Saturday, April 9, 2016

More Jar Salads

Here are three more mason jar salads I've made. Kyle isn't a fan of fruity salads, but I kinda like them So I haven't over done them but I'll try one every now and then.

Mustard Chicken Jar Salad

1/2 cup red wine vinegar
4 tsp olive oil
2 Tbsp dijon mustard
2 Tbsp finely chopped tarragon
2 cup thinly sliced celery
3 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
2 cups grapes
4 cups spinach
1/4 cup walnuts

Make dressing: combine vinegar, oil, mustard, and tarragon in small bowl; whisk. Evenly divide dressing into bottom of four jars. 
Compile salad into jars: Evenly layer celery, chicken (red container into each), grapes (1/2 purple container), spinach (full green container in each), and walnuts on top. 

Cover and store in fridge up to three days. Shake before serving. 

Fix count: 1 orange, 1 red, 1.5 green, 1/2 purple

Crunchy Quinoa Jar Salad
Makes 6 jars

2 tsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2c extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 c quinoa (I made 2 cups worth to keep in the fridge for my kids' smoothies) 
3 bell peppers
4 1/2 c cooked chicken
6 cups of spring mix salad greens

Mix ingredients for dressing:
Place mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, peppers, salt, and oil in small jar. Screw on lid and shake to combine. 

Cook quinoa according to package.

Assemble Jars:
Place 1/2c quinoa in each jar, pour 2 Tbsp of dressing into each jar, shake to mix up. Next layer 1/2 c bell pepper, 3/4c chicken, and 1 cup salad greens. Cover and refrigerate til ready to eat. Enjoy within a week. 

Fix count: 1 yellow, 1 orange, 1.5 green, 1 red

I'll call this the, throw stuff together to use up what's in the fridge jar salad
Makes 4 jars

I used this AMAZING dressing! It's made with an egg yolk so make sure you consume within five days.

Dressing - place items in blender:
1 egg yolk
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
4 Tbsp lemon juice
add in some sea salt & fresh ground pepper

With blender going pour into lid opening:
1/4 cup olive oil

Assemble Jars:
1) Put 2 Tbsp dressing into four separate jars.
2) Chopped up bell pepper and celery (or whatever crunch you might have) I used a half a cup each for the first batch and 1/4 c bell pepper + 3/4 c celery for the second batch.
3) Add in a red container of diced chicken. I discovered a new cooked chicken at Costco I love better than the other stuff, just be sure to rinse and pat dry before using. They are individually wrapped and stored with some goop.
4) Stuff in a cup worth of mixed greens!

Fix count: 2 green, 1 orange, 1 red

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