Mason Jar Salads – Jennifer Johal’s Kitchen

Coming into leftover season, this post from Guest Contributor – Jennifer Johal -couldn’t come at a better time!
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Mason Jar Salads are a great way to use leftovers, and also to prep a healthy lunch for several days – for the salads pictured, I actually made extra chicken from my Southwest Chicken blog, sliced it up and made 3 days worth of salads for lunch!  Leftovers are great for these – get creative with your ingredients!
Rule of thumb for layering is as follows, to prevent things from getting mushy or wilted:
 
Dressing
Meat/Beans (whatever you put here will soak up the dressing so be careful)
Veggies
Lettuce/Spinach
Anything soft like tomatoes or cheese should go on the top. Anything like croutons are best left out, just put them in a small container and dump it in when you are ready to it. 
When you dump it all into a bowl, it mixes perfectly with the dressing
I only make up to 3 days worth of salads. Three days is my general rule with any leftovers.
 
 
 
Here are some of my other go-to recipes. 
Lastly, here are some basic dressings. I never buy salad dressing, it is so easy to mix up fresh and delicious concoctions:
  • DIJON VINAIGRETTE: Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, olive oil
  • SWEET DIJON VINAIGRETTE: Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, olive oil, honey
  • BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE: Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, olive oil
  • SWEET BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE: Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, real maple syrup
  • HONEY LIME VINAIGRETTE: Fresh lime juice, olive oil, pinch cumin, honey
  • ORANGE DRESSING: Fresh orange juice (from an orange, not a box), olive oil, honey

  
Thank you Jennifer!

Have a great one!

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2015-02-01T13:22:52-04:00December 14th, 2014|JJ'S KITCHEN|1 Comment

One Comment

  1. Brandi December 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    This is a delicious idea! I’m convinced everything tastes better in a cute mason jar.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comment on my cookies. I hope you truly do love them!!!

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