These salads were created by Kathy at Healthy. Happy. Life. as experiments in making layered vegan salads in jars. But, you ask, what's the point of using a jar, as opposed to a regular bowl or lunch container, other than looking pretty? Kathy explains how the jar lets you layer the salad, and keep ingredients separate until you eat. Firmer vegetables at the bottom of the jar marinate and even pickle a bit in the dressing underneath. Lighter, more fragile ingredients sit on top.
When you're ready to eat, just dump all the ingredients into a big bowl, and toss them gently.
Kathy has tons of vibrant, creative ideas for these jarred salads on her blog — go take a look! You may be inspired to pack two, three, or even five days of salads for lunch. I know I was!
Salads in Jars from Healthy. Happy. Life.
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(Images: First two images: Kathy of Healthy. Happy. Life; Faith Durand)