon and eggs did not turn out well. Off to make the Buffalo Salads and the Antipasta ones for this upcoming week.
Edit- adding some more on 4/27/14 These are Chicken Caesar Salads and more Antipasta Salads. I have also made Greek Salads. The Chicken Ceasar, have Marie's Caesar Salad Dressing and then black olives, grape tomatoes, feta cheese and grilled chicken.