another version of taco salad in a jar

Another Taco Salad In A Jar

The idea of a taco salad is very versatile. It can be made with a wide range of ingredients.  While I occasionally make taco salads that contain meat, I frequently make vegetarian versions.   There’s already a version of a Taco Salad in a Jar on this site, but I came up with a different version that I felt warranted publication.   The process is exactly the same as in the previous salad, but the ingredients have changed a bit. The recipe begins with 1/2 cup jarred salsa in the bottom of the jar.  To this, I added 2 tablespoons […]

Spinach Salad In A Jar

I realize that I may be beating a dead horse here,but I still love those Salads in a Jar.  This time, though, I decided to make a spinach salad.  In fact, I decided to make this spinach salad. Here’s the assembly instructions.  You will notice that I switched out some of the ingredients from my original post containing these salad ingredients to make this more diet friendly. First, I put about 4 tablespoons of fat free Catalina dressing in the bottom of a wide mouth quart jar. I dropped about 8-10 grape tomatoes into the jar. Chopped cucumber and julienned red […]

Chef’s Salad in a Jar

I am continuing my series of salads in a jar this week with the Chef’s Salad.  The Chef’s Salad’s origins are often disputed, but it may have been based upon a 17th and 18th century dish called  Salmagundi which was a salad composed of meat, eggs, and vegetables served with a vinaigrette.  Some say the Chef’s Salad was inspired by the Cobb Salad invented at the Brown Derby Restaurant in Los Angeles, while others attribute it to a chef at the Ritz-Carlton in the early 1940’s. No matter what the origin of the Chef’s Salad, it can be a nutritional […]

Salads in a Jar in fridge

Salad in a Jar

It all started with a Good Housekeeping magazine that someone had left on the table in the break room at work.   Inside, there was an article about how to make yourself look seven years younger.  One of the things they recommended was this salad which was supposed to promote healthy skin because of all of the healthy ingredients. What I noticed about the salad was not the promise of beautiful skin; I noticed rather that the salad was artfully arranged in layers in a mason jar. I may be one of the last people to have heard about this […]