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Mason Jar Salads, Vegan and Gluten-Free

The best recipe for Mason Jar Salad
mason jar salads vegan gluten free best recipe

Yup, the summer is here.  And for most of us who live on the Cape that means a billion hour work weeks and absolutely no time to get anything done!  Especially sit down to a meal!   I struggle to pack nutritious lunches for Shaye to enjoy between jobs.  To solve this dilemma, I jumped on the mason jar meal band wagon!  They are so easy to make and taste so good!  All it takes is a little prep time and some creativity!  They are the perfect thing to grab-and-go when pressed for time.

This week I made two different variations; Greek Salad and Asian Edamame Salad.  Depending what you put in them, they will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Follow these simple directions for creating your own!

1.  To keep vegetables fresh, put the salad dressing in the jar first.

2.  Layer ingredients from the heaviest to the lightest.  For instance; in the greek salad I added the salad dressing first then layered crumbled goat cheese, kalamata olives, chick peas then added my fresh veggies (cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions) and lastly the spring salad greens.  For the Asian Edamame Salad I layered the dressing, shredded red cabbage, chopped sugar peas, shredded carrots, edamame, cucumbers and lastly the greens.

3.  Twist on the top, place in refrigerator and enjoy on the go!

oh yeah, don’t forget to pack a fork and bowl!

Get funky with it!

Add cooked quinoa, nuts, beans, artichokes, hard boiled eggs, dulse flakes, steamed asparagus, sunflower seeds, almonds, strawberries, craisins…the possibilities are endless!

Here are two salad dressing to try out!

mason jar salads vegan gluten free best recipe
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Mason Jar Salad

The best recipe for Mason Jar Salad
Course Main Meal, Salad
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1579kcal
Cost $

Ingredients

  • Greek Salad Dressing:
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder or one clove fresh garlic
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Asian Ginger Dressing:
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons tamari or bragg’s amino acids
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave
  • 1/4 cup water
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Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender
  • Add Greek Salad Dressing or Asian Ginger Dressing
  • Mix well and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 1579kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 162g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 118g | Sodium: 1584mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg
Cristina C. RD LDN
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