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Old 11-15-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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Salad in a Jar

I've never tried this until today and I just wanted to share it in case you've never heard of it! I put sliced roma tomatoes and green onions in the bottom layer. Baby spinach and butter crunch lettuce in the middle and feta and cheddar cheese and bacon on the top layer of mine! It was wonderful and the greens stayed nice and dry until I poured it on the plate at lunch!
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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That looks good! Will have to try.....

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Old 11-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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Were the greens still crispy? That's what I always hated about taking a salad to work, it was always slimy or just not right by lunch time.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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I pack mine in a bag in a cooler, same thing. The dressing stays on the bottom until I turn it out on a plate, it works great. No soggy greens when you put pepper or cucumber in a layer above the dressing and your greens/mushrooms/cheese on top.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #5
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Tina, the greens were very crisp and dry! I've been reading about it but never tried it until today. Actually, I made 3. They are suppose to last all week. I hope it works out like that because all I have to do is grab and go for lunch and not drag out all of that salad fixing stuff again! I'll keep you posted!
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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Cool idea!
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:01 PM   #7
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Leisha.

I was wondering where the dressing was?
Do you dress it after it's on the plate?

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:04 PM   #8
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Would not have a problem with salad stuff unless it has dressing on it already? If it's on the bottom and stays there until you pour it out, that's awesome!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #9
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All of the instructions said to put the dressing in the bottom with the heavy, wet stuff. I put mine in a snack bag and snipped the end off and dressed it on the plate. I just checked out the other two in the refrigerator and they look great! It will be so nice to only have to make salads once, instead of every day!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #10
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OK -- it's just that you left out the salad dressing in your initial description!!!!
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...more salads in a jar.....

Made me another batch of salads in a jar tonight! I have the roma tomatoes, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar and olive oil in the snack bag for dressing. I will just dump the lettuce, green onions, peppers and cheese in a big container tomorrow morning. The jar is hard to eat from!..

This is great because the salads keep so long and you only have to deal with making them once!
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That's awesome!
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Made me another batch of salads in a jar tonight! I have the roma tomatoes, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar and olive oil in the snack bag for dressing. I will just dump the lettuce, green onions, peppers and cheese in a big container tomorrow morning. The jar is hard to eat from!..

This is great because the salads keep so long and you only have to deal with making them once!
How does the jar preserve the salad any longer than a bowl or bag? I thought the purpose was putting dressing in the bottom of the jar, and having all of it together so it doesn't get soggy? It is a convenient way to make salads ahead of time, however.
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Librarygirl.... I have no idea why the greens last longer in the jar, but they do. The convenience part is why I do it.... to just have to make salads once. You could put all of the wet stuff in the bottom and most people do, but since I don't eat mine from the jar, I don't. I also make my salad dressing from the tomato's juice mixed with the vinegar and oil so I just use the snack bag. I usually won't bother to make a salad in the morning so this works for me.
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I will have to try this. Looks great! I love salad and get frustrated at how fast it turns brown.
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