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Rainbow Salad in a Mason Jar

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I so agree to this one by Fran Lebowitz, “A salad is not a meal. Its a style.” I was never someone who loved eating healthy food but always liked to make the appearance of the food I eat, interesting.. when I saw the concept of Salads in a Jar, for the first time, I tried it & got hooked onto it.. Ever since I have tried so many permutations & combinations & trust me when I say this but I look forward to my daily dose of “salad”..

Lets understand the advantages of “Salad in a jar”..

  1. Its really handy & easy to prepare.
  2. They take up very less space in the fridge.
  3. High in nutrition & very tasty.
  4. Easy to carry in a small bag as well & they dont leak.
  5. You can make good use of the ingredients you have & totally customise it according to your needs.
  6. For vegetarians, you can make this into a full meal by adding paneer, tofu or any other protein source & for non-vegetarians, you can add chicken, eggs or any other meat of your choice.

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

The whole idea behind the layering of the ingredients is that when the dressing goes in first at the bottom of the jar, the other contents don’t get soggy & will stay dry till you want to eat it..

Before eating just unload this jar into a bowl & the greens will form a beautiful salad bed.. You can store this jar in the fridge for 2-3 days & just shake it & eat it.

INGREDIENTS: (for 1 mason jar)

* 1 chopped (square pieces) tomato

* half cup bite sized ice lettuce

* half cup boiled corn

* 1 chopped (square pieces) onions

* half cup cooked macaroni

* 1 cup blanched french beans sliced into half

* 1 cup purple cabbage

* 1 cheese cube

* 12 olives

* 5 jalapeños

DRESSING:-

* 2 tbsp pizza pasta sauce

* 1 tbsp olive oil

* salt to taste

* chilly flakes (as per your convenience)

* thyme or oregano (quarter teaspoon)

METHOD:-

Pour the dressing into the bottom of your mason jar & begin layering the ingredients..

In this case-

Onions

Corn

French beans

Macaroni

Tomato

Purple Cabbage

Olives

Cheese

Jalapeños

Ice Lettuce

Hope you all enjoyed reading this one, please do try it out & let me know..

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A big shout out & thanks to GGF for creating such a great platform..

Thanks a lot,

Love,

Neha

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