Here is the original link where I found the information: http://www.neatpins.com/2012/03/mason-jar-salads.html
Here are a few tips:
- Dressing on the bottom, lettuce on the top. If the two are touching the lettuce will turn to slime.
- So, dressing goes in first. On top of your dressing, use a rather "hearty" vegetable, such as shredded cabbage, pea pods, or julienne carrot matchsticks. They can withstand the acidity of the dressing, and actually get better!
- Pack it in. Use a nice variety of colorful vegetables!
I did change it up a bit. I did not follow the recipes from the original site, but simply used what I already had in my fridge to make my own salads. I also did NOT include dressing since our family all has different tastes. However, I did follow the plan to pack 'hearty' vegetables on the bottom. It worked perfectly.
Salads will easily stay good for 7-10 days depending on ingredients. Some of mine lasted longer! How awesome is that???
|They fit perfectly in my crisper drawer.|
You can make your own original or favorite salads using all the goodies that you like, or if you want to try something new, creative or just want ideas, below are successful mason jar salad recipes. Ingredients are listed from what goes in first (bottom) to last (on top).
-light asian ginger dressing
-toasted sesame seeds