This is nothing new. Mason Jar meals were the rage at one time. I remember looking at the beautiful jars of food in wonder. In particular salads which looked so fetching layered in a jar.
Then I promptly forgot all about it until recently when I read about these jars of salad from a vending machine. I was like wow, those jars of salad look so gorgeous.
So. I decided to give it a go and make my own. You need a suitable sized jar that has enough room to house your salad ingredients. And a wide mouth is preferred so that it is easy to pack the salad and also to eat. But is this practical?
The salad dressing goes in first followed by ingredients that won't easily get soggy like onions, carrots or beans. Then followed by the protein like chicken and then cucumbers, tomatoes and lastly the salad leaves.
I thought it would be cool to have ready packed salads like this and I can just grab and go before I leave for work.
Well, time to test if this is good. At the office.
|Time to tuck in. Bye bye chap fan.|
I gave it a vigorous shake to get the dressing to dress all my ingredients.
|All shook up.|
I think I did not provide enough dressing and it did not quite get to all my ingredients.
It was alright. Perhaps I need a bigger jar. Or I should pack the dressing separately.
I think it would be better for me to pack my salad ingredients in my glass box containers and then pack the dressing separately. It would be easier to dress the salad that way.
Well, it was fun. My very own salad in a jar. Yeah, why not.