The secret to a perfect and tasty Mason jar salad is all in the order.
The dressing goes in first. This is so important! This guarantees that your salad ingredients don't get soggy.
Then go with a grain or a protein, or anything else big and chunky. This protects your more delicate ingredients from getting wet.
Then the fixings. Little things like shaved nuts, raisins, cheeses. The ingredients that you want to stay dry until juuuust before you eat it.
And if you have any leafy greens, they go in last. That way when you turn the Mason jar over and unload it all into a bowl, the greens will make the salad bed. Genius!
Choosing a smart combo of ingredients is also key.
You want to mix textures and flavors. And ideally, you'll have a filling protein, something salty and crunchy, and something sweet and tangy. Here are some ideas from Earthbound Farm:
You can DIY your own salad with those tips, or you can make one of these genius concoctions below.
Your call! It's all easy and tasty.
1. Fresh And Springy Walnut, Radish, And Apple Salad
2. Burrito Bowl Salad
3. Green Garden Vegan Salad
4. Layered Quinoa Salad With Beet Vinaigrette
5. Egg And Avocado Mixed Salad
This one's got eggs, grapes, corn, nuts, and more. See how it's made here.