Tuesday, 28 June 2016

A simple jar salad

I love jar salads as they are great to take into work for an easy packed lunch but also look so beautiful.

It's great just to mix and match what you have in the fridge and I always find layering it up, I start to think about balance, where are the carbs coming from?  The protein?  The vegetables, the vibrant colours?  It's a great way to visually see your balanced meal.

This is my latest layered lovey!

Jar Salad - Serves 1


2 tbsp Cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans) - I use canned chickpeas and freeze the rest to make into curries etc.
5 cm / 2 inches Cucumber
Handful of small tomatoes
Small handful of rocket (arugula)
A few slices of goats cheese (the soft, gooey one with a rind)
2 tsp Wine vinegar
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil


Start with the chickpeas then build the salad in order apart from the oil and vinegar.

When just about ready to serve, top with the vinegar and oil then eat as soon as possible and enjoy.

Linked up to Tried and Tested Tuesday

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  1. Looks yummy! I keep meaning to do this but haven't got round to it. Maybe when I go back to work so I can have them there.
    Do you soak your chickpeas or are they tinned ones?

    1. Oops, sorry, I've clarified that, yes the chickpeas are canned.

  2. Looks pretty - I am always worried that it would be hard to eat out of though #triedtested

    1. You can always tip it onto a plate at work but it's not as hard to eat out of as you might think and each layer is a new set of flavours.

  3. So simple but looks sooo pretty x #triedtested

  4. Oh what a great idea - a really appealing way to eat salad. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  5. Mmm this looks so good! I've heard of these salad jars before but I've never tried them yet.

    1. There's nothing really all that rocket science about them. The only thing is if you do add the dressing to the jar, add it to the bottom and make sure the bottom layer is resilient enough to stand up to being sat in dressing until lunch time. I tend to put the most robust things in the bottom like cooked potatoes, corn, pulses etc.

  6. That looks lovely! What a great idea to serve it in a jar!
    Thanks for sharing with us on #TriedTested this week x

    1. No problem and the great thing about jars rather than plastic tubs is it's much less likely to leak.


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