Saturday, April 18, 2015

Salad in a jar



I love looking through cooking magazines. All those great recipes and delicious-looking photo's... Lovely. One Friday (or Saturday, I don't remember), I was looking in the new issue and there was this beautiful photo of something and it immediately caught my attention. But, wait, what? Salad, in a JAR? Yes, that's right. Keep reading to find out how to make this amazing to-go lunch!





The cooking magazine I found this in was the AllerHande magazine by the supermarket Albert Heijn. Their magazines are pretty awesome. The magazine had 4 salad recipes for in a jar, but all of them required a lot of ingredients, of which most of them I didn't have at home, so I decided to make my own salad. If you are interested in the other salads, though, you can find them here, here, here and here


Before we get started, I would like to mention that I'm certainly not a food expert, so the combination of the following ingredients is just a jumble of things I think are super yummy ;) and were already in my kitchen.

(You can prepare your salad in a jar a half a day ahead.)


Ingredients:
· a jar                        (± 750 ml)
· lettuce
· cherry tomatoes      (cut in halves or quarters)
· pan-fried chicken    (make sure it is cooled, so the salad won't get soggy)
· mozzarella
· dressing: dille-mustard
(There are no specific proportions. They are to your liking. :) )



Pour the dressing in the jar first. This way the salad will stay 'crispy' and not soggy. Then, start filling the jar with one ingredient at a time, so that you get a nice layered look. Put wet and heavy ingredients at the bottom and dry and light ingredients at the top. My order was (from bottom to top): dressing, lettuce, mozzarella, chicken and then tomatoes. Although lettuce is dry and light, I wanted to have it in the middle, because I thought it would make it easier to mix it all together later. Then grab a (plastic) fork, and if you like, tape it on with some cute washi tape.





Tadaa! All done. Bon app├ętit!


PS. When you eat your salad, start eating from the bottom so that all the ingredients will get mixed together better. 

Love,
            Mia

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