Balsamic Salad in a Jar

Serves: 2

Salads in a jar can help you plan ahead, preserve the flavor and yes they are fun too.

Yield: 2 jars
Prep Time: 20 mins


1 large tomato, chopped
2 3 arugula, big handfuls of fresh baby , (or another favorite green!
2 4 edible flowers, fresh , , optional
1/2 cup cucumber, diced
1/4 cup sweet onion, diced
1/2 cup grain, cooked , (try quinoa or brown rice or amaranth)
2 tablespoons , extra virgin olive oil
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon , freshly chopped basil
pinch of black pepper


To assemble:

1. Whisk the dressing together. Divide between two large mason jars so the dressing sits in the bottom.
2. Add the onions and cucumbers to the jar. Shake jar a bit so the dressing coats the veggies.
3. Add the grains. Then the tomatoes, arugula and lastly the flowers.
4. Seal jar and pop in the fridge. Pull out when ready to serve.

Other yummy accents: mushrooms, olives, radishes and more! Get creative!


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