Summer Salad Jars.

A simple + fun idea for serving up your summer salad in a jar, with layers of ingredients and the dressing all-in-one. Shake the jar and you’ve got a delicious lunch, a perfect portable meal on-the-go, for a picnic or taking to eat at your desk at the office.

If you know me by now, you know I have a thing for jars. When I was little, I loved playing in my grandmother's pantry because she kept nothing in it's original packaging but instead transferred everything to be stored into various sized glass jars. So, when I discovered salad jars, it pretty much changed the salad game for me. 

As a mom of three, I am always looking for ways to make meal times simpler. This salad jar recipe allows me to grab a quick lunch while still being able to get all my greens in. The ingredients store so well in a classic glass jar, and their portability allows you to simply open your fridge, grab it, and go. And the best part is that everyone can add layers of the toppings they love the most so everyone gets what they want.

Salad Jar Ingredients by heirloomed

What I love about this concept, is that you can add just about anything you have lying around in your pantry/fridge. I always try to include a seasonal fruit or vegetable, nuts/seeds, and a protein such as black beans or grilled chicken. Another idea would be to include a hearty grain such as quinoa or farrow. For this particular jar, I used arugula as my greens and added in hard-boiled eggs, bacon, blueberries, mozzarella and sunflower seeds. I also love to top mine off with my classic salad dressing.

Salad Jar Recipe by heirloomed

I would love to know what combinations you come up with for your salad jars. Let me know in the comments below.


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Classic Salad Dressing Recipe.

This go-to Salad Dressing recipe is a full of flavor and light enough to drizzle on almost any salad. If you’re looking for a great homemade recipe for an everyday salad dressing, this mustard-based one is a family favorite.

I always enjoy working a salad into my weekday meal routine, whether its my hearty Apple Harvest Salad, or a quick on-the-go Summer Salad Jar. To me though, what really makes a salad stand out is the dressing. My go-to salad dressing is from a recipe that has been in my family for years.

Homemade Salad Dressing by heirloomed

This simple salad dressing is super light and flavorful, making it the ideal choice for any salad you choose to make. I found this one in my Grandmother’s recipe card collection that I inherited and I love how homemade salad dressing really is so easy and delicious. Making salad dressing from scratch is almost as fast and easy as shaking up a store-bought bottle, and the taste is exponentially better than any thing you can buy at the store. My family recipes collection is something near and dear to my heart, and I love utilizing her made-from-scratch recipes whenever I can.

Salad Dressing

Author: Heirloomed
This dressing is so simple and easy to make. It makes the perfect addition to any salad.

ingredients:

For the Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

instructions:

How to cook Salad Dressing

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Salad Dressing Recipe by heirloomed
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