HOW TO MAKE A MASON JAR SALAD: 2 WAYS

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Happy Hump Day!  Does anyone else feel like this week is just breezing on by?  I feel like it has been going by really quickly.  Maybe it's just because I have been so busy?  Who knows?! Anyway, I digress... So, I have a silly, little quiz for you to go along with this blog post:

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My point is, unless you have no idea what Pinterest is, you don't follow many food blogs, or you have a strong dislike for Mason jars (sorry, we can't be friends), then you've probably seen a Mason jar salad somewhere floating around the Internet.   Today I am here to show you HOW to build a Mason jar salad, and give you two delicious examples of healthy, yummy salads.  Let's begin!

What you need:

1 quart sized (32 oz.) Mason jar Whatever type of salad ingredients you desire Salad dressing, optional

The most important thing to remember is to put your salad dressing on the very bottom, this way the rest of your ingredients don't get soggy.  Nobody likes a soggy salad!  Next, continue to layer the most wet and firm ingredients on the bottom, followed by the driest.  In the end, your salad greens should be at the very top.  Seal with the lid, and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.  Easy-peasy, right?

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As you can see, I meal prepped the other day, and made a few to eat for lunch throughout the week.  They are also perfect for when I am hungry and don't feel like cooking something, too!

Below are two examples of Mason jar Salads.

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Tuna Salad (layered bottom to top)

1 tbsp. blue cheese dressing 2 celery stalks, diced 2 tbsp. tomatoes, diced 1 hard boiled egg, chopped 1/2 c. tuna, cooked Salad greens

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Mediterranean Salad (layered from bottom to top)

1 tbsp. Goddess dressing (TJ's) 1/2 c. cucumber, chopped 2 tbsp. tomatoes, diced 2 tbsp. red onion, chopped 2 tbsp. feta cheese, cubed 8 (guess) Kalamata olives Salad greens Sprinkle of hemp seeds

Just like making a standard salad, there are a million ways you can make a Mason jar salad.  I love that you can make them ahead of time, as well as in individual portions.  Genius, if you ask me!

Have you tried making a Mason jar salad before?  Do you think you'll try one of these?  Let me know!

xo.  Jen