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.
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.
- alfafa sprouts
- mesclun leaves
- cherry tomatoes
- Place a nest of alfafa sprouts at the bottom of the jar.
- For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1½ teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Layer mesclun leaves, oranges, cherry tomatoes, olives and alfafa sprouts. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle some nuts, and serve.