Salad in a jar
What do you eat when it’s too hot and you don’t feel like being stuck in a hot kitchen labouring over a stove? We love putting on a barbecue but this time we just couldn’t be asked so we went to trusted Pinterest to find ideas for delicious salad ideas. We love the idea of making a salad in a jar so that’s what we went for today. Read on to see how we did it. There’s even a video of me making it. See below.
We’ve put our own twist on things and will show you what we came up with. For starters, here’s a list of the equipment you’ll need:
Pitted black olives
Cooked pasta, quinoa or rice
Dried mixed fruits eg cranberries, raisins, sultanas
Any vegetables you like can be used
Go for a good variety in terms of texture, colour, and flavour
The more colourful your salad, the higher the Vitamin A content
Cook, and cool pasta, quinoa or rice
Wash and prepare all vegetables
Fill jars with salad ingredients with a layered effect.
You may choose to put a teaspoon or two of your favourite salad dressing while you are making the salad. That makes it easier to mix in.
Here’s the video I made while I made ours.
Be brave and daring. You may even have fun with it by preparing the vegetables and getting the little ones to choose what they will have in theirs. I suppose the same idea can be used for fruit salads.
Can I just say that my salad was actually quite enjoyable? I really wouldn’t want to change anything because the flavours and textures were just right and seeing the array of vibrant colours made me really want to eat it. I think this is actually a winner and I will be doing this more often. Thank goodness for those handy mason jars. The salads can actually be covered up and refrigerated. If you don’t have mason jars, you can use drinking glasses, or even jam and sauce bottles that have been properly cleaned.
What would you have in your sunshine layered salad? Have you ever made one? Let us know too if you have other ideas for dinners when it’s too hot to cook. Let us know in the comments below.