Product Review: LivBar Blueberry Vanilla Kale
Often in the summertime you want a quick and easy meal without any of the fuss of having to cook. This Veggie Salad in a Jar from our friends at Cooking Light is the perfect choice. Super versatile, these salads can be made a day ahead and your little ones can have fun picking and choosing what ingredients they’d like to add to this appetizing meal.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon red or white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup rinsed and drained canned lower-sodium chickpeas
1/2 cup sliced orange bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced hearts of palm
1/2 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
2/3 cup cooked quinoa
2 cups small leaf lettuce (such as romaine, spinach, and mesclun blend)
1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
1. Combine olive oil, vinegar, mustard, pepper, and salt in a 1-pint mason jar with a lid; shake well to blend. Divide dressing between 2 (1-pint) mason jars.
2. Divide onion between the 2 jars. Repeat procedure with chickpeas, bell pepper, hearts of palm, tomatoes, and quinoa.
3. Divide lettuce between the 2 jars, gently pressing down to fit. Divide cheese between the 2 jars; secure lids on jars.
4. Refrigerate salad up to 1 day. Shake jar to distribute dressing before serving. Eat straight from the jar, or empty contents into a bowl.
Tips & Trick:
- Pack your salads tightly with the dressing on the bottom, followed by denser ingredients that won’t get soggy while they marinate.
- This recipe is easily adaptable and easy to transport.
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