Salad In A Jar

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This is a nifty idea for people on-the-go and want a quick salad fix when they are out. Since salad costs about $10 in Singapore, it might be more cost effective to pack your own. Plus, jars are easier to slip into bags compared to bulky bowls or bento containers. They are perfect for rush hour mornings. I love how pretty the jar looks with this fresh salad :) Tip: Use a long parfait spoon to scoop out the contents, so you won’t have to reach out for a bowl. For a simple salad dressing, you can use tahini (sesame paste, i.e. toss sesame seeds in a blender and blend for about 2 minutes), or check out my three pea salad recipe for ideas.

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You might want to add tofu or cooked chickpeas for extra protein, but since this is a fully raw recipe, and green leafy vegetables are a good source of protein, I think it is rather unnecessary. :P

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Salad In A Jar
 
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Recipe type: Western
Cuisine: Western
Serves: 1
Prep time:
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Ingredients
  • alfafa sprouts
  • oranges
  • mesclun leaves
  • olives
  • cherry tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Place a nest of alfafa sprouts at the bottom of the jar.
  2. For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1½ teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Layer mesclun leaves, oranges, cherry tomatoes, olives and alfafa sprouts. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle some nuts, and serve.

 

6 Responses to Salad In A Jar

  1. Part time vegetarian March 3, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    Beautiful and simple! I love it!

    • Angela March 4, 2014 at 3:35 am #

      Thanks!!

  2. Brett Rossi March 7, 2014 at 6:10 am #

    would you care if I tweet this?

    • Angela March 11, 2014 at 5:43 am #

      Sure Brett! Feel free to tweet, retweet and share it!

  3. Lieselotte Alcini March 15, 2014 at 1:45 am #

    I believe that avoiding prepared foods would be the first step to lose weight. They will taste great, but ready-made foods contain very little nutritional value, making you consume more to have enough electricity to get throughout the day. When you are constantly feeding on these foods, moving over to grain and other complex carbohydrates will help you have more energy while eating less. Good blog post.

    • Angela March 27, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

      Yes I agree with you on that, Lieselotte! Processed and ready made food can contain a load of additives and unwanted ingredients. But sometimes, we can’t avoid them because we all want to save some time. But, Fresh foods are the best. Thanks for your comment!