Time-Saving Salad-in-a-Jar Recipe

BY Lauren Salerno · September 9, 2015

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School is back! And because we know this means less time to prepare healthy meals at home, we created a video to show you how to make a salad in a jar. It’s quick, easy and you can make multiple days’ worth of salads all at the same time.

There’s really only one rule when it comes to making a salad in a jar—the dressing should always be on the bottom. This keeps it as far away from the greens as possible, making sure your salad remains crisp and fresh. After the dressing, you want to add heartier items like cucumber, beans, peppers, carrots, tofu—any ingredients that that won’t absorb the dressing. Pack the ingredients in tightly so they don’t shift when you bring them to the office. Next, add your lighter ingredients like grains, quinoa, tomatoes, sprouts, nuts, seeds and fruit. Top it all off with your greens: kale, spinach, arugula—whatever you like. And when you’re ready to eat, just shake it up and toss on a plate!

Here’s what you’ll need for a quart-size container:

2 tablespoons of dressing
2/3 cup of cucumbers
2/3 cup of carrots
2/3 cup of bell peppers
1/3 cup of garbanzo beans
1/2 cup of quinoa
1/2 cup of tomatoes
1/3 cup of sprouts
1/8 cup of sliced almonds
1 cup of mixed greens

READERS—Have you tried making a salad in a jar? Comment and share your favorite recipes.

Lauren Salerno

Lauren is a content creator, beauty and fashion fanatic and DermStore’s video producer. After interning at WWD Beauty Biz when she was at New York University, Lauren knew she wanted to be in the beauty world—and she hasn’t looked back ... Read More >