Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lemon Strawberry Mason Jar Salad

This week, I'm eating what might just be my very favorite "salad in a jar"!  It's so delicious that the first time I ate it, I actually had the same reaction I do when I eat ice cream - when it was finished, I immediately wanted more.  This has never happened with salad, but frequently happens with food like ice cream and chocolate.  So, this salad is a winner!!

2 tbsp Marzetti Simply Dressed Lemon Vinaigrette (or any lemon dressing you like)
3-4 stalks chopped fresh asparagus (raw - not cooked...it's awesome this time of year since it's in season!)
4 oz. grilled chicken (I marinated mine in a Pomegranate Vinaigrette first - but do it however you like!)
0.5-1 oz crumbled goat cheese
4-5 sliced strawberries
shredded carrots (enough to make a layer)
lettuce of choice (this salad ROCKS with "Spring Mix" or arugula - they have such great flavor!)
1 tbsp sugared almonds (here's a link to an easy recipe for those - I used coconut sugar, and only 1/6 cup, and added cinnamon)

Layer the ingredients in a jar in the order listed (except the almonds) and store in the fridge for several days!  When you're ready to eat, simply dump it in a bowl and sprinkle with the almonds!
Check out my other "Mason Jar Salad" posts here and here!

Shared this at Unprocessed Fridays! Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. I have a question about the salads in a jar. Does it really keep them fresh for a while? I wanted to try this but didn't want to buy mason jars if it was going to be a flop. Thanks.Sandy