Don’t you just love Pinterest?!! These single serving jar salads are all over my favorite eye candy site. Not only are they really cute, but they stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to five to six days. I do not put dressing on the bottom of mine, so they last longer and stay crisp. If you are serving them right away, it’s fine to add dressing to the bottom of the jar before you start layering your salad ingredients. You can make these however you like, but the ingredients here will keep nicely and you’ll have lunch for the whole week. Saving time rocks! Oh and serving things in cute jars is great, too.
If you need a few tasty dressing ideas, here are a few of my favorites….
Ingredients (Layer from the bottom in this order):
Sweet or red onion, finely chopped
Carrots, finely chopped
Green peppers, finely chopped
Cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
Fresh Spinach leaves, chopped
Iceberg lettuce, chopped
sweet cherry tomatoes, keep whole
You can get really creative with ingredients for this layered jar salad. I wouldn’t recommend adding things that go brown or soften quickly, like avocado, chopped tomatoes, etc. You can always add those things when you are ready to dive in and eat. Enjoy!