This salad makes the perfect meal on the go! Mason jars are great tupperware storage alternatives. I love using glass instead of plastic whenever possible. I first started making these types of salads when I wanted to switch up my work lunches. It’s a great way to get in tons of vegetables and make a healthy, fibre-packed, protein filled lunch that’s filling and very satisfying. Layering these vegetable colours looks gorgeous however you can use any vegetables you have on hand.
I place the dressing in the bottom of the mason jar before I’m ready to eat the salad and then when lunch time hits, give it a shake and it’s good to go! No soggy lettuce!
If you’re vegan or don’t eat dairy, simply omit the goats cheese. I recommend replacing it with chopped avocado for some added healthy fats.
Mason Jar Rainbow Salad
Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Vegan-optional, Paleo
1 tomato, diced
1/2 carrot shaved into ribbons using a flat veggie peeler
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 scallion, sliced
1 small handful parsley leaves, chopped
1 radish bulb, sliced into half moons
1 handful cooked chickpeas
1 Tablespoon goats cheese, crumbled (optional)
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/2 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper to taste
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon maple syrup
Whisk together all dressing ingredients in one large 1-litre mason jar.
Layer all salad ingredients on top in mason jar.
Shake before ready to eat and enjoy!