TROPICAL MASON JAR SALAD
10 min Prep, 10 min Cook
Due to how compact and handy mason jar salads are I truly think they are here to stay and not just another health fad. Essentially a mason jar salad is simply a traditional salad crammed into a glass jar with the lid screwed on. The general rule of thumb is to add your choice of dressing at the bottom the jar and then create layers, starting with the heavy, least absorbent ingredients towards the lower half of the jar and the lighter leafy ingredients at the very top.
The reason why the lighter ingredients i.e spinach, kale, lettuce and so fourth are added at the top is to prevent them from soaking up the dressing and to retain their crisp texture until it’s time to serve. Of course keeping the jar upright helps especially if you are carrying this to work or out and about.
You can also eat the salad directly from the jar using a fork, just make sure to shake everything before consumption.
This mason jar recipe is very simple to make and incredibly tasty too. I used a ginger lime dressing to form the base and added layers of pineapple, bell peppers, cucumbers, red kidney beans and lettuce. You can add more fruit or veg if you wish. The jar should be tightly packed to ensure a suffice amount of salad is packed away.
Why not make in bulk, save time and the jars can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.
- For the salad:
- For the ginger lime dressing:
Start by blitzing the ingredients for the ginger lime dressing in a blender.
Pour an equal quantity into both mason jar.
Proceed to form tights layers starting with the pineapple, then bell peppers, cucumbers, kidney beans and finally top with lettuce.
Screw the lid on and serve by either shaking the jar and eating directly from it or pouring everything into a bowl.
NOTES: Can be stored in a refrigerator for several days
Serving Size 343.7 g
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 330.7 cals||17%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Kilojoules 1401 kJ||17%|
|Fat 7.7 g||12%|
|Sodium 325.8 mg||14%|
|Carbohydrate 56.5 g||19%|
|Protein 9.2 g||18%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|